List of English speaking countries in the world

The UK government classifies the following overseas countries as majority native English speaking:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada*
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

No other country may be considered as being ‘majority English speaking’ for visa purposes.

*Applicants presenting Canadian degrees or postgraduate diplomas will not normally need to provide other evidence of English language ability so long as they supply sufficient proof from the institution that the degree was taught and examined in English.

CountryCapitalContinent
Antigua and BarbudaSt. John’sAmerica
AustraliaCanberraOceania
BahamasNassauAmerica
BarbadosBridgetownAmerica
BelizeBelmopanAmerica
BotswanaGaboroneAfrica
CameroonYaoundéAfrica
CanadaOttawaAmerica
DominicaRoseauAmerica
EritreaAsmaraAfrica
FijiSuvaOceania
GambiaBanjulAfrica
GhanaAccraAfrica
GrenadaSt. George’sAmerica
GuyanaGeorgetownAmerica
IndiaNew DelhiAsia
IrelandDublinEurope
JamaicaKingstonAmerica
KenyaNairobiAfrica
KiribatiTarawaOceania
LesothoMaseruAfrica
LiberiaMonroviaAfrica
MalawiLilongweAfrica
MaltaVallettaEurope
Marshall IslandsMajuroOceania
MicronesiaPalikirOceania
NamibiaWindhoekAfrica
NauruYarenOceania
New ZealandWellingtonOceania
NigeriaAbujaAfrica
PakistanIslamabadAsia
PalauMelekeokOceania
Papua New GuineaPort MoresbyOceania
PhilippinesManilaAsia
RwandaKigaliAfrica
Saint Kitts and NevisBasseterreAmerica
Saint LuciaCastriesAmerica
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesKingstownAmerica
SamoaApiaOceania
SeychellesVictoriaAfrica
Sierra LeoneFreetownAfrica
SingaporeSingaporeAsia
Solomon IslandsHoniaraOceania
South AfricaPretoriaAfrica
South SudanJubaAfrica
SudanKhartoumAfrica
SwazilandMbabaneAfrica
TongaNukualofaOceania
Trinidad and TobagoPort of SpainAmerica
TuvaluFunafutiOceania
UgandaKampalaAfrica
United KingdomLondonEurope
United StatesWashington D.C.America
VanuatuPort VilaOceania
ZambiaLusakaAfrica
ZimbabweHarareAfrica
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