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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?
  •  0300 244 6824
  • RAS.REPLY@SCOTLAND.GSI.GOV.UK
  •  TalentScotland.com
  • @MoveToScotland