Spouses and Partners to Clear English Test for UK visa!

New visa rules have been coming about for the UK visas. The recent in this regard is that all the spouse and partner visa applicants for Britain have to undergo and clear an English test before getting an approval for a UK visa.

The immigration authorities of UK have brought about this announcement which now caters to amends in the overall eligibility criteria. This change has come about especially for those spouses and partners of British nationals coming from nations which are not a part of the European Union.

This implies that all the applications being filed for a UK visa would need proof of clearance in English test, especially when it comes to speaking and listening. However, only a basic test has to be passed. This test must be an equivalent for English language skills for a six year old child who is a native-born. The criterion is an important aspect, otherwise the applicants would not be granted a UK visa.

Damian Green, the UK Immigration Minister has explained these changes to be implemented. As per him, it should be a pre-requisite to have at least the basic skills in English language, especially those who would want to settle down in UK. These rules would cater to make sure that the spouses of foreign origin are able to integrate and participate in the British way of life, making it easier for them to be a part of the local society. These rules have been implemented from this month.

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