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I have answered on the other thread.
ON the UKBA website it lists the persons who need to carry out the test:-
But they are deemed to meet the requirement if they come from and majority english speaking country. However, south Africa (strange as it is) is not deemed to be one of these. You can check here at 3:-
Yes, i was aware that South Africa was strangely not on the list. However, what i would like to know is there any form of exemption for persons that have lived and worked in the UK prior to the introduction of this test.
Does your wife hold an academic qualification equivalent to a bachelor's degree in the UK from course which was taught in English.
She has no degree level qualifications in english, so i would assume she will have to sit the test. Just for the record i find it puzzling that our european neighbours are allowed into the UK with no equivalent test. In my experience it is often the case that there spoken english is very poor. I feel this immagration policy is ill conceived.
I'd be inclined to agree but I'm afraid it's the rights of EEA nationals. UK citizens can work freely within the EEA with no language skills as well of course.
I doubt any of the exemptions at 3 a)-c) apply to her so I think she will have to take the test.
I would recommend calling the UKBA to see if they have updated their list of majority english speaking countries since the above publication however.
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