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IELTS for UK Spouse Visa

IELTS is now mandatory for UK spouse visa. Commencing from 29 November 2010, migrants who are the spouse of a British citizen and who desire to move to UK will be required to show their proficiency in IELTS or that they can speak and understand English. The fresh UK spouse immigration rules will influence the spouse of a British citizen or resident from countries exterior the European Economic Area (including Switzerland).

To show English language skills, you as a spouse will need showing one of the following:

1. Pass a satisfactory English language test, for instance IELTS, approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA)
or
2. or Come from English-speaking country
or
3. Have a degree taught in English which is authorized by the UKBA


English Speaking Countries:
The UKBA accepts the following countries as being majority English-speaking countries:
•Barbados
•Belize
•Dominica
•Grenada
•Guyana
•St Lucia
•St Vincent and the Grenadines
•Trinidad and Tobago
•St Kitts and Nevis
•The United States of America
•Canada
•Australia
•New Zealand
•Antigua and Barbuda
•Jamaica
•the Bahamas

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

how much is the score needed in ielts for spouse

Anonymous said...

5 Band

Anonymous said...

which degrees are authorised by ukba?

Anonymous said...

I have ielts 7.5 band, took the exam in 2008....can I use that certificate?

Comrade said...

Your IELTS certificate is expired. Its better to reappear in IELTS

Anonymous said...

My band score of ielts is 6.. is it acceptable for spouse visa to UK???

Anonymous said...

My band score of IElts is 6 and i took the exam in April 2011..is that score is acceptable for UK spouse visa??

TK said...

yes its ok

Anonymous said...

so they wont ask for A1 test then?? im just confused between this??

Anonymous said...

Do i need to take ielts exam if im us resident and my husband is going to petition me in uk?

Anonymous said...

hi i have phd degree from uk do i need ielts too?

Anonymous said...

hi,
how many points do i need in the IELTS test for a spouse visa?

Anonymous said...

hi... people who r not graduate only intermediate also need to pas ielts???

Anonymous said...

My band score of IELTS is 6 , that score is acceptable for UK spouse visa?

Anonymous said...

My band score of IELTS is 5 ,that score is acceptable for UK spouse visa? PLZ REPLY FAST

Anonymous said...

MY IELTS BAND SCORE IS 5 FOR UK SPOUSE VISA IS IT OK?

REDSig Alaris said...

i am a dependent of my husband an eu citizen , do i need to take ielts exam if i will work as a nurse or caregiver in uk?

Anonymous said...

can anyone please help me related to new laws in uk as i have heard that due to olympics uk visas are not been issued

Hardeep Singh said...

My band score of IELTS is 5 ,that score is acceptable for UK spouse visa?

Anonymous said...

Is Ielts academic test be used for uk fiance visa.

Anonymous said...

my band is 4 can i use it for spouse visa

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