NARIC Visas and Nationality Service update

Migrants will be able to meet the English language requirement by having an academic qualification taught in English and recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD.

Individuals can use the Visas and Nationality services if they are applyingin  one of the following visas or routes:

  • Family (including spouse), settlement or citizenship/naturalisation
  • Tier 2
  • Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Work: Health and Care
  • Start-up and Innovator
  • Minister of Religion

There are three Visas and Nationality services available:

  • Visas and Nationality (English proficiency)
  • Visas and Nationality (PhD verification)
  • Visas and Nationality (PhD verification with English proficiency)

If you would like to use your Bachelor, Master’s or PhD degree(s) to demonstrate the level of your qualification and your English proficiency for a UK visa application, you will need to apply for the Visas and Nationality service (English proficiency). This service will assess qualifications that are deemed comparable to a Bachelor, Master’s or PhD degree in the UK and were taught solely in English.

Please note that the Standard service fees for Visas and Nationality Service (English proficiency) are £140 + VAT, whilst Fast Tract fees are paid in addition to the Standard service price: 24-hour service for £174 + VAT, 48-hour service for £124 + VAT.

Please be advised that the closing date for 2020 completion of Statements of Comparability and English Language Assessments is Wednesday, 2 December 2020, whilst the closing date for Visas and Nationality services is Wednesday, 9 December 2020, and NARIC cannot guarantee completion before Christmas for any applications received after these dates, except for Fast Track applications.

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For expert advice regarding any aspect of the UK visa application, please contact our team on 0203 384 3075.




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