Fast-tracking dreams: supporting people who want to live in the UK

There are people right across the world who have a dream to live in the UK. Sometimes it’s to work. Others want to study, while being with family is the…

Ukraine: support for the recognition of qualifications and skills of refugees

On 24 February 2022, after weeks of escalating tension, Ukraine saw the beginning of a major conflict, that is ongoing at the time of writing. As of 14 March, approximately…

Service profile: Visas and Nationality Service

What is the Visas and Nationality Service? The Visas and Nationality Service is designed to support individuals applying for visas or settlement in the UK; it is provided by UK…

A summary of significant changes to UK Home Office immigration rules and guidance: Published 6 April 2017

On 6 April 2017 The UK Home Office made changes to the UK’s immigration system, which are currently still in effect. Key changes include: The introduction of a skills levy…

Jump in traffic to UK NARIC’s Visas & Nationality service following Brexit vote

Following the ‘Brexit’ result in the EU referendum, there has been an increase of over 60% in web traffic to UK NARIC’s Visas & Nationality service. The Visas & Nationality…

UK NARIC and English language for immigration purposes

Under the immigration rules, there are five ways to prove that you meet the English language proficiency requirements: being a citizen of a majority English language speaking country having passed…

UK NARIC’s Visas and Nationality Service launches on 6 April

In early March 2016, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) section of the Home Office announced that the online Points Based System (PBS) Calculator was being turned off on 5…

Benchmarking the Advanced Programme: English

This article was first published on the ECCTIS Blog The Independent Examinations Board in South Africa has recently added the Advanced Programme: English to their suite of qualifications.  The IEB…