The interviewee must be a person entitled to act for the applicant before the EPO. If the applicant is a natural or legal person having his residence or place of business in a contracting state, interviews may only be conducted with:
Regarding (c), see also A‑VIII, 1.5.
If the applicant is a natural or legal person having neither residence nor place of business in a contracting state, interviews may only be conducted with:
Unless he is already known personally to the examiner conducting the interview, the person taking part in the interview must produce an official identity document.
The person entitled to act before the EPO, i.e. one of the persons listed above, may be accompanied by other persons, whose identity does not need to be checked. On request of the person entitled to act, such other persons may be allowed to take part in the interview if their participation is relevant to the proceedings.