Deportation procedures are initiated by the Secretary of State in order to remove foreign nationals who have committed criminal offences. Once a person is deported from the UK, he or she will not be able to return to the UK until the deportation order remains in force.
Deportation decisions can be challenged on the grounds of a person’s long residence in the UK and/ or their private and family life in the UK under Article 8 of the ECHR.
Before a decision to deport is made by the Home Office, an individual should receive One Stop Notice which gives an opportunity to set out all the reasons why that person should not be deported from the UK. It is crucial to thoroughly complete the form provided and enclose all the necessary documentation to support the claim within the time limit which is usually 20 working days.
When decision to deport is made by the Home Office, if the decision has not been certified, a person should be given right of appeal. If the Home Office certifies the decision, the only way to challenge it is by way of judicial review.
Deportation cases are usually very complex and engaging an immigration lawyer is highly advisable. It might be very difficult for a deportee especially if one is detained to effectively communicate with the Home Office or Tribunal and obtain all the necessary documentation within very tight time limits.
Anglia Immigration Law specialises in deportation cases and we have an extensive record of Home Office’s deport decisions that were successfully challenged by our experienced immigration professionals. Contact us now on 01603 927676 to discuss your situation.
We can help you to:
- Visit you in prison/ detention centre to take your detailed instructions if you are in detention.
- Complete One Stop Notice and draft representations to the Home Office detailing reasons why you should not be deported from the UK.
- Draft grounds of appeal and submit notice of appeal to the Tribunal.
- Draft detailed witness statements and submit them to the Tribunal with other documents as per Tribunal’s directions.
- Represent you before the Tribunal at your appeal hearing.
- Make a bail application if you are detained under immigration powers.