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English Language Requirement for UK Visas

Knowledge of English Requirement for Spouse Visa, ILR and Nationality Applications

Applying for UK Study Visa, Skilled Worker Visa, British Citizenship, Permanent Residence, Spouse Visa, Skilled Worker Visa, Health & Care Visa and other immigration visas. You need to pass an approved English Language Test or a degree taught in English. The test must be from one of the Home Office’s Approved Test Providers. If you are applying in any one of those categories, we can help to:

  • Prepare Embassy Interview
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English Language Requirement for UK spouse visa

This requirement is also referred to as Knowledge of English Language. Besides other requirements of the spouse visa such as a Genuine Relationship, Financial Requirements, Intent to live together, Nationals of some countries are exempt from this Partner visa English Language requirement such as Australia, Canada, USA and few more. The applicant can meet this requirement in any of these ways:

  1. Pass an approved English Language Test at CEFR Level A1. This level of English Test is valid only for visa applications made from outside UK, called spouse visa entry clearance, the first application as a partner of a British citizen or settled person.
  2. Degree outside UK taught in English, normally Bachelor or Master Degree.
  3. For spouse visa extension application, normally you will need to pass test at CEFR Level 2

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English Language Requirement for UK Study Visa

The ILETS Band for UK Student Visa Requirements vary from University to University. As a general rule, for Under-graduate (Bachelor Degrees), IELTS Academic 5.5 is required across all four sections of language i.e. Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening. For post-graduate degrees which includes Post Graduate Certificate, PG Certificate, Masters Degree, PhD and other professional qualifications above degree level, the IELTS Academic 6 or above is required. Read full details. Thinking to apply for UK student visa but sure ‘how to take a start’, Book a Free Consultation with an Immigration Specialist to find out your options.

English Language Requirement for Naturalisation Application

If you proved your knowledge of English language in ILR application and you have a valid certificate then you might be able to use the same for your Naturalisation Application to naturalise as a British National. If you are not sure, contact us and we can advice you. If you did not meet the English language requirement as part of your permanent residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain Application then you must have either B1, B2, C1, C2 at CFER or have a degree taught or researched in English. For Degrees, you will need a Certificate from NARIC.

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English Language Requirement for ILR Application

For permanent residence or Indefinite Leave to Remain Application, you must have either B1, B2, C1, C2 at CFER or have a degree taught or researched in English. For Degrees, you will need a Certificate from NARIC. People who are in UK on Asylum route are normally not required to meet this requirement.

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English Language Requirement for Skilled Worker Visa

For Skilled Worker Visa, formerly Tier 2 General Visa, the applicants should prove that they have certain level of English language. See Skilled Worker Visa dedicated page for Current English requirements.

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English Language Requirement for Health & Care Visa

To see the English requirement for Medical professionals such as Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Consultants, please read latest requirements on Health & Care Visa page.

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