An end to UK visa appeals

20 May 2011

As of the 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 news rules will mean that only evidence that was submitted as part of the initially 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 first attempt.

UK Immigration minister Damian Green commented:

β€œFor 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.”

β€œThe changes I am making today will put an end to this practice for good.”