What is the deadline for appealing?
- You must appeal within three weeks from the date on which you, your authorised representative or your lawyer received the decision or when you should have become aware of the decision.
- Have you not managed to obtain all the documentation you wish to enclose with your appeal within the three-week deadline? You must in any case submit your appeal within the deadline, but you can write in the appeal that you wish to send us more documentation. You will then be given a new deadline of two weeks to submit the documentation.
How do you appeal?
- You must appeal in writing. This means that you must send a signed letter to the UDI, the embassy or the police stating which decision you are appealing. You must sign the letter and explain why you believe the decision you have received is incorrect. You can send the letter by post or scan it and send it as an email attachment.
- If you have any new information or documentation, you must enclose it.
- It does not cost anything to appeal.
How long will it take before your appeal is decided?
See information about case processing times.
What happens when you appeal a decision?
- The UDI will then reconsider your case.
- The UDI can either grant your appeal or forward it to the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) for consideration.
- UNE will consider your case again, and either reject or grant your appeal.
- If UNE also rejects your appeal, there are no other possibilities of appeal.
If the first rejection was made by the embassy, the UDI will consider your appeal instead of UNE.