IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration

On 20 February 2015, the UK government announced important changes to Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes.

If you make a visa application to stay in or move to the UK, you need to be aware of changes made by United Kingdom Visas & Immigration (UKVI).

What are the changes?

If you are going to or staying in the UK, there is an IELTS test for you.

In addition to the IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic tests, which you may already know of, a new test called IELTS Life Skills is available.

IELTS Life Skills test is for candidates who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at levels A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This is a single test covering speaking and listening skills.

For more information on the UK Visas and Immigration, please visit Guidance on applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests.

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