Yes meeting the English language requirement is a key requirement in the UK civil partner visa category. To meet this requirement, you must either be from a majority English speaking country or must have had a degree taught in English from a UK higher education institution. There are however few exceptions to this:-
- You will not need to meet the English language requirement if you are 65 or more as at the time of the application.
- You suffer from a physical or mental illness that limits your ability to meet the requirement
- You are not able to meet the requirement as a result of exceptional circumstance.