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deblee71

Well-Known Member
Fantastic news Soussa...you must both be soooo happy!!!!!:D xx
 

ely

Member
hi all friends
sorry for the delay as i was away,unfortunatly we did not get the visa the only reason was (the english test language ) we submitted my wife's english degree she is a teacher,we are part of this blame for not asking proply and the other part is the officer who's responsible for recieving the application and documents becouse she told us and confirmed that the degree its fine and acceptable,officially not when we got refused for that reason, at the moment we are trying to make a complaint about this and we do not know if we should appeal or reapply
 

hayley_momo

Active Member
cheers girls that really helped so i can now tell my hubby it doesnt matter if some of the original doc are french or arabic just translate them straight to english and translator will stamp the original copy :) xx
 

lynn

Well-Known Member
hi all friends
sorry for the delay as i was away,unfortunatly we did not get the visa the only reason was (the english test language ) we submitted my wife's english degree she is a teacher,we are part of this blame for not asking proply and the other part is the officer who's responsible for recieving the application and documents becouse she told us and confirmed that the degree its fine and acceptable,officially not when we got refused for that reason, at the moment we are trying to make a complaint about this and we do not know if we should appeal or reapply
they make any excuse, the degree should of been enough..
 

Nainai

Well-Known Member
hi all friends
sorry for the delay as i was away,unfortunatly we did not get the visa the only reason was (the english test language ) we submitted my wife's english degree she is a teacher,we are part of this blame for not asking proply and the other part is the officer who's responsible for recieving the application and documents becouse she told us and confirmed that the degree its fine and acceptable,officially not when we got refused for that reason, at the moment we are trying to make a complaint about this and we do not know if we should appeal or reapply
Sorry this wasn't the answer you had hoped for but hope you get somewhere with your complaint and they can fix things for you and your wife.

HUGE congratulations Soussa, such wonderful news, wish you all the best and a very happy future together xxx
 

ely

Member
her degree is well above the a1 level but they said it does not meet the definition as tunisia not recognised by the uk NARIC so we will have to apply again pay £1000 and wait three more month
 

lynn

Well-Known Member
her degree is well above the a1 level but they said it does not meet the definition as tunisia not recognised by the uk NARIC so we will have to apply again pay £1000 and wait three more month
Oh dear what a let down...sorry to hear this
 

gem15

Well-Known Member
I think all calls in and out of the embassy should be recorded for reasons like Elys. If big call centres can do it then im sure they can too, then theres no he said, she said and visas can be turned around quicker if there is a mistake.
 

soussa

New Member
thanks everyone, thats a massive help :)
 

ely

Member
any one have the email of the head ECU please
 

lainie

Well-Known Member
hi ely
have you checked the guidelines on the ukba website about degrees?
it is quite clear that the degree should be taught predominantly in english and if that is the case it should be accepted.

if you want to message me i can give you the email address of a UKBA specialist in england who deals with english qualifications and can tell you if it is accepted or not.
 

lainie

Well-Known Member
Meeting the Requirement

How can an applicant meet the new English language requirement?

An applicant can meet the requirement in one of the following ways:

1. by passing an acceptable test at a minimum level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) with an approved provider, or

2. by being a national of a majority English speaking country, or

3. by having an academic qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD in the UK, which was taught in English.
 

lainie

Well-Known Member
How can I check if my degree/PhD meets the criteria for the English language requirement before I make an application?

You can check this using the Points Based Calculator which can be located at the following UK Border Agency web address:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/pointscalculator

The calculator contains information from UK NARIC as to which academic qualifications they deem to have been taught to the standard of a Bachelors or Master’s degree or PhD in the UK. When you start using the calculator input any answer you wish until you get to the page on ‘
English language’.
Then select

I have a qualification that was taught in English

On the following page ‘

English language – qualifications’

enter the details of your qualification as requested including country of award; qualification; institution or body: course length, course subject and year of award.

I have a degree/PhD but it is not included on the points based calculator. Will you still accept it as evidence I meet the English requirement?

We can only accept Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and PhDs that are recognised by UK NARIC.

If your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD is recognised by UK NARIC please submit evidence of your qualification as indicated above.

If you cannot find your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD on the points-based calculator, you may still be able to use it to meet the English requirement. In these circumstances you should contact UK NARIC directly for an assessment of the level of the qualification and, if UK NARIC confirms it is of the required level, obtain a letter and/or confirmation certificate from UK NARIC. You can find a link to the UK NARIC website below. It is an independent website, for which we are not responsible. It may charge a fee for confirming qualifications. http://www.naric.org.uk/

You can then supply this statement of compatibility from UK NARIC with your application. However if UK NARIC cannot confirm the equivalence of your qualification you will not be able to use it to meet the new English language requirement.
 

maynardlynne

Well-Known Member
he cant aget a bank account untill he starts work....good luck
 

FoxyRoxie89

Well-Known Member
Congratulations Soussa!!!!

Aw Ely, sounds like you are best off re-applying in the mean time.
 

Rainbowchild

Well-Known Member
he cant aget a bank account untill he starts work....good luck
He can get a cash card account without having a job or proof of address, just with a copy of his passport, eg Halifax Easycash account, then progress to current account when he has more UK documentation
 

Marie1959

Well-Known Member
so sorry Ely you didnt get the answer you wanted reapplying will mean your wife needs to do English test and that will be more waiting but in the end prob the best option for you
 

ely

Member
she got an appointment booked on the 9th/02 for the english test ielts and we will reapply as soon as we get the test result we should get it next time as that was the only reason they fail us on and notrhing else has changed since, but what i am hoping for is they dont make us wait another 3months.
any advise anyone please!!
 

Nainai

Well-Known Member
she got an appointment booked on the 9th/02 for the english test ielts and we will reapply as soon as we get the test result we should get it next time as that was the only reason they fail us on and notrhing else has changed since, but what i am hoping for is they dont make us wait another 3months.
any advise anyone please!!
That test is good and quick, my husband got his results within two weeks and the following day went to the British council to collect his certificate. Good luck Ely.
 
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