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.

If you have already registered to IELTS please follow this link to find out venue and time details of your IELTS test

Important notes:

1- 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 1,850 TL and the new fee for IELTS Life Skills is 1,400 TL. 

2- 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

3- 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.

4- 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.

Warning

We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.

To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website. 

Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly. 

If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test.

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
05/07/2018 28/06/2018 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 11/07/2018
08/07/2018 01/07/2018 Adana 11/07/2018
26/07/2018 19/07/2018 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 01/08/2018
29/07/2018 22/07/2018 Antalya 01/08/2018
09/08/2018 02/08/2018 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 15/08/2018
06/09/2018 30/08/2018 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 12/09/2018
09/09/2018 02/09/2018 Adana 12/09/2018
20/09/2018 13/09/2018 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 26/09/2018

 

UKVI IELTS
Test Dates Registration Deadline Cities Result Dates
07/07/2018 30/06/2018 Istanbul, Ankara 20/07/2018
19/07/2018 12/07/2018 İstanbul 01/08/2018
21/07/2018 14/07/2018 Antalya, Izmir 03/08/2018
28/07/2018 21/07/2018 Adana 10/08/2018
02/08/2018 26/07/2018 Istanbul, Ankara 15/08/2018
18/08/2018 11/08/2018 Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir 31/08/2018
25/08/2018 18/08/2018 Adana 07/09/2018
08/09/2018 01/09/2018 Istanbul, Ankara 21/09/2018
13/09/2018 06/09/2018 Izmir 26/09/2018
15/09/2018 08/09/2018 Antalya 28/09/2018

 

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