Schmidt v Home Office [1969]

Two students, citizens of
USA, admitted to UK for limited period.
Secretary of State refused
Students complained he had
made decision without giving them hearing.
Court of Appeal opined Ridge v Baldwin showed that an
administrative body may be bound to give person who is affected by their
government the opportunity to make representations.
Depends whether he has some
right, interest or legitimate expectation of which it would not be fair to
deprive him without a hearing.
However foreign alien has no
right to enter this country except by leave and so has no right and no
legitimate expectation of being allowed to stay for longer than their allocated
Can be refused without
reasons and without a hearing.