ⓘ Information card
The First-tier Tribunal is the court where a judge will hear and decide on your asylum appeal, at which you say the Home Office was wrong to refuse your asylum claim. The judge is independent, so is not a representative of the Home Office. You do not need to apply for permission to appeal a negative Home Office decision at the First-tier Tribunal – if you have the right of appeal, you can go ahead and appeal.
If you have a lawyer, they will prepare and submit the appeal form for you, and represent you at court.
Your completed appeal form (and accompanying documents/evidence) must be received at the Tribunal no later than 14 calendar days after you are sent the notice of the decision by the Home Office on your case (for example, a refusal of your asylum claim).
If you miss this deadline, you may be able to apply for an “out-of-time” appeal but you would have to have good reasons for doing so, and explain these to the Tribunal. The Tribunal may refuse to consider your appeal.
Read more in the Appeals section of the Right to Remain Toolkit.
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⚠️ Problem card
The Home Office refuse your asylum claim and your lawyer says they can no longer represent you, and you have just 14 days to submit your appeal application.