Appeals

An independent assessment of the decision on your claim for asylum

Your legal representative may be able help you to make an appeal to an Independent Tribunal. There are strict time limits for making the appeal. You will have ten working days after you are given your asylum decision to lodge an appeal, and only five days if you are being detained.

Seek legal advice

If your claim has been refused, you should make an appointment to see your legal representative as soon as possible. If you do not have a legal representative, or if they can no longer help you, you can take a look at our lists of legal representatives:

Legal representatives in Glasgow (PDF)

Legal representatives in Edinburgh (PDF)

Asylum Aid - information about making an appeal

Asylum Aid has useful information on their website about the appeals process. Find out about making an appeal on the Asylum Aid website.