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Confused_Expat Sep 3rd 2018 4:23 pm

Spouse failed IELTS A1
I need some advice please.

My husband failed to meet the IELTS A1 test which would have allowed him to join me on my return to the UK to start a new job after 18 years overseas. Is it best that he joins me as a tourist for some months so that he can improve his English and then return to Mexico to take the test and apply for the visa?

I have been receiving conflicting information that has included looking to apply for a short-term student visa to study English in the UK but course costs are looking prohibitive.

Any other ideas and suggestions welcomed.


BritInParis Sep 4th 2018 12:07 am

Re: Spouse failed IELTS A1
That is up to you. Your husband doesn’t need a visa to visit the UK and he can study for up to 30 days with leave to enter as a visitor.

Confused_Expat Sep 5th 2018 2:56 pm

Re: Spouse failed IELTS A1
Many thanks for the information, it is much appreciated. I was not aware of the 30 day window for study and will take a closer look at this option.

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