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Minor immigration tribunal procedure rule changes announced


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Two minor but welcome changes to the immigration tribunal procedure rules. Firstly, the Upper Tribunal:

Rule 3 amends the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008 (S.I. 2008/2698) (“Upper Tribunal Rules”) to omit rule 22A (special procedure for providing notice of a refusal of permission to appeal in an asylum case) to restore the requirement under rule 22 of those rules for the Upper Tribunal to serve a copy of its decision to refuse permission to appeal in an asylum case on the appellant. Rule 3 also makes consequential amendments to rules 22(1) (decision in relation to permission to appeal) and rule 40(2) (decisions) of the Upper Tribunal Rules to omit references to rule 22A in those rules.

Secondly, the First-tier Tribunal:

Rule 5 amends the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 (S.I. 2014/2604) to clarify the time limits that apply to an appeal against a decision of the Home Office in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme that is also subject to an administrative review, where a decision on administrative review has been made, or the application for an administrative review has been withdrawn prior to a decision on administrative review having been determined.

Those quotes are from the Explanatory Notes for the Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2023. They come into force on Christmas Day, weirdly.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.