The UK government has announced important changes to language testing for visa applications, reducing the number of tests accepted for visa purposes and bringing in new requirements for the way the tests will be administered.

IELTS UKVI is ideal tests for UK Visas and Immigration purposes. It is designed to ensure that candidates have the skills they need for success in an English Speaking environment, and that they can use the language effectively in a wide range of different contexts.

IELTS tests for UK Visas and Immigration are managed by the IELTS SELT Consortium, which comprises British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Who will take the IELTS UKVI?

If you need to prove your English language level for a UK visa application, you may need to take your IELTS test at a centre which has been specifically authorized by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

IELTS will have over 100 locations accredited for testing for UKVI purposes.


The actual test taken is the same, both Academic and General will still be offered. IELTS will have the same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, and scoring. However, the test must be taken under conditions specified by UK Visas and Immigration:

  • IELTS for Visas & Immigration can only be taken at a UKVI/British Council authorised IELTS centres.
  • The IELTS test for UK visa purposes is designed to meet certain administrative requirements that are specified by UKVI, therefore, test report forms will be slightly different, to show that test takers have taken the test at an IELTS UK visa session.
  • IELTS Test fee is PHP 10,270 while IELTS UKVI Test Fee is PHP 13,885.

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