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Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by Abbs » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi there,

My wife applied for Naturalisation as British citizen about 2 months ago and since she suffers from long term depression, anxiety and memory difficulties, she requested home office to exempt her from the life in the UK and the English tests. We had the exemption form filled out by the GP and it was sent to Home Office with other supporting documents. She is under treatment for a quite long time and she has also been seen by specialist a few times, all the questions in the exemption form were answered by her doctor and it was mentioned that she will not get any better in future, however we received a letter from home office saying that they are nor prepared to exempt her from the requirement and they have given 3 weeks to provide them documentary evidence that meet the requirement (english and life in the UK test).

Can anyone help please? :cry:

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Re: Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by CMOSUK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 am

Abbs wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Hi there,

My wife applied for Naturalisation as British citizen about 2 months ago and since she suffers from long term depression, anxiety and memory difficulties, she requested home office to exempt her from the life in the UK and the English tests. We had the exemption form filled out by the GP and it was sent to Home Office with other supporting documents. She is under treatment for a quite long time and she has also been seen by specialist a few times, all the questions in the exemption form were answered by her doctor and it was mentioned that she will not get any better in future, however we received a letter from home office saying that they are nor prepared to exempt her from the requirement and they have given 3 weeks to provide them documentary evidence that meet the requirement (english and life in the UK test).

Can anyone help please? :cry:
Hello,

From experience, a doctors exemption/report will not be enough, you may need a social work(mental health) report and possibly an occupational therapists report to give to the H.O, also your wifes psychiatric doctor would be involved with the social work to compile the report needed, this is normally not done through your GP doctor.
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Re: Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by CR001 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:52 am

Presumably she passed the English tests for initial spouse visa, extension visa and B1 English and LIUK for ILR???
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Re: Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by Abbs » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:14 pm

CR001 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:52 am
Presumably she passed the English tests for initial spouse visa, extension visa and B1 English and LIUK for ILR???
Hi,

No she never did the English test, she got the ILR under the family reunion rule in 2003.

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Re: Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by Abbs » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:21 pm

CMOSUK wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 am
Abbs wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Hi there,

My wife applied for Naturalisation as British citizen about 2 months ago and since she suffers from long term depression, anxiety and memory difficulties, she requested home office to exempt her from the life in the UK and the English tests. We had the exemption form filled out by the GP and it was sent to Home Office with other supporting documents. She is under treatment for a quite long time and she has also been seen by specialist a few times, all the questions in the exemption form were answered by her doctor and it was mentioned that she will not get any better in future, however we received a letter from home office saying that they are nor prepared to exempt her from the requirement and they have given 3 weeks to provide them documentary evidence that meet the requirement (english and life in the UK test).

Can anyone help please? :cry:
Hello,

From experience, a doctors exemption/report will not be enough, you may need a social work(mental health) report and possibly an occupational therapists report to give to the H.O, also your wifes psychiatric doctor would be involved with the social work to compile the report needed, this is normally not done through your GP doctor.
Hi,

Thank you for your reply, we will try to get more detailed reports from her GP and psychiatric doctor but at this stage do you think there is any chance that H.O to reconsider the exemption?

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Re: Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by salsabeel » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Abbs wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:21 pm
CMOSUK wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 am
Abbs wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Hi there,

My wife applied for Naturalisation as British citizen about 2 months ago and since she suffers from long term depression, anxiety and memory difficulties, she requested home office to exempt her from the life in the UK and the English tests. We had the exemption form filled out by the GP and it was sent to Home Office with other supporting documents. She is under treatment for a quite long time and she has also been seen by specialist a few times, all the questions in the exemption form were answered by her doctor and it was mentioned that she will not get any better in future, however we received a letter from home office saying that they are nor prepared to exempt her from the requirement and they have given 3 weeks to provide them documentary evidence that meet the requirement (english and life in the UK test).

Can anyone help please? :cry:
Hello,

From experience, a doctors exemption/report will not be enough, you may need a social work(mental health) report and possibly an occupational therapists report to give to the H.O, also your wifes psychiatric doctor would be involved with the social work to compile the report needed, this is normally not done through your GP doctor.
Hi,

Thank you for your reply, we will try to get more detailed reports from her GP and psychiatric doctor but at this stage do you think there is any chance that H.O to reconsider the exemption?
Hi,
They did not refuse application yet soThey will consider it, if u provide them fully requested informations.They just asking further medical documents/information,so u need to provide them by given date.Already u got advise from above posters,so send them all
(as supported doc) also just include if ur wife is receiving
any DLA (now calls pip) or ESA awarded letters too,as these are awarded those who fullfill disability requirements.
(NOTE) please pay attention on requested doc first what they need to see and ur further supported doc are covering them??
SALSABEEL

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Re: Exemption from the Life in the UK & English test rejected

Post by CMOSUK » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:37 am

Again I wil advise, get a social work report, this will usually be compiled by a mental health team including the physciatric doctor/consultant.

Again, it is something most government departments that are concerned would ask for as it would show them from that report how their mental health affects their daily living.
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