Policy paper

A2 English language requirement: statement of intent

Sets out the background to new Immigration Rules on A2 English language by the government.


A2 English language requirement for the family route: Statement of intent regarding changes to the Immigration Rules - November 2016

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This statement of intent sets out how the government intends to implement the new A2 English language requirement.

It is contained in changes to the Immigration Rules laid on 3 November 2016 (HC667), for partners and parents applying to extend their existing leave under Appendix FM from 1 May 2017.

Published 3 November 2016