Administrative Review

Having a visa or Settlement application refused is incredibly frustrating not to say stressful and costly.  At RVS Solicitors, we are committed to ensuring immigration refusals are reversed wherever possible, and our clients feel confident that their immigration matters are being dealt with skilfully and swiftly

Led by Dr Lusine Navasardyan, our immigration lawyers will spend time listening to your experience with UK Visas and Immigration and advise you on the best strategy for reversing your visa refusal.  To help you stay up to date with any developments in your matter, we will provide you with access to a secure client portal. By instructing us, you can be confident your have a immigration law firm which is completely on your side and focused on achieving a positive result on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is an Administrative Review?

Administrative Review is the process which allows those who have had a visa refused to challenge the applicable decision on the basis that it is flawed due to a case working error.

You can apply for an Administrative Review from within the UK or outside.  The time limits are strict; if you are outside the UK, you must apply within 28 days of receiving your decision, from within the UK, the time limit is a mere 14 days.

What are some examples of situations where Administrative Review may be relevant?

Case working errors which can be challenged by Administrative Review include:

  • Failing to add up the correct number of points in a points-based system application
  • Incorrectly considering the evidence in your supporting documentation
  • Not applying immigration law and/or guidance correctly
  • Failing to correctly add up numbers in matters relating to a particular visa’s financial requirements

We will quickly alert you if a case working error applies to your refusal and assist you with applying for an Administrative review.

How do I apply for Administrative Review?

If your immigration application is eligible for Administrative Review, your refusal letter will point this out and explain how to apply.

When applying for Administrative Review, you must:

  • enter the reasons for refusal that are in your decision letter, and say why you think a mistake was made
  • send your completed form in the method the application refusal letter suggests (by email, post or in-person)

What are the Outcomes of an Administrative Review?

There are four possible outcomes to an application for AR, as stated in the Immigration Rules, Appendix AR, para AR2.2; the Administrative Review either:

  • Succeeds and the original decision is withdrawn, or;
  • The original decision is upheld for the same reasons, or;
  • The original decision is upheld for different reasons.

An Administrative Review is the most cost-effective way of challenging an immigration refusal.  It is therefore imperative to investigate whether this option is available to you. Our team can quickly evaluate your matter and let you know whether you can make an application for Administrative Review or another path is better suited to the circumstances of your case.

An Administrative Review is a cost-effective way of having your visa or Indefinite Leave to Remain refusal reversed.  For help with your application, please contact our London office on  020 3372 5125 to make an appointment.

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