News from the UK Border Agency (UKBA):

In June 2010 the UK government announced plans to introduce compulsory English language tests for all non-European migrants applying to come to the UK to join or marry their settled partner.

These plans will be implemented from 29 November 2010. From this date, any migrant who wants to enter or remain in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person settled here will need to show that they can speak and understand English, by taking an English language test with one of our approved test providers.

Today we have published a list of approved test providers.

For further information on these changes and to view the list of approved providers please see the Guidance for applicants on English language requirement for partners.