Monday, 16 May 2011

New UK English language test providers-update May 2011

Current Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications that are being submitted or have been booked to be submitted are permitted to use English Language Ability evidence from the previous list as long as the applications are received by the UKBA on or before 17 May 2011.

This means that any applications sent in from the 18 May 2011 will need to use one of the English Language Test Providers from the new list for Tier 1 & Tier 2.

For UK spouse/partner/dependent applications applicants may use the previous list when booking an English proficiency test up until 17 July 2011 thereafter only evidence from the updated list will be accepted.

The English language test is a vital element of UK VISA APPLICATIONS and I always suggest to my clients that they take as much practice as possible and even take preparatory courses to improve all aspects of their English language ability.

Wherever possible I recommend taking the IELTS as over the past 10 years this test has proven to be the most reliable and thorough testing.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Questions with UK Immigration minister

Its been a while since my last post, this is a rather interesting video clip of Damien Green, UK Immigration Minister answering some immigration questions sent in by the UK public.