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Just to confirm, did your nanny apply for a "domestic worker in a private household visa" as detailed on the following page:
Okay. When did she first apply for her visa (ie. the first time as a domestic worker in the UK?
How long has she been with you?
I cannot have a phone call I'm afraid. Please reply to my most recent post..
Does the letter mention her time limit to appeal runs out (to appeal, not for administrative review)?
Thanks for your question. I will try to help.
The short answer is this: stop what you are doing and instruct a solicitor to act on her behalf immediately.
An administrative review is simply a clerical review of the documents to check that no conspicuous mistake has been made. It is not a consideration of the actual issues and whether they were applied to the eligibility criteria correctly (this is what happens in an appeal). Unless it is obvious that they have completely missed a piece of evidence submitted with the application then it is unlikely to result in successful reversing their decision.
This means that the only way forward would be to appeal this decision as soon as possible and get your notice of appeal in immediately arguing that it should be considered despite the appeal time limit expiring (if it has) because they send their decision letter to the wrong address.
Then you can prepare your appeal based on the issues via the solicitor. This is the best way forward, I have a feeling if you attempt to ask for an administrative review it will be flat out refused but if you present a notice of appeal with an argument to be heard out of time then you stand an okay-ish chance of it being heard but it has to be made by a solicitor.
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