Administrative Review

Administrative review is a process which allows the decision maker to consider whether an ‘eligible decision’ is wrong because of a case working error and, if it is, to correct that error. It is essentially a way of asking the decision makers to review their own decision for accuracy against the legal requirements and does not involve an independent judge or court hearing.

It is important to understand that administrative review is only available where the decision is ‘eligible’ according to the law and that any application for administrative review must be considered ‘valid’ which also requires the meeting of prescribed legal requirements. It is also important to understand what a ‘case working error’ might mean according to the law.

An applicant who applies under the EU Settlement Scheme on or after 1 November 2018 may also now apply for an administrative review where they have received an ‘eligible decision’.

The legal rules relating to administrative review, are for the most part, contained within Rules 34L – 34Y in part 1, Appendix AR and Appendix AR (EU) of the Immigration Rules. Our practitioners have a great deal of experience in dealing with administrative review matters and can advise on the merits of a prospective administrative review application or represent clients in their administrative review applications.

Our team offers a range of services for those wanting to apply for administrative review of an immigration decision. The most popular of the services that we offer are listed below. 

Administrative Review: Full Representation 

Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives against the decision maker and therefore for us to be able to make arguments on your behalf. 

If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and then submit the administrative review application, according to your instruction. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on the administrative review. 

We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the administrative review process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the administrative review matter is concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards. 

Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.

We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your administrative review matter. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity. 

Home Office Fee: £80 (or free in a limited number of cases); &

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1500-£2500; or

Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£2000.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your administrative your matter or with any queries that you may have.

Administrative Review: Consultancy Services

It may be that full representation is not necessary in your administrative review matter and we would certainly not encourage you to spend monies on services which are not useful to you. It may be that you have a clear understanding on the administrative review process and legal requirements, but that you would find some advice from a legal practitioner, to be beneficial. 

In this instance, we can offer advisory sessions (at our offices of through Microsoft Teams) which are charged by the hour. Many of our clients find these sessions to be useful where they have a good understanding of administrative review, but just require advice or confidence in what they are intending to submit to the decision makers. 

Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.

Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or

Curzon Green (High Wycombe based client) Fee: £200-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).

Contact Us

If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.

Telephone our offices:

London: 020 3443 9576

High Wycombe: 01494 451355

Marlow: 01628 958445

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