Correcting mistakes on visas

Help if details on your visa are incorrect.

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If any of the following information is incorrect, then we can normally help you to update your visa:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Gender
  • Photograph
  • Nationality
  • Sponsor license number, this should be AG868A1E7
  • Visa start or end date
  • Working conditions, for example, it might say you can only work for 10 hours per week maximum when it should say 20 hours

Administrative Reviews

If you have extended your visa inside the UK and notice your new visa has the incorrect conditions or length of leave, you may want to apply for an administrative review.

An administrative review costs ¬£80. The fee will be refunded to you if the Home Office agree a mistake was made. 

You must email the Home Office within 14 days of getting your biometric residence permit. 

Home Office email:

You should contact the Immigration Advisory Service who can help you make an administrative review.

Currently, it can take 12 months or more to receive the result of the administrative review. If you have not had a decision on your application within six months, the Home Office will contact you with an update. Your rights are not affected by the delay in processing applications.