Home Office loses half of all immigration appeals

New statistics published by the Ministry of Justice shows that the percentage of successful appeals for the applicants is the highest in the entire history of keeping the records. Applicants won more than 50% of appeals to the Immigration Tribunal in the past financial year. Most of them were appeals against the decision of the Home Office to refuse the applicant to stay in the UK.

Last year 58% of Human Rights appeals and 50% of EEA Free Movement appeals were won. However, appeals in the area of asylum seeking were less successful.

In 2018/2019 the court decided on approximately 45,000 cases. This indicates a trend towards a reduction in the total number of appeals. About 44,000 cases were received in 2018/19, compared with 92,000 in 2014/15 and 146,000 in 2010/11.

To date, the duration of the appeal process from filing an application to receiving the decision on average takes about 40 weeks.

Posted on Jun 13, 2019.

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