How to Prove Your Knowledge of English for Citizenship and Settling

People who are preparing to become the citizen of UK will need to prove their knowledge of English. In order to prove your knowledge of English, you will have to fulfill certain requirements. You might need proving your English language if you are over 18 and submitting an application for citizenship or settling in UK.

How can you prove your English knowledge?

You can prove your knowledge of English through any of the following documents

  • A degree in English
  • Research in English
  • English qualification at B1, B2, C1 or C2 level

When it comes upon the kind of qualifications on the Home list, you should know that some of these qualifications will expire after 2 years. Good thing is that your qualifications will be accepted as proof for citizenship application still if it has expired.

On the other hand, if you are applying for settling in UK, you can still attach expired qualification as proof if it is one of the following

  • If it is on the Ofqual register and awarded in UK
  • Earlier accepted by the home office in connection with other immigration application, for instance, entry clearance.

You will require bearing a certificate representing confirmation of your qualification and check that shows online results regarding your visa and immigration in UK. You will require proving that your degree in English was taught as well as researched and also has been confirmed by UK NARIC. Moreover, you will need your original degree certificate and any of the following:

  • An original certificate from UK NARIC representing confirmation of equivalent level of degree along with an official letter from your university.
  • An original certificate from university with confirmation of degree taught and researched in English speaking country.
  • A printout from the points based calculator and equivalent degree in English.

What to do if you have lost of your certificate?

In case you lose your certificate or have not completed your graduation yet, you will require proving that you have passed the degree. This is possible through any of the following options

  • An original official letter from the university that confirms that you are eligible to bear knowledge of English but the certificate cannot be reissued/ or the date when the certificate will be issued
  • An original, official transcript bearing your name, institutions' name, description of degree and confirmation of the award. The date of awarding the degree should also be mentioned.

When you don't need to prove your English Knowledge?

People who are 65 years old or above don't need to represent proof of their English knowledge. Similarly, those who are having long term mental or physical problem and not able to proof English knowledge due to this reason are exempted from the proof. However, the person will need to represent a medical certificate from doctor for confirmation of physical and mental condition. People who are from Australia, USA, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, New Zealand, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Republic of Ireland need not to prove their English knowledge.

Those who require more time for proving their knowledge of English can apply for extension of permission to stay in UK. In this way, you will be able to proof your English Knowledge if you already reside in UK.

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