- you’re in the UK reserve forces and your request for exemption from service has been turned down
- you employ a reservist and your request for their exemption from service has been turned down
The tribunal must receive your appeal within 5 days of you receiving the decision (‘determination’) letter or your application may be rejected.
If you’re going to miss the deadline and have a valid reason, say why when you appeal. Extensions are only granted in exceptional circumstances.
The tribunal is independent of government. A judge will listen to both sides of the argument before making a decision.
Help you can get
Contact RFAT or your legal representative if you have any questions about appealing. RFAT cannot give you legal advice.
You may want to get legal advice before you appeal.