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ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Help

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Re: ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Hel

Post by Santosh919 » Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 am

Turton2 wrote:Thanks everyone I have been following this board, I applied for my ilr in December 21 or so , 2017 after my application was refused in may, I was called for an interview on May 23, yesterday. I was asked questions about my employment and self employed, lots of questions about the qualifications that made me capable to do my job, how I manage my time , why have I not close my business since active, how do I work, I said from home and office, my office address , post code skipped my mind so mumbled a bit, what are you doing with your business currently, I said I am trying to raise a family and also patner with non for profit organisation. I also carry out business, she asked again you said you partner with non profit organisation, I said yes and also raising family. What are your monthly expenses, she said monthly not yearly, I told her the recurrent expenses for the month others are paid yearly, how much is your accountant fees, I said it varies however between the amount ,advertise your services, through referrals and had a website before. Asked about my tax submission, I submitted online , as i instructed my accountant. Overall 30 mins interview. Was calm, face of interviewer was mixed emotions but stay true to yourself.

Has you application refused in may, and you went for an interview yesterday.... so confusing mate, please can you explain, you went to an interview after your application refused ?? And have you used the same business for your extension and in ilr application

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Re: ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Hel

Post by Turton2 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:07 am

Application was refused may 2016 however submitted fresh application in December 2016

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Re: ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Hel

Post by alibahi » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:31 am

does anyone use
I been waiting for 16 months had an interview on 8th Feb and complain to UKVI by emailing them and also contact with MP and no result. online status update on 25th May 2017 "awaiting a decision".
do have another option or have to wait.

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Re: ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Help

Post by shanybaba1974 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:14 am

Hello all

I hv applied for ILR under Tier 1 Entrepreneur 5 year route (£200,000/- investment), just got an interview call which was quite strange as never heard HO ever called T1 Ent applicant for interview, am I the only one called or anybody else as well, pl share any experiences for T1 Ent & guide. My interview date is 5/2/18.

Also advice me is this the right forum to ask this or do we hv another page for T1 Ent

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Re: ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Hel

Post by kavya29 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:02 pm

Dear all,

I've finally got my ILR today after a lonnggg 2 YEARS' wait!

My sincere thanks to the site's gurus & all the people who shared their experiences and offered fantastic advice!! All the best & my sincere prayers for those who are still waiting!!

Kind regards,
kavya29 wrote:
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:44 pm
Hello everybody,

I was interviewed yesterday at vfs for my ILR. Here are the questions I was asked :

1. General details - name, where I live etc.
2. Current job details - My designation, which company, salary, how long I'm working here for. Where I was working before, salary, how long for.
3. Day to day activities in my job, whom do I report to.
4. Asked the same job related questions for all the jobs I did during the year leading upto my ILR.
5. What qualifications have you got to do this job? My degree & software certifications & work experience.

Then they began to focus on my Ltd company earnings:
6. How do you advertise your services? Do you have a website? - I said no, I don't have website, I just post my cv on job boards.
7. Name the job boards - Reed, Cw jobs, Total Jobs, LinkedIn
8. How much do you charge your clients?
9. What documents you submitted to your accountant to get your accounts done? - I said personal & business bank stmts, my company details.
10. Didn't you submit invoices? - I said I may have, but cant remember now.
11. She asked me to send invoices to her.
12. What's accountant's name and address?
13. Why have you got less earnings in 2014?
14. Why haven't you taken dividends from your company during the years outside ilr? - I said, Yes I have taken but she asked - really? when? - I gave details.
15. Why is there a big transaction (5k) in my account, You've sent 5k to your wife? - said, sent for maintenance and savings purposes.
16. Submit 12 months payslips for the ILR year.
17. you've claimed 200 as business expenses - did you? & what was these for? I said I can't remember exactly, I can check. I may have done it for travelling to meet the client.
18. Did you have any tax amendments? No
19. What's your client's nature of business?
20. Have got any ideas to improve / expand your business?
21. Did you do 2 jobs at the same time? I asked if she is asking for ILR duration, she said yes. I then said no.
22. All the questions were based on my ILR earnings & time period. They didn't ask a single question about initial grant or extn.
23. I asked when will I possibly hear back - she said she doesn't know and it's based on the case worker.

It lasted 1.15hrs. I think I was calm & composed but that hurt my brain lol!
She kept going around the job related questions over and over but worded differently.

This forum helped me massively in prepping up - a big thanks to all of you!!
Now the dreaded waiting game begins!

Recap of my case:

ILR - Paye + Ltd company director
Extn - Paye + Ltd company director
Initial - Overseas income

My timelines:

20 May 2016 applied for ILR.
Biometric done in 6 weeks time.
04 Nov 2016 - Received letter from HO saying they want to interview me.
20 Mar 2017 - Letter from HO saying 5th Apr is the interview date.
05 Apr 2017 - Interview

Apr 2013 got extension
Apr 2011 switched from psw to Tier 1.

Thanks again to all of you :) :)

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Re: ILR Interview Call After Postal Application - Please Help

Post by keth001 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:53 pm

Weldone. Congrats...