Important notice

Please note that there are websites pretending to be British Council IELTS registration sites. They are not associated with us and we are not responsible for the content on those sites.

Before you enter any personal details, please make sure that you are using our secure online registration system (https://ieltsukvisas.britishcouncil.org/) and check that “British Council” is spelt correctly.

 

Do you need to prove your English language level for a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application?

IELTS is on the UKVI list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT). If you need an IELTS test result as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), you will need to take your test at a specific test location authorised by UKVI.

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

Please note: If you are applying for a Tier 4 student visa to a Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS), please check the official Register of Sponsors before you apply.

IELTS Academic for UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration in the UK. The test involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
A limited number of places are available at the British Council for IELTS for UKVI (Academic) delivered on computer at the test location in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. More information about IELTS for UKVI (Academic) delivered on computer.

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IELTS General Training for UK Visas and Immigration

This test is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK and for those wishing to train or study below degree level. The test involves: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

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IELTS Life Skills A1

This test is for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Family, Spouse or Partner visa.

  • The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening

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IELTS Life Skills B1

This test is for those who need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for citizenship/settlement visa.

  • The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and is the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening

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Results

The results for IELTS UK Visas and Immigration are normally available within 13 days of your Test and for IELTS Life Skills within 7 days of your test.

Results for UKVI and Life Skills exams are not made available online and only the TRF (Test result form) is sent to the postal address provided at the time of registration.

If this is not what you are looking for, please visit our pages about IELTS for all other purposes.