The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2011/2841

2011 No. 2841

Tribunals And Inquiries

The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011

Made 18th December 2011

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Lord Chancellor makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 42 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 20071.

The Lord Chancellor has consulted the Senior President of Tribunals and the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in accordance with section 42(5) of that Act before making this Order and has obtained the consent of the Treasury in accordance with section 42(6) of that Act.

In accordance with section 49(5) and (6)(c) of that Act, a draft of this Order was laid before and has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011 and shall come into force on the day after the date on which it is made.

S-2 Interpretation


2. In this Order—

“an immigration or asylum matter” means a matter in respect of which functions are allocated to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal under article 5 of the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Chambers) Order 20102;

“appellant” means any person identified in the notice of appeal as appealing in relation to an immigration and asylum matter to the First-tier Tribunal;

“BACS” means the method of payment known as “Banks Automated Clearing System” by which money is transferred from one bank in the United Kingdom to another by means of an automated system;

“international money transfer” means a method of payment by which money is transferred from a bank account outside the United Kingdom to a bank account in the United Kingdom by means of an automated system;

the 1971 Act” means the Immigration Act 19713;

“the 1999 Act” means the Immigration and Asylum Act 19994;

the 2002 Act” means the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 20025.

S-3 Fees for appeals

Fees for appeals

3.—(1) A fee is payable in respect of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal where the appeal relates to an immigration or asylum matter and the decision against which the appeal is made was taken on or after the coming into force of this Order.

(2) The fee is payable by or in respect of each appellant on the date on which the Notice of Appeal is given.

(3) The fee payable is—


(a) where the appellant consents to the appeal being determined without a hearing, £80; or


(b) where the appellant does not consent to the appeal being determined without a hearing, £140.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), where after making payment in accordance with paragraph (3)(a), the appellant withdraws their consent to the appeal being determined without a hearing, the difference between the amounts specified in subparagraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph (3) (“the balance”) becomes payable on the withdrawal of that consent.

(5) The balance referred to in paragraph (4) ceases to be payable if the Tribunal decides that the appeal can be justly determined without a hearing.

(6) This article is subject to articles 5, 6 and 7.

S-4 Method of paying fee

Method of paying fee

4.—(1) The fee payable must be paid by one of the following methods—


(a) credit card;


(b) debit card;


(c) BACS; or


(d) international money transfer.

(2) For the purposes of enabling payment to be made by or in respect of the appellant —


(a) authorisation to take payment and details of the credit or debit card, or


(b) an undertaking by or on behalf of each appellant to pay by BACS or an international money transfer,

must be provided at the same time as the giving of the notice of appeal or the subsequent withdrawal of their consent to the appeal being determined without a hearing (as the case may be).

S-5 Exemption from fees

Exemption from fees

5.—(1) No fee is payable for—


(a) an appeal against a decision made under—

(i) section 2A of the 1971 Act6(deprivation of right of abode);

(ii) section 5(1) of the 1971 Act (a decision to make a deportation order);

(iii) paragraphs 8, 9,10, 10A or 12(2) of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act7(a decision that an illegal entrant, any family or seaman and aircrew is or are to be removed from the United Kingdom by way of directions);

(iv) section 40 of the British Nationality Act 19818(deprivation of citizenship);

(v) section 10(1) of the 1999 Act9(removal of certain persons unlawfully in the United Kingdom);

(vi) section 76 of the 2002 Act (revocation of indefinite leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom);

(vii) section 47 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 200610(removal: persons with statutorily extended leave);

(viii) regulation 19(3) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 200611(a decision to remove an EEA national or the family member of such a national); or


(b) an appeal to which Part 2 of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) Rules 200512applies.

(2) No fee is payable where, at the time the fee would otherwise become payable, the appellant is, under the 1999 Act—


(a) a “supported person” as defined in section 94(1); or


(b) provided with temporary support under section 98.

(3) No fee is payable where, for the purpose of proceedings before the Tribunal, the appellant is in receipt of—


(a) funding provided by the Legal Services Commission, established under section 1 of the Access to Justice Act 199913, as part of the Community Legal Service;


(b) legal aid under Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 198114; or


(c) civil legal aid or advice and assistance under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 198615.

(4) No fee is payable where the appellant is the person for whose benefit services are provided by a local authority under section 17 of the Children Act 198916.

(5) Where by any convention, treaty or other instrument entered into by Her Majesty with any foreign power it is provided that no fee is required to be paid in respect of any proceedings, the fees specified in this Order are not payable in respect of those proceedings.

S-6 Power to defer payment in certain cases

Power to defer payment in certain cases

6. The Lord Chancellor may...

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