The interview can be virtual or on-site. One of the interviewers contacts the applicant and explains the most important aspects to be addressed in the interview. The interview itself, is more of a conversation than an inquiry and the idea is for interviewees to feel comfortable. They can be accompanied by a family member or friend if they so wish, on the condition that this person remains silent during the course of the interview. Depending on the individual’s account, the interview can last up to two hours. If there are further concerns, the testifier can communicate directly with the interviewers and request psychosocial support during and after the interview, if required.