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When do I have to prove my English language skill under U.K. tier 1 entrepreneur visa?

I am a Singapore national and I am considering applying for the U.K. tier 1 entrepreneur visa. English is extensively used in Singapore and my current working language is English. Do I still need to prove my language proficiency?

  • Top Immigration Services
    July 30, 2018

    English testing is required for your country of nationality unless you can prove it in other ways for an exemption.

  • People Force International Limited
    July 31, 2018

    Yes, you must meet the English language requirement. There are a number of ways of doing this.

  • Edmans & Co
    July 31, 2018

    As part of the tier 1 (E) application, you will need to prove knowledge of English language at level B1 CEFR. Singapore is not a "majority English-speaking country" for the application purposes; therefore a certificate from an approved provider will be required when you apply.

  • Migra&Co
    July 31, 2018

    As Singapore is not listed as a majority English-speaking country in the U.K. immigration rules, you will have to either provide evidence of a degree taught in English or that you have passed an English-language test. There are also further requirements and additional evidence required regarding the degrees, as not all degrees taught in English are recognized under the U.K. immigration rules.

  • OTS Solicitors Ltd
    August 01, 2018

    The English requirement is applicable for Singapore nationals, as the Home Office does not consider it to be a majority English-speaking country. You will need to either take an English-language test recognized by the Home Office or have an academic qualification that was taught in English and is recognized by U.K. NARIC.