All foreign degrees now require NARIC certificate

Home Office Requirements For English Language

NARIC Announcement Due To Points Based Calculator Removal

The Home Office recently sent out a communication to registered Immigration advisors that after the 6th April 2016 they will no longer accept an overseas degree without a NARIC certificate. Previously Indefinite leave to Remain applicants which were mostly made up of Tier 1 general migrants, met this criteria automatically as they had already submitted this evidence in prior visa applications. This change means that those migrants who used an overseas degree to meet the English Language criteria for their visa will now have to contact NARIC and get a statement of comparability and a certificate stating the degree was taught in English from NARIC. This will add extra expense and time to ILR applications.

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What Are The ILR English Language Evidence Requirements After The 6th April 2016?

After the 6th April 2016 all visa and ILR applicants must have their non-British qualifications certified by NARIC to show they are equivalent to British standard. Without this certificate and evidence, your ILR or Visa application will be rejected. To avoid a refusal for your Permanent Residence application you should check the guidance or contact us for further advice.

My Qualification Was Already Accepted By The Home Office For A Previous Application. Do I Need A NARIC Assessment?

Yes you will need to show evidence that NARIC has approved your qualification. Having had your foreign degree accepted previously will not suffice in this case after 6th April 2016 rule changes.

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Here at WM Immigration we advise that you check and ensure you understand the Home Office requirements for your visa application and especially Indefinite Leave to Remain application before submitting. This can avoid large headaches that can occur afterwards. The fees for immigration applications have recently increased and those applying through the same day premium service for an application such as ILR, would be set to lose a whopping £2,350 if they were rejected. If unsure contact a qualified immigration advisor or NARIC UK and determine what evidence you require for your UK Immigration application.

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