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Petition on immigration appeal fees: please sign


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I’m not sure it was very wise to start this petition given how few people have signed it (1,254 at the time of writing). But we are where we are, so if you have not signed yet please do. The proposed increases are staggering. They would make the immigration tribunal the only part of the court and tribunal service funded entirely by appellants and are particularly unaffordable considering the massive immigration application fees act as a fortified gateway to an appeal in the first place.

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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.


2 Responses

  1. It is the right move. Possibly make it a bit more prominent on the website.


  2. Colin have signed up 3x but says not signed up until you sign this link which does,nt respond ?

    Have flagged this up internally as part of our Research & Campaign Policy its intended to influenze policy makers decisions. Increasingly high immigration costs will inevitably be a barrier to many of our clients who genuinely wish to regularise. There is little doubt further financial burdens of this kind will prove counterproductive and could give rise to unintended consequences. No one in the immigration community should doubt its impact.

    Derek Edwards
    Lead immigration caseworker
    Southend Citizens Advice