Certificates may be issued in national security cases under section 97 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The effect of a section 97 certificate is that an appeal may not be brought to the Tribunal. Any appeal already lodged with the Tribunal will lapse. Instead there is a right of appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

Section 97 Certificates

Section 97 certificates are issued if the Secretary of State has decided, or directed, that a:

  • person's exclusion or removal is for reasons of national security or in the interests of relations between the UK and another country
  • decision is or was based on information not to be made public for reasons of national security, in the interest of relations between the UK and another country, or to protect the public interest in some other way

Section 97A Certificates

Certificates can also be issued under section 97A of the 2002 Act:

  • if a certificate is issued under section 97A(1) or 97A(2), then an appeal against a deportation order or removal notice cannot be brought or continued from within the UK
  • if a certificate is issued under section 97A(2B) to the effect that removal of the individual will not breach the UK’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
  • as section 97A(2C) interprets section 97A(2B) as meaning that the person in question would not be subject to serious irreversible harm if removed

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For An Appeal To The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with appeals to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If we are instructed by you to represent you regarding your appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in dealing with your appeal;
  • Discussing your appeal matter in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your appeal;
  • Advising you about possible grounds to appeal against the decision to remove you from the UK;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your appeal;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your appeal and discuss the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant appeal form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing the grounds of appeal in support of the appeal;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the appeal;
  • Submitting the notice of appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) with all the supporting documentation and grounds of appeal;
  • Going through the respondent's bundle with you and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a detailed witness statement of the appellant and any other witness(es) who will appear in court to give oral evidence;
  • Preparing the indexed and paginated appeal bundles of documents to be submitted in support of the appeal;
  • Arranging a pre-hearing conference with the Barrister who will discuss your case with you and advise you about the court procedures in relation to your appeal;
  • Representations by the instructed Barrister before the Immigration Judge at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in your appeal hearing;
  • Doing all the follow up work until appeal determination is received from the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

Our Fee For An Appeal To The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)

  • We will charge you a fee from £5,000.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your appeal matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • It is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. Barrister's fee, court fee, translation of documents, Medical Reports etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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