Charge your phone so it has a full battery for the hearing. Check your phone accepts calls from 0800 and ‘unknown’ numbers.
Find a quiet space, where you can talk in private.
Make sure you have a phone signal. Be ready to talk 15 minutes before the hearing start time (written on your ‘Notice of Hearing’).
The Tribunal sends you instructions on how to join the hearing. These may come with the Notice of Hearing, or in a separate message. Make sure you understand the instructions before the day of your hearing.
The Judge calls your phone. The Judge will also add anyone else to the call (for example, the interpreter, your representative and/or Home Office representative).
Occasionally, the Judge may call a little later than the hearing start time. But if the Judge is 1 hour late, call the Tribunal (0800 681 6509) to ask if there is a problem.