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UK Visas and Immigration guidance on how staff make decisions about applications for naturalisation and indefinite leave to remain that need to meet the knowledge of language and life in the UK requirement.
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The information has been updated to reflect that British overseas territories citizens will be accepted as majority English speakers for the purposes of meeting the English language part of the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK requirement. This is to bring guidance in line with the Autumn 2022 changes to the Immigration Rules, where the British overseas territories have been added to the Majority English Speaking Country (MESC) list.
As a result of the UK leaving the EU, Ecctis (the organisation that has provided the UK NARIC service) can no longer refer to UK NARIC, as this is an EU initiative. All references to UK NARIC have been amended to Ecctis (formerly UK NARIC) accordingly.
Changes to reflect the latest update to the Immigration Rules and the addition of Malta to the list of majority English-speaking countries.
Updated the guidance document.
Updated 'Knowledge of language and life in the UK'.
Changes to reflect the changes to the Immigration Rules and Nationality Regulations on 17 December 2019.