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Updated Home Office policy on reviewing cases when appeals are lodged


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Updated Home Office policy on reviewing cases when appeals are lodged:

UK Visas and Immigration guidance for how it considers the grounds for appeal and supporting documents of an application.

Call me a cynic, but I have never ever seen any evidence that ECOs or the Home Office seriously reconsider a decision when an appeal is lodged. A very polite request for reconsideration can sometimes get results if strong, but just lodging the appeal never seems to lead to reconsideration. If anyone has experience to the contrary, do leave a comment.

UPDATE: Interestingly, a few people have been in touch to say they have found some decisions getting overturned when appeals are lodged.

Source: Appeal review: APL07 – GOV.UK

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  1. The ECO’s are my least favouratite people but in the last couple of months three decisions have been withdrawn; one of the decision, was informed later, in error and reasons given for it were accepted by the FtT duty judge