With the exception of Tier 1 Investor visas you must be able to demonstrate that you are proficient in the English before any Tier 1 visa application can be approved. The pass mark for the English language requirement is 10 points.
You can prove that you speak English to the required standard in one of four ways:
If you want to show that you meet the English language requirement for your UK visa because you hold an acceptable degree taught in English, you should provide the original certificate of your award. Sometimes, this will not on its own be acceptable for certain types of UK visa applications and in those circumstances, a life in the UK test pass certificate will do.
If you are going to use your degree certificate, this certificate must be original, and must clearly show:
- your name
- the title of the award
- the date of the award
- the name of the awarding institution
The government have two consultations currently running on UK immigration. The first looks at whether the UK should introduce tougher settlement restrictions
Launched on 9th June, the Government are consulting the public on settlement of migrants under Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System together with Tier 5 and domestic workers. They have also commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider and provide advice on the following questions: