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IELTS, the international English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication.

It is recognised and accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

Are you applying for IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)?

YES

Only authorised test centres can offer IELTS for UKVI. Choose from the list of authorised British Council test centres around the world. To register for IELTS for UKVI visit ieltsukvisas.britishcouncil.org.

NO

Choose from one of the British Council’s IELTS test centres in over 100 countries. To register for IELTS visit ielts.britishcouncil.org.

Disclaimer It is the responsibility of the test taker to register for the right type of test. If you are applying for IELTS for UKVI, you must register at one of the authorised British Council’s IELTS test centre for UKVI. The test centre cannot be held responsible for an incorrect selection.

To find out whether you need to take an approved test, and what level you need to achieve, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website for more information.

IELTS for UKVI

IELTS for UKVI Academic

Suitable for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 UK Visas and Immigration applications

IELTS for UKVI Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration in the UK.

When applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at most UK universities and colleges, different arrangements may apply – you should contact the institution you wish to apply to for more information

Components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

IELTS for UKVI General Training

Suitable for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 UK Visas and Immigration applications

IELTS for UKVI General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK and for those wishing to train or study below degree level.

Components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

IELTS Life Skills A1

A1 on the CEFR / ESOL Entry 1 on NQF

IELTS Life Skills A1 is for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level A1 as part of their application to UKVI for Family, Spouse or Partner visa.

Components: Speaking and Listening

IELTS Life Skills B1

B1 on the CEFR / ESOL Entry 3 on the NQF

IELTS life Skills B1 is for people who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level B1 as part of their application to UKVI for citizenship/settlement.

Components: Speaking and Listening

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IELTS Academic

IELTS Academic is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels and for those seeking to join a professional organisation in an English speaking country.

Components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

IELTS General Training

IELTS General Training is for test takers wishing to migrate to the English speaking Countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand and for those wishing to train or study below degree level.

Components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

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