The British Ministry of Justice will introduce fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals from 19 December 2011, the UK Border Agency announced today.
People who want to appeal against a decision notice dated 19 December 2011 or later will be charged a fee for the appeal process, which up to now has been free of charge. The appeal fee will apply to most categories of visas refusals and in country decisions. Exemptions to the fees will be outlined by the Ministry of Justice. This will only affect decision notices that are dated on or after 19 December.
The UK Border Agency announced that after 19 December people will need to lodge their appeals at the tribunal in the UK. The UK will no longer accept appeals at any of its overseas visa application centres.
Full guidance about the changes will be published on the Ministry of Justice website from 19 December 2011.
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