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UK Immigration & English Language requirements. Jo-anne McDonnell Immigration Advisor TalentScotland Relocation Advisory Service #MoveToScotland. C2646592. Contents. TS Relocation Advisory Service Immigration Categories Case studies 1 & 2 –Tier 4 Students 3 & 4 – Workers

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Uk immigration english language requirements
UK Immigration & English Language requirements

  • Jo-anne McDonnell

  • Immigration Advisor

  • TalentScotland Relocation Advisory Service

  • #MoveToScotland

C2646592


Contents
Contents

  • TS Relocation Advisory Service

  • Immigration Categories

  • Case studies

    • 1 & 2 –Tier 4 Students

    • 3 & 4 – Workers

    • 5 – Dependant British National

  • Questions & Contact Details


Relocation advisory service
Relocation Advisory Service

  • Scottish Government set up Relocation Advisory Service in February 2004

  • We are here to give advice on visas to individuals (and Scottish companies)

  • Based in Glasgow with 8 staff including an immigration specialist (Jo-anne McDonnell) and business team. We also have Shona Radojkovic based in Highlands & Islands

  • Established websites with information about living and working in Scotland



Uk immigration how the world is divided

UK &

Most of EEA

UK Immigration – How the World is divided

Rest of the World

Europe A2


Uk immigration system
UK Immigration System

  • Work, Train or Study (EEA/Non EEA)

    • The Points Based System

    • Family members PBS migrants

    • Family members EEA nationals

  • Family members British Citizens

  • Asylum seekers, Failed Asylum seekers and Refugees

  • Other categories eg UK Ancestry


When to show english language ability
When to show English Language ability

  • Before entering

    • Level depends on Immigration category

  • Extending leave to remain in UK

    • Level depends on Immigration category

  • Applying for settlement

    • Either Life in UK Test or ESOL with citizenship materials depending on immigration category and English ability

  • Applying for British Citizenship

    • Either Life in UK Test or ESOL with citizenship materials


Case study 1
Case Study 1

  • Mahi is an Indian Tier 4 (General) student who is due to complete her degree in June 2012

  • She needs to extend her leave by December 2011.

  • Her college is not a HEI

    • What level of English must Mahi show?

    • What does she need to prove her English Language ability?

    • What if her college was a HEI?


Case study 11
Case Study 1

English Language requirements from April 2011

B2 SELT

Or

SCQF 9 and above

HEI – Own assessment

SCQF 6, 7 and 8

Foundation

Pre- sessional

Pathway

B1 SELT


Case study 2
Case Study 2

  • Mahi’s younger sister, Indu, is a Tier 4 (Child) Student and recently completed her ‘Highers’.

  • She wants to switch into Tier 4 (General) and begin a HNC at University

    • What level of English must Indu show?

    • What if she were a Tier 4 (General) Student?


Case study 3
Case Study 3

  • Hussan is from Sudan. He has been in the UK for the past five years as a Work Permit holder.

  • He now wants to apply to settle in the UK

    • What will Hussan need to apply?

    • What if he was a Tier 2 (General) visa holder?


Case study 4
Case Study 4

  • Hussan’s colleague, Samir, tells Hussan that he applied for settlement last year and did not need to prove his Language and Life in the UK as he is a refugee.

  • Samir wants to apply for British Citizenship

    • Does Samir need to prove his language and life in the UK?

    • If so, how can he do this?


Case study 5
Case Study 5

  • Siranda, an Albanian national has recently married her British husband

  • She came to the UK as a fiancée and now wishes to make an application as a spouse

  • The English language test she took to get the fiancée visa has been removed from the UKBA’s list of acceptable tests

    • What should Siranda do?

    • What level does she need to show as a spouse?

    • When Siranda wants to apply for settlement what level of English will she need to show?


Questions
Questions?


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