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hi everyone

my fiancee is singaporean and she has a BA awarded by an american university. does she meet the english language requirement this way? or would she have to take an english language assessment?

also, is a fiance visa considered a settlement visa?

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From:

https://www.gov.uk/english-language/degrees-in-english

You can prove your knowledge of English by having a degree that was taught or researched in English.

Your degree will need to be confirmed by UK NARIC as the equivalent of a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree in the UK, if it was taken in another country.
Click the link for all the requirements.

A fiance visa leads to settlement so yes it is a settlement visa as you will click settlement, settlement, marriage on the online form.
 

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hi everyone

my fiancee is singaporean and she has a BA awarded by an american university. does she meet the english language requirement this way? or would she have to take an english language assessment?

also, is a fiance visa considered a settlement visa?

thanks
Did she get her education in English?
 

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yea it was in english.

so nyclon, she would have to get her degree confirmed by UK NARIC?

thank you for your help!
 

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If it's a well-known US university, just the original degree certificate will be enough, but if it can be mistaken for a diploma mill (a 'university' that awards degrees for hardly any academic work, and without any educational accreditation), you should get NARIC certificate.
 

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she also has a B3 grade in GCE 'O' level English. (equivalent to B+)

Will this help to negate needing the UK NARIC?
 

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No. You still need NARIC, unless it's from a well-known university like Harvard, Colombia, UCLA etc.
 
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