What is an Administrative Review?
If your entry to the UK has been refused, you can apply for your case to be reviewed. This is known as an ‘Administrative Review.’
Your Entry Refusal Letter will inform you if you can request an Administrative Review. You can apply either within or outside the UK, but different criteria apply.
Who is suitable for Administrative Review?
- Tier 1, 2 and 5 leave to remain applicants who applied on or after 2 March, 2015
- Tier 1, 2 and 5 dependant leave to remain applicants who applied on or after 2 March, 2015
- Tier 4 leave to remain applicants who applied on or after 20 October, 2014
- Tier 4 dependant leave to remain applicants who applied on or after 20 October, 2014
- Persons who made any application for leave to remain on or after 6 April, 2015. This excludes Visitor Visa, Human Rights, Asylum or short-term student applications
What are the requirements for Administrative Review?
- If you’re in the UK, your application must be made here
- If you’re overseas, your application must be made overseas
- If you’re overseas your application must have been refused before April 6, 2015
- If you’re overseas, your application must not have been for a Visit Visa or as a short-term student
How long do I have to apply for an Administrative Review?
- From within the UK, you have 14 days from the day you have received the written decision
- From overseas you have 28 days from the day you have received the written decision
- If you have been detained, you have 7 days to apply
Common questions asked about Administrative Review
How long does an Administrative Review take?
An Administrative Review can take up to 28 days from receipt of your application.
Can I stay in the UK?
If you’re in the UK, during the 14 days in which you have to apply you can stay in the country and continue to do so until the outcome of your Administrative Review.
Can I still submit for Administrative Review after the deadline?
The Home Office may still consider your request if it would be unjust not to consider it and you made your application as soon as reasonably practicable.
Is there any fee for Administrative Review?
There is a fee of £80 (£84 from April 2016).
Can I submit new evidence or documents for my Administrative Review?
No. You are not allow to submit new evidence or documents.
Can I apply for Administrative Review, plus make a fresh application for leave?
No. Once you submit a new application, your pending administrative review will be withdrawn automatically.
How if my Administrative Review is unsuccessful?
If Home Office did not gives different or additional reasons for the refusal, you will not be able to submit another Administrative Review. If your existing leave has expired, you will have no lawful basis in the UK and you will have to seek about other options or leave the UK. You can apply to the Upper Tribunal for Judicial Review if you think the Administrative Review was carried out incorrectly.