You may have been detained on an immigration issue if you entered the UK illegally, or if you stayed in the UK longer than you were authorised to.
Are Illegally Living in the UK
If you do not have leave to remain in the UK and there is no application or other proceedings pending, the Home Office may detain you for administrative removal.
If you have been detained, you will usually be entitled to apply for Temporary Admission or Bail, through the Chief Immigration Officer. There are factors which will affect the success of your application to remain in the country. Your solicitor will advise you on these factors, your chances of success and how to complete the application.
If you are a European or non-European national and have committed a criminal offence, the Secretary of State may decide to deport you and your family members. If this is the case and you wish to appeal the decision, you will need to make representation to the Home Office and if they refuse, appeal to the Immigration Tribunal.
It is a breach of human rights to deport first appeal later. Having to appeal from abroad can reduce the effectiveness of an appeal, so the Supreme Court has ruled deporting non-British criminals before they have had a chance to appeal breaches their human rights.
Our solicitors will prepare a detailed deportation appeal for your particular case, preparing for every aspect and detail. Throughout the case, we will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance.
These cases are often very complex matters, which is why it is important to have expert legal representation and safeguarding as a Foreign National Prisoner.
If you’ve been detained and held in a removal centre or prison for over a week by the UK Border Agency, you could be entitled to apply for bail.
Once you apply for bail, you will face an immigration judge in front of an immigration court. Whether your bail application is successful will be decided by the judge.
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