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No right of appeal for family visitors

From 25 June 2013, there is no right of appeal against the refusal of a family visitor visa application with the exception of appealing the refusal on human rights or race discrimination grounds.

It is now even more important than before for the applicants to get their visa applications right in the first place. Make sure that you have answered all questions in your application form and provide all necessary documents such as passports (old and new), birth certificates, bank statements and title deeds, etc. Make sure that you have a letter from your family member in the UK confirming their relationship with you, their immigration status and their financial circumstances. Ask them to provide you with a certified copy of their passport and proof of their residential address such as a water, electricity or gas bill.

You may apply for judicial review of the refusal decision.