Apart from these changes there are many other aspects of UK immigration and asylum law that affect people on a daily basis. In most circumstances it is necessary to obtain advice or hire the services of an experienced UK Immigration and Asylum solicitor in order to understand your situation and assert your rights. These days many immigration and asylum solicitors are often able to help even if you don’t speak English as they have solicitors available who speak a variety of different languages.
If you are abroad when you apply for a visa to enter the UK and you are refused entry you can appeal this decision, but it must be within 28 days of receipt of the decision and that is if you have been offered the chance to appeal. If you are in the UK at the time of the refusal and you have been told you can appeal, you only have ten working days to do so.
If you are in this situation you should seek assistance from a solicitor who specialises in UK Immigration and Asylum law as appeals are often effective when errors are made by an immigration officer who is handling your case.
Recent changes to UK immigration law are related to bans on people to re-enter the country for a number of reasons such as being caught illegally entering the country or overstaying a visa. These bans could be up to 10 years depending on individual circumstances. You may wish to return under another visa category but are being refused. Often these circumstances have arisen for personal, family and relationship reasons but in some cases if an experienced UK immigration and asylum lawyer takes up the case forced re-entry bans can be overthrown on the basis of misunderstanding by immigration officials or humanitarian grounds.