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Does a person who has submitted an application for entry clearance as a visitor, which has been refused and they have been given a re-entry ban, have the possibility to request an administrative review of the decision?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/12/2017

The following Immigration Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Does a person who has submitted an application for entry clearance as a visitor, which has been refused and they have been given a re-entry ban, have the possibility to request an administrative review of the decision?

As confirmed in various relevant Practice Notes: Administrative review outside the UK and at the border and Visitor (standard): procedure, decisions on visitor entry clearance applications are specifically excluded from the administrative review regime (Immigration Rules, Appendix AR, para AR5.2).

The Practice Note: Visitor (standard): procedure states (at ‘Challenging refusals’):

‘Ordinarily there is no right of appeal or administrative review where a visit visa, leave to enter or leave to remain as a visitor are refused.

The only exception to this is that a right of appeal will exist where the refusal of the application is also a refusal of a hum

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