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Old 28th May 2020, 08:56 AM
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Hello,

I'm completing my application for British Naturalization through spouse of British Citizen and in need of some clarity.

English Language Requirement

Home office website says, one can prove English language requirements by either

an English qualification at B1, B2, C1 or C2 level
(or)
a degree taught or researched in English

I have an engineering degree from India taught in English. Since it does not meet the British standard requirement, I completed the Trinity test (Level B1)

My Issue:

Despite Marking 'NO' against' Does your degree meet the English language
requirement for this visa?' , under the list of documents to be supplied, I'm asked to supply

1. NARIC letter that confirms the qualification meets or exceeds the recognised standard of a Bachelor's or
Masters degree or PhD in the UK AND confirm the level of English to which the degree was taught or
researched

2. The degree certificate to prove the level of English language required


My Question:

Although I can supply proof for meeting the language requirement (through the test taken recently), my application is only talking about meeting the requirement through degree taught in India and is also asking me to tick the box against the above two.

Any thoughts on how I should handle this?

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Hello,

I'm completing my application for British Naturalization through spouse of British Citizen and in need of some clarity.

English Language Requirement

Home office website says, one can prove English language requirements by either

an English qualification at B1, B2, C1 or C2 level
(or)
a degree taught or researched in English

I have an engineering degree from India taught in English. Since it does not meet the British standard requirement, I completed the Trinity test (Level B1)

My Issue:

Despite Marking 'NO' against' Does your degree meet the English language
requirement for this visa?' , under the list of documents to be supplied, I'm asked to supply

1. NARIC letter that confirms the qualification meets or exceeds the recognised standard of a Bachelor's or
Masters degree or PhD in the UK AND confirm the level of English to which the degree was taught or
researched

2. The degree certificate to prove the level of English language required


My Question:

Although I can supply proof for meeting the language requirement (through the test taken recently), my application is only talking about meeting the requirement through degree taught in India and is also asking me to tick the box against the above two.

Any thoughts on how I should handle this?
if you passed and used your B1 then carry on using that , it does not expiry for naturalisation

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if you passed and used your B1 then carry on using that , it does not expiry for naturalisation

Thank you. But the application I filled does not talk about any other ways of meeting the English language requirement (wondering if it is a glitch) except degree. Also I'm supposed to be ticking the box against the this point as part of document furnishing.

Can I just go ahead and tick the box and provide the Trinity BI exam results ? Just conscious that I'm supplying something other than what is being asked.

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Thank you. But the application I filled does not talk about any other ways of meeting the English language requirement (wondering if it is a glitch) except degree. Also I'm supposed to be ticking the box against the this point as part of document furnishing.

Can I just go ahead and tick the box and provide the Trinity BI exam results ? Just conscious that I'm supplying something other than what is being asked.

Thanks
not sure of the system specific but perhaps you have ticked a degree box somewhere so it ask for this

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Is the EXACT TEST still on the list of providers? A lot of people get refused because they think all they need is a B1 pass that was used for a previous application. for ILR, the exact same test, both the provider and the exam name, needs to still be on the list of approved providers.

It's a horrible and buggy application. Tick "Yes" where you need to move on with the application, all you need is the B1 pass result if you're not using a degree to meet the requirement.

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Just spoke to someone from Trinity who said that if an exam has been used as part of an successful application before - then that certificate is valid for future applications as long as its meets criteria AND it has been successful before.

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Just spoke to someone from Trinity who said that if an exam has been used as part of an successful application before - then that certificate is valid for future applications as long as its meets criteria AND it has been successful before.

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you have to be careful and make sure it on the list of approved suppliers , SELT also

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you have to be careful and make sure it on the list of approved suppliers , SELT also
Yup

So that point you said about 2 year validity - is if it hasnt been used before. If the cert has been used for a previous successful(!) application then can be used again.

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Thank you all. This is how my application was filled out (English language requirements)


Country your degree was taught in India
Do you have a degree that was taught in English? Yes
Does your degree meet the English language
requirement for this visa? NO
What will you use to prove your degree taught in
English? Degree certificate
Do you have a previous visa, entry clearance
leave to remain where you had to prove your
knowledge of English? Yes


As you can see above, I have clearly mentioned my degree does not meet the language requirement, yet they are asking me to submit my degree certificate.

Also, if I'm unable to submit my documents and bio metrics by Jun 1 due to the current COVID, that should not be a problem right?

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