Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Administrative Review

Though the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is no longer a live Immigration Category for those wishing to come to the UK, the extension and settlement routes of such a category is still open to Applicants for several years. As such those applying to either extend their visa or settlement, will still be having access to challenge their refusal letter via Administrative Review.

The Administrative Review provides a cost-effective way for applicants to request reconsideration of refusal decision because they believe an error has been made by the caseworker assessing the application.

Our expert lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Administrative Review process. We can assist you with right procedure and ensuring UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) know exactly why an Administrative Review is being requested so they can focus on correcting the relevant issue.

At A Y & J Solicitors, we will take the time to carefully examine why your visa application was refused and advise you on the best course of action to take. You can be confident that as an SRA regulated firm, we will act with the utmost integrity and direct you to the cost-effective path explaining the chance of success.

Administrative Review can be a complex process; however, by instructing us, you can trust that your matter will be dealt with quickly, and all aspects of the Administrative Review process will be explained to you in a clear, friendly manner.

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What is an Administrative Review for Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Refusal?

Administrative review is the process by which those applying for visa can challenge the refusal on the basis that the decision is incorrect due to a case working error.  For those who have applied for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa before 29th March 2019 and had their applications refused, and application for Administrative Review is available.  Those who are currently in the UK on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa and had their extension, or settlement application refused they can also apply for Administrative Review.

We will provide you with all the information you need to fully understand the Administrative Review process. You will also receive the email and direct dial of the lawyer handling your matter so that you can ask questions at any time during office hours.

How Do I Apply for an Administrative Review if My Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is Refused?

If UKVI refused your Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, it must issue a written notice concerning your eligibility for Administrative Review. The notice must include or be accompanied by a statement of the reasons for refusal. Information on how to apply for Administrative Review and the time limits for making an application must also be included within the information provided to an applicant by the Home Office.
If you are outside the UK and wish to apply for an Administrative Review of a UKVI decision, you will have 28 days to make the application. If you are applying inside the UK, you have 14 days.

When applying for Administrative Review, you should:

  • mention the reasons for refusal that are in your decision letter, and say why you think a mistake was made
  • send your completed form in the method the application refusal letter suggests (by email, post or in person)

We will assist you with examining the reasons for the refusal and put together a detailed covering letter explaining the points that need to be reviewed.

What will be considered at the Administrative Review?

At the time of the reconsideration, all of the evidence that was before the decision maker when the original decision was made will be looked at.  In the event additional evidence is available to prove the case working error, this may also be considered, but only as per the exceptions listed in AR2.4.

What Are the Advantages of an Administrative Review?

Administrative Reviews provide a fast, cost-effective way of having a refusal from UKVI re-examined. The key to ensuring an Administrative Review is successful is to precisely pinpoint the error made by immigration officials when deciding your application and clearly explaining this in your application. 

What if My Administrative Review is Refused?

There are four possible outcomes to an application for AR as stated in the Immigration Rules, Appendix AR, para AR2.2; the Administrative Review either:

  • Succeeds and the eligible decision is withdrawn, or;
  • Does not succeed and the eligible decision remains in force, and all of the reasons given for the decision are maintained, or;
  • Does not succeed and the eligible decision remains in force but one or more of the reasons given for the decision are withdrawn, or;
  • Does not succeed and the eligible decision remains in force but with different or additional reasons to those specified in the decision under review—note in this scenario, you may be entitled to apply for Administrative Review related to the new reasons

If UKVI does not grant you leave to enter the UK as a student after receiving an Administrative Review, our lawyers can assist you with the next best steps. This can include making new application or an appeal on human rights grounds where applicable or seeking a Judicial Review of the decision

Why Use A Y & J Solicitors to Manage Your Administrative Review?

At A Y & J Solicitors, we have over ten years’ experience of assisting both in-country and out-country applicants for challenging Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas Refusal decisions, sometimes in urgent circumstances.

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