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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular English language proficiency test, which is meant for people who wish to attain a professional or academic career globally. It comprises both General and Academic Training.

If you want to study, work or move to the UK, You should pass the IELTS test for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) purposes known as IELTS for UKVI. This procedure applies to people who are coming from a non-English speaking country. Academies, colleges, universities and other professional bodies will accept IELTS for UKVI score only. Regular IELTS won't be considered.

There will be no difference in the format, content or level of difficulty and scoring. IELTS for UKVI takes additional safety protocols to assure the authenticity and legitimacy of the test conducting organisation. The Test Report Form (TRF) will look a slight difference from the regular IELTS.

Visa description Minimum CEFR level required Skills IELTS test and minimum score required overall and in each skill
Tier 1 (General) visa C1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI – 7.0 overall, and in each of the four ski
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa B1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI – 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa B1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI – 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa B1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI – 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 2 (General) visa - in most cases B1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI – 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa A1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS Life Skills at A1 – Pass IELTS for UKVI2 – 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa B2 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI - 5.5 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 4 (General) student visa - below degree level and pre-sessional courses B1 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS for UKVI - 4.0 overall, and in each of the four skills
Tier 4 (General) student visa - degree level and above B2 Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening IELTS/IELTS for UKVI3 – 5.5 overall, and in each of the four skills
Family route
  • Spouse/partner
  • Parent of a dependant
A1 Speaking and Listening IELTS Life Skills at A1 – Pass IELTS for UKVI2 – 4.0 in Speaking and Listening
Family route (extension)
  • Spouse/partner
  • Parent of a dependant