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The top 100 questions most likely be asked at a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) interview

Earlier this year, the UKBA introduced a ‘genuine entrepreneur’ interview as part of the Tier 1 (Entreprevneur) visa application process.  The entrepreneur interview is designed to test whether an individual seeking leave to enter, or remain, in the UK under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category genuinely intends, and is able, to establish, join or take over a business in the UK.

Not all applicants for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas are called for interview.  However, if the UKBA has concerns regarding an application, or if further information is required, then an applicant may well be invited to attend an entrepreneur interview with a UKBA immigration officer as part of the visa application process.

Based on our experience of having assisted numerous high-net-worth clients to obtain entry clearance to, and leave to remain in, the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, we are pleased to announce that our immigration barristers and lawyers have now prepared a list of the top 100 questions that are most likely to be asked at a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) interview.  The questions cover the following 10 areas: personal background, immigration history, investment funds, academic qualifications, work experience, the proposed business, business premises, staff recruitment, marketing and financial projections.

Here are 10 sample questions for the above sections:

  1. Personal background – why have you applied for an entrepreneur visa?
  2. Immigration history – what have you done since you moved to the UK?
  3. Investment funds – on what basis are you demonstrating access to the required investment funds?
  4. Academic qualifications – what, if any, skills or knowledge can you bring from your studies to your business?
  5. Work experience – what, if any, work experience do you have in relation to your business sector?
  6. The proposed business – what market research have you undertaken in relation to the area in which your business will be located?
  7. Business premises – what will be the estimated rental cost of your business premises?
  8. Staff recruitment – what job titles will your staff have and what will their roles be?
  9. Marketing – how do you intend to advertise your business?
  10. Financial projection – what contingency plan do you have if your business is not as successful as planned?

For further advice or assistance with preparing an application for entry clearance or leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant, or to book an entrepreneur test preparation session, contact our immigration barristers in Covent Garden, London on 0203 617 9173 or by email


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