English Language Test Requirements UK Immigration

People who are wishing to get settled in the UK need to prove that they have the sufficient level knowledge of the English language, but they also need to be confident that they can really use their English effectively. There are different tests for each visa you would be applying for. Applicants of UK citizenship must have in-depth skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing of English language and that they should know how to use these skills in work, study and everyday life. That is why Fast Track Training and Tuition Center comes to help you in learning English language to help pass your UK citizenship requirements. We organiser of Home Office approved English Language Test Requirements.

English Language Knowledge is a Must for UK Citizenship!

If you are a non-European national and you are planning to settle in the UK as the spouse like husband, wife or civil partner of any British citizen, or other person settled in the UK, you will need to prove that you have a A1 level of English language knowledge that you can easily communicate in UK. This page describes the requirements for approved English Language tests for partners. Applicants of visas and permission to remain in the United Kingdom also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) must meet this requirement. The requirement introduced in 29 November 2010.

You will meet the following requirement if you can show that:

  • You are a citizen of a majority English language speaking country (Full list)
  • You have passed an English Language Test Requirements that approved by the UKBA at the appropriate level
  • You hold a graduation degree that taught in English and is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or above.

Exemption To English Language Test in UK

You don’t need to meet the approved English language tests for partner requirement if you provide satisfactory evidence that:

  • You are aged 65 or over when you make your UK citizenship application
  • If you are in physical or mental condition which would secure you from meeting these requirements
  • There are some exceptional circumstances in which you need not meet to these requirements

You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed an approved English Language Test Requirements at or above the appropriate level with one of UKBA approved test providers. (Full list)

What Are The Two Certificates Needed To Apply For Indefinite Leave to Remain or British Citizenship?

One is the Life in the UK test certificate and the other is a B1 English test (GESE Grade 5) best taken from Trinity College London as it is the easiest. The exam is only 10 minutes and usually most people pass it unless the student’s English is absolutely zero.

What this means is that  you will need to speak and understand English language to a reasonable level and then you can pass the test.


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