Can you appeal a UK Tourist Visa Rejection

If your application for a visa to the United Kingdom is denied, the simple fact is that you do not have a right of appeal.

Right of Appeal for UK Visa

Right of appeal only exists in one of the below situations:

  • A decision to refuse a human rights claim for entry clearance
  • A human rights or protection refusal (where you can only apply after you’ve left the country)
  • Your application for an EEA family permit as a family member of an EEA national was refused by the Home Office under the EEA Regulations

However, in certain circumstances you can request for an Administrative Review, however your refusal letter has to specifically mention this right, and all the below factors must exist:

  • You’re outside the UK
  • You applied outside the UK
  • Your application was refused on or after 6 April 2015
  • You don’t have a right of appeal against the refusal
  • You didn’t make an application as a visitor or a short term student

To exercise your right to administrative review, you need to request a review within 28 days of your initial refusal. When requesting an administrative review, you are not allowed to include information or documentation, which you neglected to include in your original application.

All you are meant to do here in your application for administrative review is enter the reasons for refusal that are on your refusal letter, and say why you think a mistake was made.

If you are unsure about how to proceed, then it is advisable that you speak to a lawyer who specializes in Visa and Immigration law.

To find out more about UK Tourist Visas, you can get some information on the UK Government website.


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