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#1 rajendran

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

Dear friends,

I am married to a British Citizen and I wish to apply for a spouse visa to join my wife in the UK. I have obtained an overall band score of 3.5 in IELTS including listening 3.5 and Speaking 4.0. Can anyone kindly let me know , am I eligible to submit my IELTS results with me visa application as a dependent of a settled person in the UK? I have gone through the new approved english test providers list in the UKBA website and it only states IELTS level B1. It does not state about CEFR level A1 on IELTS?
Please kindly clarify this matter.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

Dear friends,

I am married to a British Citizen and I wish to apply for a spouse visa to join my wife in the UK. I have obtained an overall band score of 3.5 in IELTS including listening 3.5 and Speaking 4.0. Can anyone kindly let me know , am I eligible to submit my IELTS results with me visa application as a dependent of a settled person in the UK? I have gone through the new approved english test providers list in the UKBA website and it only states IELTS level B1. It does not state about CEFR level A1 on IELTS?
Please kindly clarify this matter.

Regards,

Raj

Dear experts, please kindly reply to this matter as it would be of great help.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:15 AM

This has been discussed previously on the board.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

This has been discussed previously on the board.


Thanks Victoria, yes it has been discussed on the forum, but could not find an appropriate reply for the question. i need to know whether I can apply with the results I have at the moment. Please kindly give me a reply "Yes" OR "No".

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:30 AM

You'll see from the other discussions it is not that simple.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

IELTS only tests to a minimum B1 level and you must get at least that level if you are using that particular exam. Therefore you need 4 in speaking and 4 in listening even though this may be well above the A1 standard of other exams that are available.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

Thank you very much for your reply GOL. Your answer is pretty clear and I got it.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:03 AM

So, think about the KET or PET, as they are much easier.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

So, think about the KET or PET, as they are much easier.


Thanks GOL, yes I have made an inquiry with the British council regarding KET and they say that they will take more than a month to deliver the results. Any idea about those exams?

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hi,

Yes I agree with gentleman of leisure that KET is the best option. However I am also about to apply for a spouse visa, I have just received my Key English Exam certificate which clearly states that I have achieved 'Council of Europe Level A1'. However PLEASE Global Moderators! Victoria! any one!
Please tell me weather achieving Council of Europe Level A1 (KET Exam) this is all that is required for the spouse English requirement???

Much appreciated for your kind input




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