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Old Dec 21st 2014, 1:55 am
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My wife is a British citizen, having completed her education (seconday and univerity level) completed in the UK. We have been living in the middle east for the last 6 yrs. Wondering if she needs to take IELTS for us to claim 5 points for adaptability or would it be automatic if claimed with explanation provided?

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Old Dec 21st 2014, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by sfonyc
Hi,
My wife is a British citizen, having completed her education (seconday and univerity level) completed in the UK. We have been living in the middle east for the last 6 yrs. Wondering if she needs to take IELTS for us to claim 5 points for adaptability or would it be automatic if claimed with explanation provided?

Thanks in advance.
The level of your wife's education is irrelevant. She is required to take the IELTS test. Everyone applying must do it.
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Under which system are you planning to apply? check check list documents as it will tell you if you can!
Also check EE system-which is going to be introduced in Jan 2015: Notice – Express Entry questions and answers
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Originally Posted by sfonyc
Hi,
My wife is a British citizen, having completed her education (seconday and univerity level) completed in the UK. We have been living in the middle east for the last 6 yrs. Wondering if she needs to take IELTS for us to claim 5 points for adaptability or would it be automatic if claimed with explanation provided?

Thanks in advance.
5 points? You're aware that the whole system is about to change? You seem to be talking about the current one, but if you haven't already applied under that, there's not much chance of getting an app in before the end of the year when it closes.

So you need to reassess your eligibility under the new Express Entry system. But, to answer your question, if you were applying under the current FSW program and wanted the extra points for your wife's language skills, then she'd need to take the IELTs, just as you do. It doesn't matter where she's from.

Good luck.

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Originally Posted by plasticcanuck
The level of your wife's education is irrelevant. She is required to take the IELTS test. Everyone applying must do it.
And just to correct this, a spouse never needs to take IELTS, only the principal applicant does, and even then it's only required for certain PR applications.

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