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Can you meet the deadline for challenging the refusal? Will you have time to make a whole new application, which may need updated documents, and still start your studies on time?

Administrative Review

The procedure for challenging a refusal of a Student immigration application is called Administrative Review. There is more detailed information about applying for an Administrative Review later in this section. The deadlines are as follows:

Outside the UK

Within 28 calendar days of the date when you received the refusal notice.

Inside the UK

Within 14 calendar days of the date when you were “served” the refusal notice. This normally means the second business day[*] after the date on the letter. If you received the letter three of more business days after the date on the letter, and you can prove it, the Home Office may extend the deadline for your Administrative Review.


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