Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applicants may be required to attend an interview with the Home Office. An interview may be necessary where the Home Office needs to clarify certain parts of the business idea or process; or to verify certain uncertainties or assumptions that may have risen whilst deciding your application.
It is important that you prepare well.
Preparing for an interview begins from the point of drafting the business plan to a seat in front of the Home Office' interviewer. Your level of involvement in drafting the business plan has a positive relationship with your preparedness for an interview. It is quite common for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applicants to leave everything (possibly apart from the core business idea) to the plan writer. When this happens, the task of learning the business plan almost becomes a full time job on its own.
Once the business plan has been completed, you should ensure that you study it again; at least before submitting the application. Note that the direction of the interviewer's questions will depend on the facts of your application and circumstance as well as specific subjects within the business plan.
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur interview questions can be broadly grouped into 4 main categories viz: -
It is important that your experience and education are relevant to the business that you want to set up or join in the UK. You must be in a position to link your experience and/or education to the business that you are trying to set up in the UK. Examples of questions that may be asked here include:
Understanding the key components of your business plan is key to a successful Tier 1 Entrepreneur application. The business plan forms a major part of the interview process. You will be asked questions on the reasons behind some of your choices on the business plan. It may therefore not be out of place to add justifications for your decisions within the business plan.
Some of the questions that can be asked here include: -
This is a major section of interview. It bothers on how you intend raising the investment funds and how you plan to pay back. Some of the questions here include: -
As with every other immigration application, the Home Office will want to understand the details of your previous entries and activities in the UK. Questions that may be asked here include: -
It is important to state here that a good Tier 1 Entrepreneur business plan will as much as possible provide answers likely to be asked by the Home Office. Where the business plan provides all the answers, it is fine to make references to the business plan during the interview.
Answering those questions directly or indirectly in the business plan is a key differentiating factor between a conventional business plan and a Tier 1 Entrepreneur business plan. For instance where justifications need to made on certain choices, the business plan should point that out right away. Where there is a need to establish a link between the applicant's background and the business, the business plan must do well to elaborate on the link.
At Reiss Edwards, we have a team of expert Tier 1 Entrepreneur lawyers who will not only guide you on your visa application, but also assist in reviewing your business plan to ensure that it is in line with what the Home Office is expecting to see. We also have links to leading Tier 1 Entrepreneur business plan writers who with their vast experience in Tier 1 applications, can help you put together a business plan that will meet the need.
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