Administrative Review

General Information

Administrative review allows the applicant to raise any permitted case work error that they think the case worker has made. The error could be the decision itself, or the duration of leave or the conditions of the leave.The administrative review will be carried out by a different person on an independent team.

A person who makes an application on or after a certain date and has received an ‘eligible decision’ may apply for an administrative review. Few examples are , a Tier 4 application made on /after 20 october 2014, a Tier ½ or 5 application made on/after 2march 2015 etc.

If the Home Office has refused an application, the decision letter will tell you if you can apply for administrative review.

The decision will be checked for the errors you point out. You cannot send new information or documents unless you were asked for it.

You’ll usually receive the result of the administrative review within 28 days. You can’t request a second review.

If you’re in the UK, you won’t usually be removed until your review has been completed.


There is a fee of £80 for an administrative review. Where the outcome of an administrative review is that leave is granted the fee will be refunded.

Contact us if you need to apply for an Administrative Review