English Language Requirements for UK Visas

As part of the United Kingdom (‘UK’) visa application process, the majority of visa applications will require a relevant English language qualification requirement for entry clearance, leave to remain, settlement and/or British naturalisation purposes.

Unless you are exempt from satisfying the English language requirement or you have a degree or academic qualification that was taught or researched in English and your qualification is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or higher, you will be required to satisfy the English language requirement by passing a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (‘CEFR’) test at a level prescribed by UK Visas & Immigration in accordance with the application you are making.

You will not need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; the Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Canada; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; Malta, New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; United States of America.

The relevant English language test for UK visa applications can be conducted at Trinity College London. Trinity College London are a Home Office approved English language test provider.

Please click on the following link to visit Trinity College’s website for further information: https://www.trinitycollege.com/

Please note, Muldoon Britton is a different entity to Trinity College and has no involvement in any tests which are conducted by Trinity College.

If you require any further information in relation to satisfying the English language requirements for a UK Visa, please do not hesitate to contact our expert immigration team on 0116 826 6922.