As part of your application for a Tier 4 student visa, UKVI may request an interview.

Will I need to attend an interview?

UKVI will not routinely interview students who are nationals of 'low risk' countries including Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, British National (overseas), Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Tier 4 applicants from any other country should expect to be attend a short interview about your application and proposed study in the UK.

What happens at the interview?

Interviews will usually be held over video conference by a UK Visas and Immigration official, taking approximately 10 minutes. The answers you provide during the interview will form part of the evidence considered in making a decision on your visa application.

Will my English language skills be assessed?

The interview will be conducted in English and provide assurance that the English language requirements of the Tier 4 rules are met.

Will I need to attend a second interview?

A second interview may be required to provide further, more detailed information about your application.

Do I have to pay for the interview?

There is no charge for any part of the interview and the cost of the visa remains the same to the applicant.

What if the video conference equipment breaks down?

There will be staff on hand at the Visa Application Centre to help with this. If the equipment does not work on the day of your interview, UKVI will conduct the interview over telephone. Where this is not possible you may be re-called for interview.

Can I bring someone with me for the interview?

No, only the applicant can attend the interview. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants to attend an interview.