Administrative Review

Administrative Review

What is administrative review?

Administrative review is the review of an eligible decision to decide whether the decision is wrong due to a case working error.

What does an administrative review do?

It allows the applicant to raise any case working error that they think has been made on the application. If an error is found to have been made, it can be corrected. Administrative review is only available where an eligible decision has been made.

Am I eligible for an administrative review?

If the Home Office has refused your initial application, the refusal decision notice will tell you if you are eligible to apply for administrative review. Generally, you can only apply for an administrative review if you don’t have a right of appeal against the initial refusal.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for an administrative review, please Contact Us for more information and advice.

Please notice that there is a very strict time limit for challenging the decision that the Home Office made. Therefore, you need to Contact Us immediately if you find yourself in this situation.

What happens when an administrative review decision is made?

Once the Home Office makes a decision on your application, they will inform you the outcome of the review in writing. The outcome of the review could be that:

  • they decide to change the initial decision
  • they decide to maintain the initial decision and issue a fresh refusal 

If your review application is refused, you may be able to apply for a Judicial Review or submit a new visa application.

How we can help?

We understand the stress and disturbance when you receive a refusal decision on your visa application, especially when you feel the decision that has been made is unfair. Our expert lawyers are available and more than happy to help you through the whole administrative review process. They will provide guidance and advice through each stage and maximize your chance to achieve a positive result.

To give your case the best chance of success, get in touch

To give your visa the best chance of success, and to reduce your stress, please contact our immigration experts.

If you wish to speak directly with one of our immigration specialists to get advice about business and personal immigration, or education in the UK and other visa issues, then please contact our Glasgow Head Office on Phone T: +44 (0)141 212 3355 or request a call back by completing the Online Form. You can also email us at More information can be found from Contact Us.  

*Disclaimer: The above information is for general reference only. Specialist legal advice should be sought.