Patrick Lewis explains the main reasons why Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications are commonly refused.

“Tier 1 entrepreneur visa applications are generally refused because the entry clearance officer isn’t satisfied that the applicant is a genuine entrepreneur who will be able to establish a viable business in the United Kingdom.

“The assessment is undertaken through the consideration of the business plan and also then through an interview.

“It is following the interview often that the entry clearance officer will suggest that the applicant won’t be able to genuinely invest the money that’s been put forward.”