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Horizondave

UK Spouse Visa - English Test

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I am starting to look at the UK visa requirements,, application forms, documents and fees etc for when my partner is in a position to apply for a spouse visa to come to the UK to live with me.

Now the form is relatively self explanatory and as she has been to the UK 5 previous times I am expecting a positive outcome.  We also have a 3.5 year old daughter who holds a British passport.

The only bit of the process which I am not familiar with is the need to prove English skills.  From the information online it appears that Porn will need to take an IELTS Life Skills - A1 Speaking and Listening test.

I have looked at how to book and I may do this when I am in Bangkok on my next trip but has anybody got a preferred place to take this test.  There are person to person options as well as a computer assisted test. I think a person to person test would be the best bet for my partner and I note that the Landmark hotel has an approved testing location, has anybody used this location or can approve of another. There is a definitive list of approved locations which I believe are these below

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I note also in the link below the information that advised me of the test Porn should take as a spouse visa applicant:

https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/ielts-ukvi/learn-about-ielts-life-skills

If anybody has any recent experience of being involved in this process or a preferred location I would be grateful for any updates.

For info my partner has good listening and speaking skills and many who know her would hopefully see from the testing requirements in the test I have every faith in Porn's abilities.

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Sorry, no recent experience Dave. I'm sure She will walk it, don't see any problems.

This wasn't in place when we did the visa stuff. But the life in the UK or 4 units in English at a registered college for indefinite leave to remain was. We opted for the college. 

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I know Puang English test A1 skill at Leeds Trinity collage while she was on her visiting visa.

Here is the test listed below:-

A1 GESE Grade 2 - £150

Book Online or by Phone

6 minute speaking and listening test

Results on the same day

Certificate usually within 7 days

Speaking & Listening only

Comprehensive training pack

Videos of real candidates taking test

One - to - One support available with a tutor

Mock Test

Application type

Spouse/Partner

Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependant)

Price Includes:

Online Training Materials Including Videos + Audios

One - to - One Training

Mock Test

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Yes this test can be sat in Bangkok and you will be provided with the documents.

The reason why Puang did her test in the UK was for the document and she had the time to do this before heading back to Thailand.

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I really think you will have nothing to worry about with porn mate.. 

When we all headed out for that meal in Leeds she was chatting away to all of us in english.. 

Here's one tip .. tell Porn not to stop talking.. Puang did that and the person testing her said i don't even need to do this test..

Its very basic. 

There's videos on youtube about it.

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1 hour ago, Lanzalad said:

I really think you will have nothing to worry about with porn mate.. 

When we all headed out for that meal in Leeds she was chatting away to all of us in english.. 

Here's one tip .. tell Porn not to stop talking.. Puang did that and the person testing her said i don't even need to do this test..

Its very basic. 

There's videos on youtube about it.

Great advice Phil.

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