UK Visa Administrative Review

If your visa application has been unsuccessful, you may be able to apply for an Administrative Review of the Home Office decision. In these cases, it’s crucial to work with experienced immigration lawyers who will be able to help you clearly point out which errors we believe have been made. This will significantly increase your chances of the Administrative Review being successful.

QC Immigration has extensive experience in working with clients who have had to request an Administrative Review, and in most cases, a clearly presented application will result in the Home Office overturning their decision. Get in touch if you would like to discuss your situation.

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Administrative Review eligibility

If you have received a negative decision for your visa application, and the refusal letter states that you can ask for the decision on your visa to be reviewed, you may be eligible for an Administrative Review.

An Administrative Review allows an applicant to request another consideration of their visa application if they believe that the refusal was a result of a case working error. This means the case will be reviewed by a new Home Office worker and, if an error has been made, it will be corrected and the decision on the visa application updated accordingly.

If you are in the UK

You may ask for a review if either:

  • Your visa application was refused
  • Your visa was granted, but you are unhappy with the amount or conditions of your leave

If you are not eligible for a review, you may still be able to appeal your visa decision.

If you are outside the UK

You may be eligible for a review if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Your visa application was made from outside the UK
  • You received a refusal on or after 6 April 2015
  • You do not have the right to appeal against the refusal
  • You did not apply as a short term student or visitor (except as a healthcare visitor)

Please note that an Administrative Review may not always be the most suited path depending on your initial application, or you may have to apply differently. Get in touch with our team if you would like to discuss your specific case.


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