March 11, 2021 webdevelopment 0 Comments

By Papia Kabir

Legal Intern

For immigration matters including visa or citizenship applications, you will need to satisfy the English Language requirements.

You must prove you can read, write, speak and understand English to at least level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale. Proof can be evidenced in the following ways:

  • Passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider
  • Having a GCSE, A level, Scottish National Qualification level 4 or 5, Scottish Higher or Advanced Higher in English
  • Having a degree-level academic qualification that was taught in English. For applicants who studied abroad, you will need to apply for confirmation through UK NARIC that your qualification is equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.

 

Do I need to take an English language test to support my application?

There are two types of tests that can be taken, depending on your application route.

  1. The following application routes will need to take a test that assesses your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities: Innovator, Start-up, Skilled Worker, Minister of Religion or Student.
  2. The following application routes will need to take a test that assesses your speaking and listening abilities: Sportsperson, Representative of an Overseas Business, Partner, Parent, Settlement or Citizenship.

 

Checklist: What to do next if you are required to take an English Language Test

  • Find an approved test provider either in the UK or outside of the UK, depending on your geographical location. UK providers include: IELTS SELT Consortium, LanguageCert, Pearson and Trinity College London. Providers outside the UK include: IELTS SELT Consortium, LanguageCert, Pearson, PSI Services (UK) Ltd.
  • Find an approved test which satisfies the following criteria: your test must be on the list of approved English language tests, have been sat at an approved test location and have been awarded in the two years before the date of your application.
  • Find an approved test centre by checking the SELT provider’s website.
  • Book an English Language test with your provider.
  • Provide evidence of your identity on the test day. Contact the Home Office if you do not have a valid identity document.
  • Sit the test!

 

Next steps after you have passed the English Language Test

After you pass the test, you will be provided with a SELT unique reference number. You will need this reference number when completing your immigration application.
Your test results will be valid for two years from the date the test is awarded.

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EXPERT ADVICE

Woodcock Law can assist you in your application to work and live in the United Kingdom.

Woodcock Law is well placed and highly experienced in providing advice and assistance on the English Language Requirements.

We recommend getting in contact with us on 020 7712 1590 for our expert advice before any action is taken.

Woodcock Law can assist you in your application to work and live in the United Kingdom.

Woodcock Law is well placed and highly experienced in providing advice and assistance on the English Language Requirements.

We recommend getting in contact with us on 020 7712 1590 for our expert advice before any action is taken.