Visas and Nationality Service

For this service, we can only assess qualifications that

  • are considered comparable to a Bachelor, Master’s or PhD degree in the UK and
  • were taught solely in English.

The Visas and Nationality service supports you if you need to evidence the level of your degree and your English language proficiency for the UK Home Office.

The service is for you if you are applying for:

  • Family (including spouse) visas, settlement or citizenship/naturalisation
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  • Tier 2 General
  • Tier 2 Ministry of Religion
  • Tier 2 Sportsperson
  • Representative of an Overseas Business visa

Click here to see an example Visas and Nationality statement

We compare your university (Higher Education) degree(s) to the standard of Bachelor, Master’s or PhD in the UK. This is the Academic Qualification Level Statement (AQUALS).

And, if your degree was not studied in a majority English-speaking country, we also confirm the level of your English language proficiency based on your qualification and according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is the English Language Proficiency Statement (ELPS).

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) case workers can then directly verify Visas and Nationality statements with UK NARIC.

UK NARIC cannot advise you on your personal immigration circumstances. For immigration advice, contact UKVI or talk to an immigration adviser.

You should apply online for the Visas and Nationality service.

We will need photographs or scans of your:

  • final certificate(s)
  • transcript(s)
  • certified translations of your documents, if not in English

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  • Medium of Instruction letter if you need to evidence your English language proficiency

See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on each of these documents.

Once we have received all of these documents and payment, we will complete your assessment within 10 working days. If you have a deadline, we recommend that you use our 24- or 48-hour Fast Track service.

The Visas and Nationality service costs £140.00 + VAT* (£168.00)

*VAT is only payable in the UK and EU.