Administrative Review

Administrative Review

If you believe that the Home Office has made an error in refusing your UK visa application, you may apply for an administrative review of the decision.

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Challenging a UK Visa Refusal

You may submit an application for Administrative Review if you feel that your UK visa application has been unfairly denied. An Administrative Review application  essentially asks the Home Office to reconsider the application in a situation where it appears that the decision-maker has ignored a material fact or supporting document, resulting in a UK visa refusal.

Administrative Review is the first option available when an application under UK Points-Based-System gets refused by the Home Office. Certain other visa categories outside the Points-Based System such as Returning Resident Visa or Sole Representative Visa can also be challenged by way of Administrative Review if you have received a UK visa refusal.

What is Administrative Review?

The administrative review process is designed to provide a method for applicants to challenge their UK visa refusal. Administrative review will resolve case-working errors and will do so more quickly than the regular appeals process that it replaced. The reviewer will be a different person from the original decision maker. The Home Office service standard is to determine an administrative review application within 28 days.

Eligiblility for Administrative Review

Adminstrative Review is mostly limited to those applying for a points-based visa from outside the UK. The following types of applications are eligible for Administrative Review:

  • Innovator Visa
  • Intra-Company Transfer Visa
  • Minister of Religion Visa
  • Returning Resident Visa
  • Sole Representative Visa
  • Sportsperson Visa
  • Start-Up Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Temporary Work Visa
  • Youth Mobility Visa

How our immigration lawyers can help

At Sterling Immigration, we have a wealth of experience in assisting applicants in making Administrative Review applications and successfully challenging their UK visa refusal.

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