EU Settlement Scheme: apply for an administrative review

How to apply for an administrative review under the EU Settlement Scheme.

You’ll be told in your decision letter if you can apply for the decision on your application under the EU Settlement Scheme to be reviewed. This is called an administrative review.

You’ll find your decision letter attached to the email we sent you following your application under the scheme.

You can apply for an administrative review if either:

  • your application was refused on eligibility grounds
  • you were granted pre-settled status but think you qualify for settled status

You can apply for an administrative review from inside or outside the UK.

You can also make a new application under the EU Settlement Scheme at any point, for example if you want to move from pre-settled status to settled status. This application will be free.

How to apply

You must make your application for administrative review within 28 days of the date on your decision email.

You’ll need to complete the administrative review application form.

You must use a separate form for each person applying for a review, whether they’re a child or an adult.


It costs £80 per person to apply for an administrative review.

The fee will be refunded if:

  • the original decision is withdrawn due to a caseworking error
  • your application for a review is rejected because it’s invalid

The fee will not be refunded if your decision is changed solely because you’ve submitted new information or evidence. If you want to submit new information or evidence, you can reapply to the EU Settlement Scheme for free instead.

Sending new information or evidence

You can send new information or evidence with your application for a review. The application form explains how to send this.

You do not need to resend information or evidence that you’ve already provided to us.

Get a decision

You’ll usually receive the result of the review within 28 days. If we need more time, we’ll email you to let you know when you can expect to receive a decision.

Withdraw your request

To ask to withdraw your request for a review, please email You must include:

  • ‘EUSS’ followed by your Unique Application Number in the subject line
  • your name, date of birth and nationality in the email

If you withdraw your request for an administrative review, your application fee will not be refunded.

Contact us

If you have problems using the administrative review form, please contact

Published 15 November 2018
Last updated 23 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated admin review process.
  2. Updated to add information about applying for an administrative review from outside the UK
  3. Added information that applications for administrative review must be made from inside the UK
  4. First published.