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IELTS for emigration

Governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom use IELTS to process immigration applications.

Want to live, work or study in the UK?

IELTS is approved by the UK Government for your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application. Click on the link below if you have been informed that you must take IELTS test for UK Visa and Immigration purposes.

Which version of IELTS do I need?
Which version of IELTS do I need?

There are two versions of the test – IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Make sure you know which one you need before you book your test.

IELTS scores for emigration
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An IELTS score is often required by the immigration authorities of English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. Check the score you need for the country you wish to move to.

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Get 30 hours of free online preparation material when you book online

IELTS tests are available up to once a week in over 120 countries. Book online with the British Council and get 30 hours of online preparation materials free of charge.

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Find out about IELTS courses and resources, what to expect on your test day, sample tests and answers, and take tips from other candidates.