Appeals

Visitor Permits

Under section 25 of the Ordinance there is no right of appeal from any decision of an immigration officer –

(a) to grant or refuse a visitor permit;

(b) to grant a visitor’s permit subject to conditions or limitations

(c) to extend or refuse to extend the duration of a visitor permit; or

(d) to grant or refuse to grant a temporary work permission to the holder of a visitor permit

However, a person who applies from outside the Falkland Islands for the grant to him of a visitor permit, and who is aggrieved by a refusal to grant it may by representations in writing appeal to the Governor from outside the Falkland Islands against that refusal. Additionally, a person may within 14 days after the revocation of a visitor permit under section 19(2) by written representations appeal to the Governor against the revocation of a visitor permit.

Residence Permits

A person who applies and is refused a residence permit, has an extension refused, or has a permit revoked, may appeal by representations in writing to the Governor against that refusal/revocation.

Work Permits

A person who applies and is refused a work permit, has an extension refused, or has a permit revoked, may appeal by representations in writing to the Governor against that refusal/revocation.

How to appeal

You must appeal by forwarding a completed Appeal Form (available on request from Customs & Immigration) so that it reaches the Governor’s Office not later than twenty eight days after the Principal Immigration Officer’s decision to refuse or revoke a permit. The Governor has the discretion to extend the time within which an appeal must be made. If you want to appeal out of time or think that the time limit for an appeal in your case should be extended in your case then you will need to set out in full the grounds on which you think the time for appeal should be extended.

You may forward your appeal either by hand, post or e-mail to:

The Governor’s Office

Government House

Stanley

Falkland Islands

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On what grounds can I appeal?

You should set out in simple language on the Appeal Form why you think the decision of the Principal Immigration Officer was wrong. You should attach any documents that you think are relevant to your appeal to the appeal.

All appeals are dealt with in writing only and are considered by the Governor in Executive Council. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the appeal. This may take up to 2-3 months from the date you sent in your appeal.