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If your Entry Clearance application under the Point Based System is refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), you have a right to apply for Administrative Review of the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer. The Administrative Review application should be made within 28 days of the date of receipt of the refusal letter. The Administrative Review against the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) is conducted by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM).

If your request for administrative review is refused and the refusal is maintained by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM), you have the option to challenge the refusal by way of Judicial Review in High Court within 90 days from the date of the refusal letter.

Our Services For Administrative Review Request

We can represent you in your request to the Entry Clearance Manager for Administrative Review and do all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) on your application. Our work will include:

  • considering the contents of the refusal letter of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and discuss any possible grounds to challenge the same by way of Administrative Review;
  • advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
  • considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • preparing grounds in support of the Administrative Review Request arguing how the decision of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) is not in accordance with the relevant laws and facts;
  • preparing a cover letter in support of the administrative review request;
  • submitting the Administrative Review Request to the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) in the relevant British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate by fax or/and email; and
  • Liaising with the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) and do all the follow up work until decision by the Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) on your Request for Administrative Review.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Request For Administrative Review?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with requests for administrative review. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your request for administrative review and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Our Fees For Administrative Review Request

  • We will charge you a fee from £600 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your request for administrative review. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.
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  • Administrative Review - FAQs
  • 1. For which applications, Administrative Review option is available from inside the UK?

    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
  • 2. What is the time limit for seeking Administrative Review when an application has been refused by the Home Office from inside the UK?

    A request for administrative review must be made

    • within 14 calendar days from the date the applicant received the decision on his application from the Home Office, for migrants who are not detained, or
    • within 7 calendar days from the date of receipt of the decision, if the applicant is in immigration detention.

    Applications for Administrative Review submitted after the deadline has expired are normally rejected by the Home Office. The only exception to this is where the Secretary of State is satisfied that it would be unjust not to waive the time limit and the application was made as soon as reasonably practicable. The migrant may need to provide evidence to demonstrate why the Secretary of State should decide that it would be unjust to accept the out of time administrative review application. For example, if the migrant was prevented from making an in time application because they were admitted to hospital as an emergency admission for immediate treatment and a period of recuperation, a letter from the consultant will verify the dates of admission and discharge and the nature of the emergency treatment. In this case the migrant must make the application as soon as they are well enough to do so. It would not be acceptable to further
    delay making the application. The time limit will not be waived if there is no compelling reason why it was not possible to make an in time application.

  • 3. What is the time limit for seeking Administrative Review against the refusal of a PBS application by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO)?

    The deadline for seeking Administrative Review of a decision of an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), where an out of country PBS application is refused, is 28 calendar days from the date of receipt of the notice of decision.

  • 4. Can I include my dependant in my application for Administrative Review?

    An applicant can only include a dependant in their administrative review request if that person (dependant) was a dependant on the original immigration application that led to the eligible decision.

    A child aged over 18 who was legitimately included in the application that is the subject of the administrative review, or
    was legitimately included but has reached the age of 18 since that date, may be included in the application.