We would expect refusals to be rare. If this happens to you, it will be easiest to reapply in most cases, especially if the reason for refusal was due to missing supporting documents.
The Home Office released a statement expressing that its intention is to approve as many EUSS applications as possible. The scheme’s statement of intent confirms:
“The Home Office will work with applicants to help them avoid any errors or omissions that may impact on the application decision. Caseworkers will have scope to engage with applicants and give them a reasonable opportunity to submit supplementary evidence or remedy any deficiencies where it appears a simple omission has taken place. A principle of evidential flexibility will apply.”
If your application is refused, you can request an administrative review within 28 days of the date of your refusal, if you think there has been an error in the decision provided. Alternatively, you may have a right to appeal the decision to the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). An appeal to the First Tier Tribunal must be based on specified grounds and within a certain time limit. If you are in the UK, you will have 14 days from the date the decision is sent to you. If you are outside the UK, you will have 28 days to appeal. Your rights are protected pending determination of your appeal.
If your EUSS application has been refused based on suitability, our immigration solicitors will be able to help you through any administrative review procedures.