In the Upper Tribunal - Immigration and Asylum Chamber
The applicant, a national of Azerbaijan, came to the United Kingdom on 13 October 2013. Although he had a visit visa (valid for only a short time thereafter) he was refused entry as a visitor. He thereupon claimed asylum. He was refused asylum; an appeal was dismissed and permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal was refused. On 6 December he made an application for assisted voluntary return to his own country, and by 9 December all his appeal rights had been exhausted. His application for assisted voluntary return was approved, whereupon he withdrew it. On 3 January 2014 removal directions were set for 10 January. On 6 January he made further submissions, and on 9 January, the day before his proposed removal, he filed a judicial review application with the Upper Tribunal, also seeking urgent consideration and interim relief by way of a stay on his removal.