IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

Live and work in the UK! Take IELTS for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) to prove your English ability. This IELTS test helps you to get your UK visa.

Exam Information

What is IELTS for UKVI?

You can take IELTS for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) Academic, IELTS for UKVI General Training test, or IELTS Life Skills test.

Test Purpose
IELTS for UKVI (Academic) IELTS for UKVI (Academic) is intended for people desiring to study at the undergraduate or postgraduate levels, as well as those seeking professional registration in the United Kingdom. IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic) is also available computer in certain locations.
IELTS for UKVI (General Training) IELTS for UKVI (General Training) is for persons who want to relocate to the UK or train or study at a lower level than a bachelor's degree.
IELTS Life Skills A1 This test is intended for those who need to demonstrate their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Sportsperson (T2), Representative of an Overseas Business, or Family (Spouse/partner; Fiancé, fiancée, or proposed civil partner; Parent of a dependent) visas.
IELTS Life Skills A2 This exam is for those who need to demonstrate their English Speaking and Listening abilities as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for a Family visa extension (spouse/partner or parent of a dependent). (This exam is only offered in the United Kingdom.)
IELTS Life Skills B1 This exam is designed for people who need to demonstrate their English Speaking and Listening abilities as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Citizenship or Settlement (commonly known as indefinite leave to remain) visas.

Who takes IELTS for UKVI?

IELTS for UKVI tests are aimed at all candidates who want to proceed with visa applications to the UK.

Please pay attention and check which test you need with the UK organisations you are applying to. As all British universities and colleges accept IELTS Academic results. This means you may not need to take an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test but can submit an IELTS Academic result.

Why to take UKVI tests?

IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills are Secure English language tests (SELT). These English exams are approved by the UK Home Office for visa applications to the UK.

Format of the exam

The format of the exam is the same of standard IELTS (IELTS Academic and General Training). The main difference in terms of format of the exam between standard IELTS and IELTS for UKVI, is that the UKVI version is video recorded.

Check more detailed info about formats of IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

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