Delayed Decisions by Public Bodies
I am waiting for a decision from a public authority/public body but it is very late, could I force them to make a decision?
A decision by a public body/authority may be unlawfully delayed. We understand that such delays can have serious negative consequences.
The following are common examples of decisions in which the Home Office delays making a decision:
- Initial Asylum Claims (including inviting you for the substantive asylum interview)
- Fresh Claims
- Applications for Leave to Remain (LTR)
- Applications made under the Immigration Rules
Often, the only way to force a public authority to make a decision is to challenge the delay by way of judicial review. We can help you with this.
There could be instances that delay manifests itself in a different form. We often lodge Judicial Review proceedings in the following scenarios where there has been a delay by the Home Office in relation to the following:
- Implementing a successful court determination
- Delay in referring you into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM)
- Assessing Discretionary Leave for a Victim of Trafficking
- Reaching a Conclusive Grounds decision after you have been issued with a Reasonable Grounds decision
- Issuing your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) which serves as evidence of immigration status and entitlements in the UK