How to apply for an administrative review
Do you think the Home Office has made a mistake in the decision for your visa application? If so, you might be able to apply for your application to have a review. Indeed, if you have the right to do so, your decision letter will state this on your visa application. The term “administrative review” refers to this.
What are the terms for the administrative review?
In order to request an administrative review, all of the following conditions must be met if you are not in the UK.
You applied outside of the UK.
If you did not submit an application to go to the UK as a Standard Visitor, you do not have the ability to appeal the decision. This is unless you applied as an S2 Healthcare Visitor. Moreover, within 28 days of receiving the decision, you must submit an application if you want an administrative review. Cost is £80.
This is for applications from outside the UK. The procedure, fee and deadline for applications from inside the UK are different.
Online applications are accepted for administrative reviews.
How long does the review take?
The administrative review conclusion can currently take six months or longer to be received. The Home Office will get in touch with you with an update if you haven’t heard anything about your application after six months. The delay in processing applications does not impact your rights.
You cannot ask for a second opinion. However, if the result of the first review found new reasons why you were refused you can try. If you are eligible to request a second review, your decision letter will let you know.
Any additional immigration or visa applications you submit will result in the withdrawal (cancellation) of your request for an administrative review.
Under what circumstances will I be denied?
If you submit a new application and then request a review of an earlier choice, your request will be denied.
You can request that your request be withdrawn by emailing the Home Office. But, the application cost you paid won’t be reimbursed.
The Home Office requires your name, birthdate, country, and Global Web Form (GWF) reference number.
You received a GWF reference number when you initially submitted an application. It is mentioned in emails and letters the Home Office has sent you on your application. Please be sure to have this handy.
For more information:
For more information contact our Head of Immigration Leena Chouhan HERE
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