Out of Time Appeal Resulted in Settlement Decision for Our Client

Sterling Law encountered a young professional who valiantly fought against the incompetent bureaucracy of the Home Office. Eventually we managed to resolve our client’s case by achieving settlement status, however, she remained in legal limbo for 4 years and had to go through the countless red tape to continue her future in her adoptive country.

A Georgian national came to the UK on her student visa when she was only nineteen years old. On subsequent occasions she was granted leave to remain as a student. In 2014, she sought to progress her further education with a Master’s degree in the UK. Unfortunately, her application was refused. She was, therefore, put at risk of losing her status in the UK, jeopardising her future dreams and aspirations, and depriving her of the right to complete her education, which she had paid for. This was contrary to the principle of fairness under the common law.

The Home Office explained the refusal by failure to meet the financial visa requirements, which in fact, was not the case.

Our client erroneously did not credit the relevant bank account in time to demonstrate she has had enough funds. Despite her previous visa history, that clearly indicated client’s ability to support herself financially, Home Office refused her application instead of requesting further documents. The client requested reconsideration, which resulted into further refusal and notification to leave the country.

She then realised the need to seek a legal advice. Sterling Law managed to achieve an out of time appeal, meaning that she can stay in the country while her case was being resolved. The exceptional grounds for the out of time appeal was drafted by Sterling Law team including Managing Partner Ruslan Kosarenko, Principal Solicitor Navdeep Kaur Gill, Associate Nozima Rakhimjonova and Immigration lawyer Josephine Smith who fought vigorously and never lost faith in the client’s matter along the process.

Settlement Granted by Upper Tribunal

The case nevertheless had a very successful ending, due to the outstanding and committed effort of the Sterling Law team.

Our client described the final verdict of the Upper Tribunal as very overwhelming sensation as she had finally obtained her indefinite leave to remain in the country.

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