From April 6 2015 IELTS and Trinity College London will be the only approved secured english language test (SELT) for all UK visa’s including Tier 4 UK student visa.
Home office’s requirements to be approved SELT for UK visa’s is very extensive for other SELT providers such as PTE, City & Guilds, ESOL. Home office want more depth of these secure tests information from the English language test providers. One of the Pearson PTE officials said ”Home office want more depth information of english language test systems and there are small number of conditions which we are unable to agree.”
In our previous news we had a link for the complete UKVI approved English language test partner’s
IELTS launching a new test only for the settlement visa called IELTS Life Skills starting from April 2015. It could be alternatives of A1 or B1 level English for the settlement visa.
To keep the smooth transition Home Office will accept all current approved SELT until November this year only who has taken test on or before April 5, 2015.
To get a new approved SELT providers please click here. Comments below if you have any questions.