Administrative Review Applications

The UK Visa Appeal procedure can be complex. Our specialist lawyers are highly experienced and can assist with an Administrative Review application, helping guide you through the process and increasing your chances of success.

The Administrative Review processes does not involve a judge but it is usually quicker than the process for an appeal and exists to ensure that errors made on cases by public bodies, such as the Home Office can be exposed and a remedy found.

What is an Administrative Review?

If you have been refused a UK visa, an Administrative Review is a way to challenge the refusal decision of the Home Office on the basis that the decision is incorrect due to case errors or mistakes rather than to challenge the reasoning behind a refusal. An Administrative Review differs from appealing a visa decision in that an appeal is considered by the court, an Administrative Review is considered by the Home Office to establish whether a mistake has been made.

However, you cannot submit any new evidence to challenge the decision or correct any flaws that were made at the time of the application.

The following types of applications are eligible for Administrative Review:
  • Tier 2 visa
  • Tier 4 visa
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa
  • Tier 1 Investor Visa
  • Indefinite leave to remain based on the Points Based System
Our experts will provide you with all the information you need to fully understand the
Administrative Review process and we will advise you on the merits of your case.

Applying for an Administrative Review

If your visa application is refused, you will receive a notice from the Home Office outlining why this decision was taken and whether you have the option of an Administrative Review of the decision.If you are outside the UK and wish to apply for an Administrative Review of a decision, you will have 28 days to make the application. If you are applying within the UK, you have 14 days. When applying for Administrative Review, you must:

  • Mention the reasons for refusal that are in your decision letter, and say why
    you think a mistake was made
  • Send your completed form in the method the application refusal letter states
    (by email, post or in-person)
We are well-positioned to assist in examining the reasons for your refusal and putting together a detailed covering letter explaining the points that need to be reviewed. If further documentation is requested, we can advise you on what to do.

What is an Administrative Review?

If an Administrative Review is successful, the eligible decision may be withdrawn. If it is not successful, the eligible decision may remain in force, with the reasons for the decision either being maintained, altered, diminished or added to.

If the Home Office does not grant you leave to enter after receiving an Administrative Review, our specialist solicitors can assist you with the next steps. This can include making a new application, an appeal on human rights grounds where applicable or seeking a Judicial Review of the decision.

Why Choose Us?

Our specialist immigration solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your Immigration Appeal. They will take discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed. Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements. Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with all types of visa and immigration matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your case and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome. We have helped many individuals across the country through the sensitive and complex Administrative Review process.

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Please call us on 01234 350 244 or email us at for further information and advice about our family visa application services. We will happily provide you with a free initial discussion about your individual circumstances.

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