IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration

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.

Important notes:

1- From March 2016, some IELTS test takers for UK Visas and Immigration will be able to take their IELTS test on computer. A limited number of places will be available at the British Council for IELTS for UKVI (Academic) delivered on computer at a number of locations in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, UAE and UK. This option will then be gradually introduced in other locations during 2016-17. Please visit our website for more information

2- You can now register easily and make Online Payments using your Visa, Visa Electron or MasterCard debit/credit cards. If you choose to pay online please make sure your card is enabled for online payments and there are sufficient funds to cover the transaction. You should contact your bank for confirmation of your verification code before you begin. Also ensure you have your card details with you before starting the registration, as you will not be able to go back and pay online for the same date.

3- 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.

4- Fees for UKVI tests have been adjusted to ensure that they remain in line with the global fee requirements agreed with UKVI.  The fee for IELTS for UKVI is 1,083 TL and the fee for IELTS Life Skills is 796 TL now.  The new fees will come into effect on 12 August 2016 and all test registrations made on and from that date will be charged at the new rate. All registrations made on or before 12 August for IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills will be charged at the current fees.

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 Istanbul. 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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IELTS Life Skills A1 + B1
Test Dates Registration Deadline Cities Result Dates
12/01/2017 04/01/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 18/01/2017
02/02/2017 23/01/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 08/02/2017
16/02/2017 08/02/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 22/02/2017
19/02/2017 11/02/2017 Adana 22/02/2017
02/03/2017 22/02/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 08/03/2017
05/03/2017 25/02/2017 Antalya 08/03/2017
16/03/2017 08/03/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 22/03/2017
19/03/2017 11/03/2017 Adana 22/03/2017

 

UKVI IELTS
Test Dates Registration Deadline Cities Result Dates
07/01/2017 29/12/2016 Adana, Antalya 20/01/2017
12/01/2017* 04/01/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 25/01/2017
21/01/2017 13/01/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 03/02/2017
16/02/2017 08/02/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 01/03/2017
04/03/2017 24/02/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya 17/03/2017
18/03/2017* 10/03/2017 Izmir 31/03/2017
25/03/2017 17/03/2017 Istanbul, Ankara, Adana 07/04/2017

*Marked test dates are Academic only

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