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Communicating the decision

If the original decision is overturned on review, a letter will issue to the solicitor / staff member informing them of the decision. 

If the original decision is upheld, the letter of refusal will:-

  • state the reason(s) for the refusal;
  • confirm that the further information furnished was taken into account;
  • advise of the right to appeal the decision to an appeal committee;
  • advise that the appeal must be lodged within a period of one month from the date on which the applicant is informed of the refusal;
  • be sent to the relevant law centre; and
  • be forwarded by the law centre to the applicant.