Hi I am currently on student visa in UK, and in my final year of PhD in UK. The IELTS (academic-has expired two years ago). What are my choices of fulfilling english requirements for Spouse visa?
The immigration rules Appendix KoLL says that having an academic degree taught in English is sufficient, with the degree itself being the documentary evidence:
2.2 For the purposes of paragraph 2.1, an applicant demonstrates sufficient knowledge of the English language if:
iii) the applicant has obtained an academic qualification(not a professional or vocational qualification), which is deemed by UK NARIC to meet the recognised standard of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD in the UK, from an educational establishment in one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and The Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; the UK; the USA; and provides the specified documents;