If you can, reply to the Directions Notice by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you send your response by post, it may not reach the Tribunal in time.
The Directions Notice also tells you to send your reply to the Home Office. It gives you the Home Office email address to do this.
It shows you are being helpful and open with the Tribunal. This improves your credibility (the Judge believing what you say or write) for your appeal hearing. It also guarantees the Judge has time to look at any extra information or documents you did not send with your Notice of Appeal.
Think of the Directions Notice as a helpful checklist. It tells you what information a Judge considers important for deciding your appeal.
It helps you understand if you are missing any important evidence. You can then get the evidence. Or, if you cannot get the evidence, you can explain why not. You can also plan how to explain your situation without this evidence.
It is best to send evidence by the deadline. But you can ask the Tribunal for more time, if you need this.
Ask for more time by sending an email to email@example.com. Explain why you need more time and what extra evidence you hope to get. A Judge will decide if you can have more time. The Tribunal will let you know what the Judge decides.
If you cannot send the Tribunal information it asks for, explain in your reply to the Directions Notice:
You can still win your appeal, even if you are unable to send all the information the Tribunal asks for.
Yes. If you still want an oral hearing, you can ask the Tribunal again. To do this, send the Tribunal an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In your email, explain the reason(s) why it is important that you have an oral hearing. Depending on your situation, this may include:
Every case is different – read your Directions Notice carefully (or ask someone you trust to read it), so you fully understand what the Tribunal is asking for. But seeexamples of the type of extra evidence the Tribunal may ask for and tips on how to reply: