Students applying for a Student visa may be required to attend a credibility interview before their application can be accepted.
What is a Credibility Interview?
You are usually required to undertake a credibility interview at the visa application centre when you provide your biometric information.
Interviews are conducted in English by a Home Office staff member usually via video link.
For your application to be accepted, the Entry Clearance Officer must be satisfied that you are a genuine student and your English language ability is at the correct level.
You may be asked to attend a second interview. The Home Office will usually contact you by e-mail or telephone to arrange this.
You may be asked about:
- Your finances
- Your academic history
- Your intention to study
- Your personal background
The PDF below outlines some possible credibility interview questions and tips on how to answer them: