English language testing/qualification verification

30 April 2021

Some visa applicants are required to submit evidence of their qualifications to satisfy certain eligibility criteria – this is especially common for applicants under the Skilled Worker visa route.

Where the degree qualification they are seeking to rely on was obtained from a university outside of the UK, applicants are also required to submit verification of that qualification to affirm that it was taught at a standard equivalent to British education institutions. Notably this verification is required where an individual is claiming points for their PhD qualification or are required to evidence their English language proficiency.

Due to the UK leaving the European Union, the UK NARIC national agency function naric.org.uk is now UK ENIC www.enic.org.uk – managed by Ecctis www.ecctis.com. All services operate as before. Individuals can use the Ecctis website to apply for Visas & Nationality and Industry Skills Statements. Previous NARIC users can continue to use their existing account and login details; they do not need to re-register.

These articles are from the April 2021 issue of Employment and Immigration Law Update, our monthly newsletter for HR professionals. To download the latest issue, please visit the newsletter section of our website. For further information please contact Sacha Wooldridge or another member of Birketts' Immigration Team.

The content of this article is for general information only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. If you require any further information in relation to this article please contact the author in the first instance. Law covered as at April 2021.



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