UKVI approved only English language test will be IELTS and Trinity

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.”

Approved Secured English Language Test (SELT)

In our previous news we had a link for the complete UKVI approved English language test partner’s

 but as time goes it’s changed down to only two approved SELT providers for UK Visa’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.

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  • Junaiad
    February 28, 2015, 12:16 am Reply

    Dear Sir

    My visa expiring on May and I have City & Guilds B2. My question is can’t I use City & Guilds for the visa extension as you said who has done English on or before april they can still use this City & Guilds until november.. please confirm me I’m tensed. thanks.

    • admin
      March 1, 2015, 5:29 pm Reply

      Dear Junaiad

      Thanks for your comments. Yes you are right. Student who have done City & Guilds or ESOL or any other SELT on or before April they will be able to use their test result until November 2015 for any UK visa’s but not after that. And from april there will be no other English test except IELTS & Trinity College London. This 2 only approved Home office SELT from April 2015.

  • Abrar Alam
    April 7, 2015, 2:44 pm Reply

    I applied for tier 4 General study visa and have been called for an interview

    May i know the reasons for which i have been called for an interview because generally student visa does not require an interview as we got sponsors from the institutes of UK

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