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Indian woman denied visa because "her English is too good"

The new visa regulations were introduced in November. Source: Getty Image

An Indian woman has been denied a visa by the United Kingdom because her English is too good.

22-year-old Alexandria Rintoul has been refused entry to join her husband in the UK – because she passed a higher level English test which was beyond the expectation -  reported Metro.

Alexandria Rintoul is pregnant and wants to live with her husband in Scotland. Her husband Bobby Rintoul told the BBC Scotland news website, "We have now received a rejection letter on the basis she has over qualified herself with a more technical test than required.”

"It says she should do a lower one so she can be entitled to be here and that she did the higher one unnecessarily.”

The authorities said Mrs. Rintoul could apply again for the 2000 pounds visa. The couple said the rejection cost them 4000 pounds.

Mrs. Rintoul comes from the north-east state of Meghalaya. Her home is in Shillong. She is a musician and has an English degree too. Her husband Bobby Rintoul is an engineer. The couple met when Bobby spent some time in India. Now Alexandria is pregnant and wants to live with her husband.

A Home Office spokeswoman told BBC, "Some applicants for visas to settle in the UK need to pass an English language test at an approved center that is specified in the immigration rules."

"Mrs. Rintoul failed to do this and also failed to submit the necessary supporting evidence for her application. It is open to her to reapply under the Priority Visa Service."

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