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Yes you can use the same English test as per initial visa application, providing its not City and Guilds ( which is no longer valid). IELTS one is fine at level A1.However after Oct 2016 a new level A2 is being introduced and must be done when applying for FLRWrongwayubon wrote:HI all, as the title suggests, im very close to renewing my wifes FLRM after her 2.5yrs here with me in the Uk. Was about to book her english requirement test A1 when it dawned on me she did this as part of her initial visa application in thailand? So why are we being asked to do it again?
My understanding of the guidance notes is that it can be used if used in a previous successful application? does anyone know if this is correct...?
I know its only £150 but with a £2000 visa a month away and two babies, this could really help?
Thanks in advance guys....
A1 level English certificate?Wrongwayubon wrote:Hi everyone. Me and my wife(thai) have a visa renewal tomorrow at a uk premium service centre. Shes been here 2 and 1/2 years , we are married so i believe the form is FLR(M). I really could do with someone checking the documents i have just to make sure we havent missed anything? We have two british passport holding kids under 4 years old, so theres a lot at stake!
Ive gathered the follwoing:
1 X FLR M APPLICATION FORM
2X passport photos-wife
1x passport photo-me
1 passport of my wife
1 old and new passport of me
Cert copy of my birth certificate
Translated/cert copy of her birth certificate (used in orig spouse visa application)
marriage cert and certified translation
I hold two jobs, both for more than 6 months, of which combined i exceed 20k.....i have 6 monthly wage slips for each (12 in total) spanning the last 6 months.
2xp60's for each job i hold
2x letters of confirmation from each employer.
2xcontracts of employment
Wage slips are all signed/confirmed genuine
6 months of bank electronic bank statements of mine, showing all 12 pay deposits over the last 6 months.HSBC have knocked up a letter confirming they are genuine.
Current and previous tenancy agreements and before that we lived with my mum, so she has written a letter confirming the dates we lived with her.
3 x letters solely addressed to me at various addresses
3 x letters solely addressed to my wife at our various addresses
3 x joint addressed letter at our various addresses
About 15 photos of us together at various points in the last 2 and half years.
And i may write a brief covering letter summing up our 2 and a half years and mentioning our BRITISH PASSPORT HOLDING kids? what do you think guys? Really hope i havent missed anything.So nervous its unreal.
Hope you have time to comment.Thanks in advance.
DAN AND BEE