If the home office or the Entry clearance officer has refused your visa without the right of appeal then you can apply for Administrative Review.

The fee to apply for :

It will cost you £80.00 excluding the fees of the solicitor to apply for administrative review and you should apply within 14 days from the date of the refusal of your visa.

During this process, the Home Office will only look at the administrative error in spite of the point of error of law. If you are not successful in this process then you can further challenge it by way of Judicial Review.

If you’re outside the UK

You’ll be told in your application refusal letter if you can ask for the decision on your visa application to be reviewed. This is known as an ‘administrative review’.

You can only ask for an administrative review if all of the following apply:

  • you’re outside the UK
  • you applied outside the UK
  • your application was refused on or after 6 April 2015
  • you do not have a right of appeal against the refusal
  • you did not make an application as a visitor or a short term student

There’s a different way to ask for an administrative review if you applied to the EU Settlement Scheme.

How to apply

You must apply for an administrative review within 28 days of getting the decision.

You can apply online.

The decision will be checked for the errors you point out.

You’ll usually receive the result of the administrative review within 28 calendar days.

You cannot request a second review (unless the result of the first review found new reasons why you were refused).

Withdraw your request

Your request for an administrative review will be withdrawn (cancelled) if you make any other immigration or visa application.

Your request will be rejected if you ask for a review of a previous decision after submitting a new application.

You can email the Home Office and ask for your request to be withdrawn.

You must include your name, date of birth, nationality and your Global Web Form (GWF) reference number.

Your GWF reference number was given to you when you first applied. You can find it on emails and letters from the Home Office about your application.

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