SET16 - Knowledge of language and life in the UK (KOL provision)
This is internal guidance for use by entry clearance staff on the handling of settlement in the United Kingdom (UK) visa applications made outside the UK. It is a live document under constant review and is for information only.
SET16.1 What is the Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK (KOL) provision?
Immigration Rules paragraphs 33b - 33f.
For information about the KOL requirement:
Where an applicant has satisfied all of the requirements for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE), except the KOL requirement, they should be granted 27 months Leave to Enter (LTE). During this time they can, at any point, satisfy the KOL requirement in the UK and apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).