If your visa has been refused
Receiving a visa refusal can be very stressful and upsetting. It is very important that you read all necessary information and take great care when completing your application and preparing your documents to ensure that your visa is approved the first time.
Why would my visa be refused?
The most common reasons for visa refusals are related to the Maintenance requirement, specifically with students not having the required level of funds or providing documents in the correct format. Visas can also be refused for not meeting other Tier 4 criteria, such as Academic Progression or not providing original documents. Please read the information on these webpages to ensure that your visa has the best chance of being approved and contact our Immigration Advisor on email@example.com if you have any questions.
Will my visa fee be refunded?
No, the fee you have paid for your visa application is for it to be processed and a decision to be made, regardless of the decision itself. You will however be refunded the fee for the Immigration Health Surcharge if applicable.
Can I appeal against the decision?
In most cases you will be given the right to an administrative review. This is where you believe the decision to refuse your application was incorrect and you request that UKVI look at the application again. You will be given instructions in your decision letter on how to apply for an administrative review.
Applied outside of the UK – you must complete the Admin Review form and post it to the address on the form within 28 days of receiving your refusal notice. There is no fee for this service.
Applied inside the UK – you need to complete an online form within 14 days of receiving your refusal notice. This will cost £80 but this will be refunded if the decision to refuse your application is overturned.