No appeal for refused UK family visitor visas
United Kingdom, 15th May: The UK government has decided to axe the right to appeal for those whose UK family visitor visa has been refused.
The new ruling will come into effect from the year 2014.
Right to appeal against UK visa refusal to be removed—The new ruling announced by the British Home Office will affect all non-EU citizens including Indian nationals.
The latest move to become effective after two years from now will help in big savings for the UK government.
Apart from savings tens of millions of UK currency, the step will also be of great benefit in providing more time for dealing with serious visa cases, the official informed.
Reapply now-Refused UK family visitor visa applicants advised—The latest ruling under the Crime and Courts Bill announced by the British Home Office will come into effect in 2014. The only thing is it must be approved by Royal Assent and parliament. So, it’s high time all foreigners who were refused UK family visitor visas to be with their families living in the UK to file fresh applications.
They should not go for costly and lengthy appeal. The UK immigration department will take a decision on UK visa applications that have been filed afresh within a span of 15 days. Appeals normally involve around eight months or so.
Giving details about the new bill published this month, Damian Green, UK immigration minister, said most of applicants from non-EU nations will not have the right to appeal against refused UK family visitor visas in the courts from 2014.
But, foreigners will enjoy the right to appeal on the basis of racial discrimination or human rights, he affirmed.
New UK visa rules- no deterrent for eligible applicants--Clarifying about the rules to become effective after two years, Green said the UK is not going to stop anyone from visiting his or her family in the UK subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria.
The only thing is the UK does not want to unnecessary bother its taxpayers from funding exorbitant bills for foreign nationals who did not supply proof along with their UK visa application.
And until the new tougher measures come into effect in 2014, the UK government will make sure to enforce interim rules for limiting the right of appeal to only those seeking UK visas for visiting a close member of their family.