State telephone hearings are scheduled in all counties with speaker-phones. The claimant has the right to refuse a telephone hearing. If this occurs, a face-to-face hearing is scheduled.
The time and place of the hearing are arranged so that the hearing is accessible to the EU member suspected of an IPV.
The EU member is entitled to a postponement of the scheduled hearing, provided that the request is made at least ten days in advance of the date of the scheduled hearing. However, the hearing will not be postponed for more than 30 days. Only one postponement is allowed.