Visa credibility interviews

It is possible that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department of the Home Office will call you for a credibility interview. The UK Home Office states that the purpose of any interview is to confirm that the applicant is a genuine student.

When called for an interview, the UKVI staff may ask you a number of questions about your immigration and education history, including why you intend to study in the UK and at London Met and why you've chosen your course, your study and post-study plans and your financial circumstances, whilst also assessing your English language skills. You should be able to talk about the course content and not just list the modules.

The questions will be asked via a video link with a member of staff from the Home Office. We advise that you make sure that you've read information on our website relating to the subject you'll be studying and the academic school you'll be studying in. This will help you familiarise yourself with the course content of your particular programme. While you shouldn't worry too much about the interview we recommend you take some time to carefully prepare for the questions that may be asked.

What kind of questions will the Home Office ask me at the interview?

This will depend on your individual circumstances. Here are some suggestions:

Immigration history

  • You may be asked about any previous UK visas you have had.
  • UKVI may want to know whether you have ever breached any of the conditions of your UK visas.
  • UKVI may ask about any visas you have had for other countries around the world.

Study history, current study and post study plans

  • If there is a long gap between previous study and your new course you may be asked to explain why there has been a break.
  • You will be asked for very clear information about your course and why you want to study at London Met.
  • You may be asked about your plans after the course, eg where do you want to work


  • UKVI may ask where your money has come from.
  • You may be asked about your family's circumstances at home.