Withdrawl of the A1 level English language requirement exemption


All, can you hear us ?

Its still sunny and we’re loving the heat,

while Guidance changes continue.


The Home Office walks on, doesn’t look back

more partner and parent visa applications,

required to meet A1 level English language test,

from countries previously listed as exempt.


Oh think twice, from 24 July these exemptions were withdrawn,

employers please note too, the news may not be paradise for your staff

Oh think twice, if resident in a country with no A1 English providers,

you will be expected to travel to another country  to take the test.


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Founder and Managing Director Anne Morris is a fully qualified solicitor and trusted adviser to large corporates through to SMEs, providing strategic immigration and global mobility advice to support employers with UK operations to meet their workforce needs through corporate immigration.

She is a recognised by Legal 500and Chambers as a legal expert and delivers Board-level advice on business migration and compliance risk management as well as overseeing the firm’s development of new client propositions and delivery of cost and time efficient processing of applications.

Anne is an active public speaker, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals

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