You can apply for an Administrative Review (AR) of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusal if your application as Tier 1 Entrepreneur has been refused by the Home Office, UKVI. You can apply for Administrative Review (AR) of refusal of following applications as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur migrant:

  • entry clearance for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa;
  • switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa;
  • renewal/extension of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa;
  • ILR as Tier 1 Entrepreneur.

Administrative Review (AR) Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Entry Clearance Refusal

If your application for entry clearance as Tier 1 Entrepreneur is refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you can apply for Administrative Review (AR) of the refusal of your entry clearance application. A request for an Administrative Review (AR) should be filed within 28 days after the date of receipt of the notice of refusal from the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO).

The most common reason for refusal in Tier 1 Entrepreneur Entry Clearance application is normally based on the allegation by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) that the applicant is not a genuine Entrepreneur. It is very common for the Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) to derive adverse inferences from the contents of the immigration interview of the applicant in alleging that the applicant is not a genuine Entrepreneur.

The Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) must consider and decide the Administrative Review (AR) within 28 calendar days of the receipt of the request for Administrative Review (AR). If the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) is convinced by the arguments presented in the grounds for Administrative Review (AR) that the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) has made caseworking error in deciding the entry clearance application of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant, the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to refuse the application will be reversed and the applicant will be required to submit his/her passport for the issue of the entry clearance to the Tier 1 Entreprenur Migrant.

If the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) maintains the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) to refuse the entry clearance application of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant, the applicant then has the option to file Pre Action Protocol (PAP) and Judicial Review (JR) against the refusal of his/her entry clearance application. In some cases, filing a fresh entry clearance application for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa may be appropriate rather than challenging the refusal by way of Judicial Review (JR). It is also possible to file fresh application as well as Judicial Review (JR) against the refusal of Tier 1 Entrepreneur application. 

Administrative Review Against Refusal Of An In-Country Application As Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant

You can apply for Administrative Review (AR) if your application for:

  • switching into Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa
  • renewal/extension of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa
  • ILR as Tier 1 Entrepreneur

is refused by the Home Office Home Office UKVI. You can apply for Administrative Review Online. There is a fee of £80 for applying for an Administrative Review (AR). The Administrative Review (AR) must be filed within 14 days from the date of receipt of the UKVI refusal letter. The review of the refusal of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur application will be done by a different person, but using the same documents and facts sent with your original application. If the result of the Administrative Review (AR) is that the Home Office withdraws its original decision and grants you leave to remain in the UK (permission to stay), your fee paid for Administrative Review (AR) will be refunded. You should get a decision within 28 calendar days. The Home Office, UKVI will write to you if they think it will take longer. You cannot be removed from the UK whilst your request for Administrative Review (AR) is pending consideration with the Home Office, UKVI.

If the Home Office UKVI maintains its decision to refuse your application as Tier 1 Entrepreneur Migrant, you then have the option to file Pre Action Protocol (PAP) and Judicial Review (JR) against the refusal of your application. In some cases, filing a fresh application as Tier 1 Entrepreneur may be more appropriate rather than challenging the refusal by way of Judicial Review (JR). It is also possible to file fresh application as well as Judicial Review (JR) against the refusal of Tier 1 Entrepreneur application.

How Can We Help With Your Administrative Review Request?

As specialist immigration solicitors, we can represent you in your request for administrative review of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusal and carry out all the work in relation to your Administrative Review (AR) of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusal. Our work on your Administrative Review (AR) may include the following:

  • Discussing the reasons for refusal letter with you and advising on potential grounds to challenge the refusal of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application;
  • Where relevant, considering the relevant documentary evidence which can be relied upon in rebuttal of the reasons for refusal of your Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application;
  • Completing the relevant application form for Administrative Review (AR), if applicable;
  • Preparing detailed grounds for Administrative Review (AR) arguing rationally how the decision of the Home Office is not in accordance with relevant laws and facts and why the Home Office UKVI should reverse the decision of the Home Office caseworker to refuse the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa application;
  • Submitting the Administrative Review (AR) to the Home Office UKVI as per UKVI Guidance for the Administrative Review to be a valid for consideration by the Home Office, UKVI;
  • Keeping you fully informed on the progress of your matter;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your Administrative Review (AR) request by the Home Office UKVI.

Our Fee For An Administrative Review (AR) Of Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Refusal

Our fees for providing expert legal help and assistance for an administrative review of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusal are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
One-Off Immigration Advice & Consultation for Administrative Review (AR) of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa refusal £80 (including VAT)
Complete help with Administrative Review (AR) of Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa entry clearance refusal From £500 To £800
Complete help with Administrative Review (AR) of refusal of an in-country application for switching, extension or ILR as Tier 1 Entrepreneur From £500 + VAT To £800 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the volume of casework involved in the Administrative Review (AR). In addition to our fixed fee for helping with Administrative Review (AR), the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the Administrative Review (AR).