- Tourist visits and holidays
- Stop over during transit to another country
- Business or employment prospects
- Education opportunities
- Opportunities to live with families
- Permanent immigration to the UK
A degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English is considered an adequate educational qualification for your knowledge and fluency of the English language. Additionally, if your academic degree is attested and sanctioned by the UK NARIC (the National Agency responsible for providing information and opinion on academic, vocational and professional qualifications from across the world) it is considered adequate proof.
Your knowledge of the English language may also be attested if you pass an approved English language test with at least a CEFR level A1 in speaking and listening by using the list of approved secure English language tests and test centres that meet the UK government’s requirements.
No evidence of your knowledge and ease of expression with the English language will be required if you’re over 65, currently have a medical condition that makes it difficult to prove it or are a national of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA