Appeal a decision by the immigration and asylum tribunal

4. The tribunal's decision

You’ll normally get your decision in writing in 28 days.

If you win your appeal

If the Upper Tribunal decides that a mistake was made it can:

  • overrule the decision and make its own judgement
  • order the First-tier Tribunal to hear the case again

The Home Office can appeal the decision of the tribunal.

If you lose your appeal

You may be able to appeal to a higher court if you think there was a legal mistake made by the tribunal.

Get legal help or advice if you’re not sure about this.

Ask for permission

You must write to the upper tribunal and ask for permission before you appeal.

Your situation Refusal letter by post Refusal by email or delivered personally
You’re inside the UK 12 working days 10 working days
You’re outside the UK 38 days 10 days

Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
IA Field House
15-25 Breams Buildings
London
EC4A 1DZ

Once you have permission, you should appeal to the relevant higher court:

You must do this within:

  • 28 days of being given permission (England and Wales)
  • 42 days of being given permission (Scotland)
  • 21 days of being given permission (Northern Ireland)

You may have to pay court fees and the other party’s costs.

If you’re refused permission

You can ask the relevant higher court for permission.

You must do this within:

  • 28 days of being refused permission (England and Wales)
  • 42 days of being refused permission (Scotland)
  • 21 days of being refused permission (Northern Ireland)