Credibility Interviews

Students applying for a Tier 4 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.

Typical Credibility Interview Questions (PDF, 170kb)