Sunrise Solicitors: UK Immigration Solicitors In London & Manchester


The Administrative Review is a process whereby an applicant whose application for entry clearance or leave to remain has been refused by the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) can request for the refusal to be reconsidered on the grounds that Home Office caseworker has made a caseworking error in reaching a decision on the application.

Administrative review is available where an eligible decision has been made, which is currently when an in country Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 and Tier 5 application made is refused, or where a the afordesaid application is granted and a review is requested of the period or conditions of leave granted.

The refusal of following applications made from inside the UK will result in refusal being challenged by way of Administrative Review from inside the UK:

  • Tier 1 and Dependants of Tier 1 Migrants
  • Tier 2 Migrants and Dependants of Tier 2 Migrants
  • Tier 4 Students and their Dependants
  • Tier 5 Migrants and Dependants of Tier 5 Migrants

The Administrative Review against the refusal of an entry clearance application as a PBS Migrant is submitted to the Home Office, UKVI within 28 days after the date of receipt of the refusal letter. The Entry Clearance Manager at the British Diplomatic Post (the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate) will review the refusal and serve a decision on Administrative Review request within 28 days by either maintain the refusal or withdrawing the reasons for refusal and agreeing to issue the entry clearance.

The Administrative Review against the refusal of an in-country application must be submitted to the Home Office, UKVI within 14 days (7 days if the applicant is in detention) of the date of receipt of the refusal letter.

Where the decision to refuse has been maintained by the Home Office, UKVI as a result of the Administrative Review, the applicant then has either an option to submit a fresh application or to challenge the refusal by submitting Pre Action Protocol (PAP) representations before filing an application in the Upper Tribunal for permission to apply for Judicial Review (JR).

Administrative Review Against Refusal Of Entry Clearance As PBS Migrant
Admin Review Against Refusal Of An In-Country Refusal By The Home Office

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Sunrise Solicitors Limited

228 Merton High Street
South Wimbledon
London SW19 1AU

Telephone: 020 8543 0999

Fax: 020 8543 0900


Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered offices are at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU and 998 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3WN.  Sunrise Solicitors London Office is registered with and regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 and Sunrise Solicitors Manchester Office is registered with and regulated by SRA under SRA ID 645256. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).