An end to UK visa appeals

# 1 min read 20/05/2011

As of 23 May 2011, a change to UK immigration law will mean that applicants under the points-based system will no longer be able to rely on the submission of late evidence to over-turn decisions.

The new rules will mean that only evidence that was submitted as part of the initial application will be considered in visa appeals under the points-based system. The government hopes and aims to put an end to unnecessary visa appeals – this will put considerable pressure on UK visa applicants to ensure that they are eligible on the first attempt.

UK Immigration minister Damian Green commented:

“For too long, the taxpayer has had to shoulder the burden of a system which allowed individuals to drag out their appeal by submitting new evidence at the last minute.”

“The changes I am making today will put an end to this practice for good.”

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