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Taking a TOEFL iBT® Test to prove English proficiency for I-944

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Hi all, 

 

We are nearly ready to submit our AOS package. For the I-944 i have been unable to get my school certificates due to exam boards being closed , so I included a screenshot from the website stating they are closed and an email I received from the same exam board. This also means I am unable to provide proof of my English proficiency (despite myself being a native english speaker, born & raised !). 

I read on another immigration website about  The TOEFL iBT® English Language Test. I was wondering if anyone on here has experience of taking this test? Will it be accepted by USCIS? I don't want to get a RFE so at a loss what to do...

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Following for answers. 
 

 

The form is frustrating enough but having to prove you’re a native English speaker should be enough with your passport! I plan on writing a letter and signing it. I have no proof of anything from school, only university.


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If I were a citizen from England or from countries that speak English, I will just put “English is mother tongue (England / UK citizen)” in the box.

If you want to put extra proofs, just provide copy of UK Passport / Unofficial University transcript.

Pretty sure it will not affect your application. Be creative, but truthful... most adjudication officers are only human, they can read and understand basic logic if you provide enough proof / explaination ! :)

Edited by Mecer

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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36 minutes ago, Mecer said:

If I were a citizen from England or from countries that speak English, I will just put “English is mother tongue (England / UK citizen)” in the box.

If you want to put extra proofs, just provide copy of UK Passport / Unofficial University transcript.

Pretty sure it will not affect your application. Be creative, but truthful... most adjudication officers are only human, they can read and understand basic logic if you provide enough proof / explaination ! :)

According to the i-944 instruction, it's required to provide a proof even if you're a native English speaker.

 

"Native English speakers, or other language if applicable, must provide documentation of language proficiency including language certifications. Evidence of language certification may include high school diplomas and college degrees showing that the native language was studied for credit. "

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: France
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What did you end up doing? That english proficiency part of the i-944 is very frustrating, there are no documents mentioning english studies on my college degree or pHD although it would seem pretty obvious to me I had to study english to graduate!

 

I looked at the TOEFL and tried taking an evaluation test: it is very specific and tricky questions, it seems pretty excessive for just an immigration purpose regardless of the fact that it is adding another $200 to the immigration bill. 

 

Really don't know if it's worth it, I'm a bit despaired here.

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