Appeal against a visa or immigration decision

4. Applications made before 6 April 2015

You might be able to appeal against a decision made by the Home Office if you submitted your application before 6 April 2015 and it was refused.

Tier 1, 2 or 5 migrants and family members

You can make an appeal if you applied for leave to remain as a Tier 1, 2 or 5 migrant or family member before 2 March 2015 and your application was refused on or after 6 April 2015.

You can only do this if your application being refused means you don’t have permission (‘leave’) to enter or remain in the UK.

Appeal online or by post or fax with:

Tier 4 migrants and family members

You can make an appeal if you applied for permission to remain as a Tier 4 migrant or family member before 20 October 2014 and your application was refused on or after 6 April 2015.

You can only do this if your application being refused means you don’t have permission (‘leave’) to enter or remain in the UK.

Appeal online or by post or fax with:

Other decisions

You can appeal against certain other Home Office decisions if you applied before 6 April 2015 and your application was refused on or after the same date.

You can only do this if the Home Office’s decision didn’t include refusing an asylum or human rights claim.

Leave to enter

You can appeal online if your application for leave to enter was refused.

You can also appeal by post or fax with:

Vary your leave to enter or remain

You can appeal online if your application to change (‘vary’) the length and conditions of your stay in the UK was refused. You can only do this if your application being refused means you don’t have permission (‘leave’) to enter or remain in the UK.

You can also appeal by post or fax with:

Entry clearance

You can appeal online if your application for entry clearance was refused.

You can also appeal by post or fax with form IAFT-2.

Certificate of entitlement

You can appeal online if your application for a certificate of entitlement to prove you have a right of abode in the UK was refused.

You can also appeal by post or fax with: