The United Kingdom visa application of an Indian woman was rejected by authorities because her English-language proficiency is much higher than what is required by the immigration department, the woman claimed in a Facebook post.
Alexandria Rintoul, who is originally from Shillong, Meghalaya, passed an advanced version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), but the visa requirement is for a much easier exam.
“Some applicants need to pass an English language test at an approved center that is specified in the immigration rules to get visas to settle in the UK,” a Home Office spokeswoman was told the BBC, according to Hindustan Times.
“Rintoul failed to do this and also failed to submit the necessary supporting evidence for her application. It is open to her to reapply for the Priority Visa Service,” the spokeswoman said.
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