Judicial Review (JR)

If you think that the Home Office made an illegal or unlawful decision in your immigration matter, you can apply to have it judicially reviewed. Judicial Review (JR) allows a challenge in a court of the way decisions are made. 

The main grounds of review are that:

  • the decision maker has acted outside the scope of its statutory powers, or
  • that the decision was made using an unfair procedure, or
  • that the decision was an unreasonable one.

This is a 2-part process. Firstly, you need to obtain permission to apply for JR. If granted, you can then apply for the decision to be reviewed.

An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be made and not later than 3 months after the decision complained of was made.

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