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What is the name of the Form - is it an IFT1 form?
Can you check that you have read the form right please. There should be some notes advising you. It is usually 5 business to return if you are in detention OR 10 working days if you are not in detention
If the date of the notice is 11th May then service upon you will be taken to be Friday 13th May (two working days after). I believe this means that they must receive your confirmation that you wish to appeal by Friday 20th May (if it is to be returned within 5 business days) of Friday 27th May (if it is ten working days).
If you send it today or tomorrow to them by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery then you will be fine.
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Yes, that will be fine but you need to make sure you get the transmission receipt for the fax.
If you are to fax it then do not send it by post. It's either one or the other.
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I think you have misunderstood the meaning of detention. Detention means that you are held at a detention centre after having been apprehended by the UKBA in breach of the terms of your visa.
If you are not in a detention centre then you are not in detention and therefore have 10 days, but I would not wait in any event - it's only a notice that you wish to appeal - and send it ASAP.
Can we pick this up tomorrow morning please? I'm on my phone at the moment.
I would say that private contact is prohibited between experts and customers though.
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