Marrying a non UK citizen – language requirements

Marrying a non UK citizen

English language requirements for marriage visas to England and Scotland 2021 – 2022

The candidate will have to show that he/she has sufficient command of the English language. Below are ways in which the candidate can meet the English language requirements:

  • Be a citizen of an English-speaking country
  • Possess a degree from an institution of higher learning in the United Kingdom.
  • Pass a UKVI-recognized English language test
  • If the applicant is over 65 years of age, he or she may be exempt.
  • If the applicant suffers from a disability which prevents them from meeting the English language requirements
  • If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent the applicant from meeting the requirement before entering the UK

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