Apply for an administrative review of the decision on your application

Your decision letter will tell you whether you can apply for an administrative review.

If your decision letter says you can, use this form to apply for an administrative review where you believe there has been an error in the:

  • decision on your application under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • decision on your application for entry clearance, leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain
  • cancellation of your entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain (including leave granted under the EU Settlement Scheme) at the UK border

If you are not eligible for an administrative review you may have a right of appeal. If you do, your decision letter will tell you so. You can read the guidance about appealing against an immigration decision.

When you can apply

You must apply within the time set out on your decision letter.

What you pay

The fee is £80 for each administrative review.

This application is free of charge if you are applying for review of a decision on an application for entry clearance, or if you were exempt from paying a fee on the original application that your administrative review is based on (except under the EU Settlement Scheme where the £80 fee applies). If you applied under the EU Settlement Scheme you can alternatively apply again under the Scheme for free.

Reviews for family groups

If your original application was as a family group with a main applicant and dependents applying at the same time (for example, one person applying for leave to remain as Tier 2 general worker, and others applying as dependent family members on the same form) you can apply for a review for the whole group together. If you apply for a review of the decision on your application as a family group, the fee will be £80 altogether.

What a review can look at

What a review can look at depends on the type of decision. Generally, you can ask for a review of the decision on your application if you believe there was a casework error including a mistake in the period of leave granted or the conditions of leave on your biometric residence permit (BRP).

You can only apply for a decision to be reviewed once. If the outcome of the review is that you receive a new decision, or you the decision remains the same but new reasons for the decision are given, you may be able to apply for a review of the new decision.

You can find more information about the administrative review on GOV.UK.


The application form will tell you if and when you can submit new evidence with your application for review. You will be told how to do this in the form.

If you are submitting new evidence, you must do so within 10 working days of submitting your online application. If you do not do this, your application for review may be refused.

Before you apply

How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular circumstances. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.

If you are inactive for 25 minutes, you will be automatically logged out.

How we use your data

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.

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