START YOUR IELTS UKVI PREPARATION TODAY​

WHAT IS IELTS UKVI (UK Visa)?

IELTS FOR UKVI is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) approved by the UK government. IELTS UKVI is specially designed for Visa and Immigration purposes for aspirants wishing to study, work or move to the UK. Predominantly, there is no difference between IELTS and IELTS UKVI considering format, scoring, content, and level of difficulty but candidates attempting IELTS UKVI will receive a slightly different Test Report Form (TRF). IELTS UKVI follows certain protocols to ensure the aspirant’s legitimacy. It must be noted that for students wanting to pursue a degree or higher at higher education institutions (HEIs) or applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa, the applicant needs to meet the language requirement set by their HEI. Other applicants might find the following table resourceful.

*CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference

 

Visa description

Required CEFR* 

SKILLS TESTED

IELTS TEST TYPE AND MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED

Tier 1 (General) visa

C1

Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

IELTS for UKVI – 7.0 overall, and in each of the four skills

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 t

he 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

IELTS UK Visa is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) approved by the UK government. IELTS UK Visa is specially designed for Visa and Immigration purposes for aspirants wishing to study, work or move to the UK. Predominantly, there is no difference between IELTS and IELTS UK Visa considering format, scoring, content, and level of difficulty as far as UK visa IELTS requirement is concerned. Nevertheless, candidates attempting IELTS in UK Visa circumstances will receive a slightly different Test Report Form (TRF). IELTS UKVI follows certain protocols to ensure the aspirant’s legitimacy. It must be noted that for students wanting to pursue a degree or higher at higher education institutions (HEIs) or applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa, the applicant needs to meet the language requirement set by their HEI. Other applicants might find the following table resourceful.