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Administrative Review

Administrative Review AR Against Refusal Of UK Visa Application

The UK visa applications which have been refused under point based system PBS does not attract appeal rights. Instead, the refusal of these UK visa applications can be challenged by way of Admin Review AR.

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Uk Visa Applications Challenged By Way Of Administrative Review Ar

An applicant can challenge refusal of following visa applications by way of a Administrative Review AR

  • Admin review AR against refusal of all Tier 2 visa application
  • Admin Review against refusal of Tier 4 visa Student application
  • AR Administrative Review against refusal of all Tier 5 visa application

However the applicant cannot initiate Judicial Review application JR without first challenging the decision by way of Administrative Review to the Home Office.

Admin Review Against Refusal Of PBS Applications

Refusal against any UK PBS application can be challenged by way of Admin Review AR in the UK.

However it is very important to ascertain if the applicant should challenge the refusal or make a fresh application. The criteria to challenge refusal is very straight forward; if the applicant has made any mistake in their UK Visa Application then they must file a fresh application. However if their UK Visa application was perfect and they think that the UK Visa Officer has made a mistake in decision making process or the decision itself then the refusal must be challenged as there will be no point in making a fresh application.

Where To Serve Admin Review And Deadline To File AR In The UK

  • The AR must be served to the Home Office within 28 days of getting the refusal decision. Home Office usually takes 28 days for giving the result of Admin Review. It is important to note that Home Office usually rejects the AR if no clear error is found in the Administrative Review Grounds. Only remedy then for the applicant is to pursue Judicial Review application.

Non-Genuine Applicants

Those UK visa applicants who have been refused on the basis of their interview are considered as non-genuine applicants by the Home Office. A typical example of this is when a tier 4 Student is refused student visa application under paragraph 245Z (v) (k) of the Immigration Rules. We at UK Visa consultants in Lahore have helped many applicants to prepare and file their application for Administrative Review against refusal of their UK Visa application. If the refusal decision is based on the applicant’s interview; it is advisable to obtain interview transcript from the Home Office before challenging the refusal by way of an administrative review.

In case of an unsuccessful administrative review, the applicant can file a judicial review against the refusal and the AR itself by following further steps given below.

First Step – Pre-Action Protocol Against Refusal Of Visa Application And The Admin Review

Before an application for permission to bring a Judicial Review is issued, the applicant must give notice to the Home Office / Embassy by sending them a pre-action protocol letter. The applicant would need to set the basis of their claim against the Home Office in this letter.

At UK Visa Consultants, our UK Visa Consultants in Lahore possess the required knowledge to advise their clients on pre-action protocol letters to the Home Office and Judicial Review against refusal of their UK Visa Application. Many refusals have been overturned when our UK Visa Consultants in Pakistan took up the matter.

Please call us to book your initial consultation to discuss the merits of Admin Review against the refusal of your UK visa application.

Judicial Review Permission Application Against Refusal Of UK Point Based System Applications

The next step after serving pre-action protocol is to wait for 14 days for the response from the Home Office or British Embassy.

If they do not agree with assertions made in the pre-action protocol against refusal of PBS Applications, the applicant can initiate a Claim for Judicial Review JR in the UK. The whole process is complex and lengthy therefore we strongly recommend engaging a specialized UK Immigration Expert in Lahore to look after your interest.

How UK Visa Consultants Can Help You With Your Administrative Review Application Against Refusal Of Tier 4 Student Visa Application, Refusal Of Tier 2 Visa Application & Refusal Of Tier 5 Visa Application

We, at UK Visa Consultants in Lahore, specialize in advising on UK Admin Review AR Process. Our best UK Visa Consultants in Lahore has advised on hundreds of UK Administrative Review cases. Please give us a call during business hours and book your consultation to discuss your Admin Review options against refusal of UK Tier applications.


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