As of 2014, new legislation intends to remove the full right of appeal for those who have been refused a family visit visa.
Furthermore, in June 2012, further legislation will be introduced to tighten definitions of family and sponsor in family visit visa appeals. This is expected to come into effect in July 2012.
As a result, those who have applied to visit a family member in the UK as a cousin, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew will only have limited grounds of appeal. Moreover, they will only be eligible to appeal if the family member they are visiting is either settled, a refugee or has humanitarian protection status.
The removal of a full right of appeal for prospective family visitors highlights the importance of making your initial application as strong as possible. If you are looking for someone to manage your case please contact our offices on 01793 836 010.