Administrative review: case working errors
Produced in partnership with Christopher R. Cole of Parker Rhodes Hickmotts and Nathan Woodcock

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Christopher R. Cole of Parker Rhodes Hickmotts and Nathan Woodcock provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Administrative review: case working errors
  • Case working errors
  • Limits on evidence at administrative review

Administrative review: case working errors

STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being updated for Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813, and subsequent changes. These are primarily updates to relevant references in line with simplification of the Immigration Rules.

Administrative review is the main remedy which is available to challenge immigration decisions on applications which are not human rights or asylum claims. It is an internal review of a Home Office decision, conducted by a Home Office official who is different to the original decision-maker.

Administrative review is available from both inside and outside the UK. Eligibility and procedure for administrative review can differ depending on whether it is requested in respect of an in-country decision, an entry clearance decision, a decision made under the Immigration Rules, Appendix EU or certain cancellation decisions at the border. See Practice Note: Administrative review.

This Practice Note looks at a second aspect of eligibility in relation to applications submitted under the Immigration Rules, Appendix AR, ie what are the ‘case working errors’ that can be considered for eligible decisions. This Practice Note is not relevant to administrative review applications submitted under the Immigration Rules, Appendix AR (EU), for whom a different set of ‘Consideration’ grounds apply.

Case working errors

An application for administrative review under the Immigration Rules, Appendix AR can only be considered where it is contended that there has been

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