Want to live, work or study in the UK? IELTS is the leading test of English for UK Visas and Immigration purposes.

IELTS is approved by the UK Government for your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application. It is accepted as proof of your English language ability by Universities, colleges and business organisations. Whatever your plans for life in the UK, IELTS is the test you need.

What is 'IELTS for UKVI'?

UK Government rules stipulate that only particular qualifications are accepted as proof of language ability for settlement and citizenship applications 

IELTS is an approved Secure English Language Test.

IELTS test results may therefore be used to support a Visa application subject to certain rules and conditions.

What test do I need?

You can take IELTS or our new test called 'IELTS Life Skills' depending upon your circumstances.

The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both your visa requirements and/or the requirements of the institution where you plan to study or work.

Our guide can help you determine which IELTS for UKVI test is right for you.

How do I register?

You may need to take your IELTS test at a centre which has been specifically authorised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

IELTS has many locations accredited for testing for UKVI purposes, including 10 locations in the UK.

You can book your test via our online registration system.

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