Independent report

A re-inspection of the Administrative Review process

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration's re-inspection of the Administrative Review process.


A re-inspection of the Administrative Review process

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The Home Office’s administrative review processes were introduced as a replacement for the right of appeal to the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal for certain types of immigration decision, in order to provide ‘a proportionate and less costly mechanism for resolving case working errors

The original inspection of the administrative report processes found that the Home Office needed to make significant improvements across the board, and made 14 recommendations. The Home Office accepted 13, and partially accepted one. This re-inspection reports on the Home Office’s progress against each of the recommendations.

Published 13 July 2017