TOEFL & TOEIC test suspended for UK visa

UK Home office earlier this week suspended any ETS recognized English test TOEFL & TOEIC as approved English language qualification for overseas students and immigrants in UK.

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Very recently BBC Panorama revealed how UK colleges fraud with English language testing system. It was kind of a proxy based exam system. Main candidate sit Down and another unknown person do their exam. They found TOEIC has been easiest approved English test to pass even if you don’t know any English with spending a little money.

Tier 4 students concern: As TOEIC sudden suspension from the approved English test of UKBA, many Tier 4 student in a big trouble with their English test. UKBA sending letter to all students who have pending application with TOEIC certificate to arrange a new English test. Until student achieve another English test result their application will be held.

All TOEIC English test result has been suspended. No matter when you did the exam or how. It’s no more approved partner of UK home office. So all tier 4 students should note it’s no longer a valid certificate for you as proof of efficiency in English. You have to sit for new English test.

Few UK home office approved English language test provider:

2. Pearson Test (PTE)
3. City & guilds
4. Cambridge esol

What next if you already have a TOEIC or TOEFL Test Score?

If you already have a Test result from TOEFL or TOEIC CERF B2 or B1 level and your visa is running out soon. In that case apply with your existing test score, do not let your immigration status overstayed while you sit for another English Test. The best action would be to apply before your current expire leaves with your existing TOEIC or TOEFL test score.

Your extension application will not be processed until either you provide evidence of your qualification from one of the other five providers, or the Home Office concludes its investigation into ETS (which will probably take some time).

Should you required any further advise please drop me a email info@thelondonstudy.com  with your contact mobile number. Thanks.

This is SM Nazir Hossain and I'm blogging about Studying in UK alongside my study when I get spare time. I'm passionate about digital marketing and I love to watch cricket, football, cinema. Desired profession Digital Marketing expert. Follow me in twitter @Twitter

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6 comments… add one
  • amna
    May 2, 2014, 3:34 pm Reply

    plzz can you tell me that city and giulds is valid for spouse visa???

    • navin kumar kormocha
      July 28, 2014, 1:03 am Reply


  • adnan
    June 29, 2014, 11:53 pm Reply

    I would like to know abt city and guild is suspended or not. I got visa before 4 month. 25june 2014…

  • MD aminul Islam.
    September 26, 2014, 8:26 pm Reply

    Hi,I attended toec test in May 2013,and I used to get visa in June 2013. My visa expired in November 2013.I went back to my country,That time I was waiting for my Bsc result,after getting my graduation certificate I applied for student visa from back home in june 2014.Now MBA 1 semester finished,few days ago I have got email from University that,I have been excluded and UKVI informed them that my TOEC test is invalid,they have to withdraw my course. But I didnt use it to get this visa. University advised me to return back home within 60 days. So what should I do now?

  • Malik
    March 14, 2016, 12:42 pm Reply

    I applied a spouse visa in 04/07/2012 for my wife with English test TOIEC now we our further extension is due in May 2016 can I still use that certificate for getting extension
    I need the assistance

    • admin
      April 2, 2016, 12:18 pm Reply

      No. TOEIC is not approved English Test for any UK visa’s.

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