Where a person is refused leave to remain by the Home Office, considerable distress inevitably arises. An in -country right of appeal may be provided or the applicant may be required to appeal once they have left the UK. On the other hand, a right of appeal may be denied altogether.
The Home Office have increasingly made it so over the years that applicants intending to submit leave to remain applications think twice before doing so in light of the applicable prohibitive costs involved in not only having to make provision for the relevant home office application fees but also as from April 2015, the NHS Health Surcharge. Families seeking to submit human rights applications are most affected in particular where they have no leave to remain, no source of income but having qualifying children for example under the “7year Rule” justifying submission of a leave application. Not only is the cost of the home office application fee daunting but there is also the possibility, where upon refusal, that further Tribunal appeal fees may need to be paid if an in -country right of appeal is given.