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    Find out which UKVI score you will need for the visa

    You are tested by the IELTS simply simply take – and the rating you may need – depends on both your visa needs and/or the needs regarding the organization where you want to learn or work.

    Which IELTS test do i want?

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    (Available only within the UK.)

    Indefinite keep to keep (to be in) or citizenship

    Visa description Minimum CEFR level required abilities IELTS test and minimum ratings needed
    Tier 1 (basic visa) C1 Listening, Reading, Writing and talking IELTS for UKVI7.0 general, plus in each one of the four skills
    Tier 1 (excellent skill visa) B1 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS for UKVI4.0 general, as well as in all the four skills
    Tier 1 (business owner visa) B1 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS for UKVI4.0 general, as well as in all the four skills
    Tier 1 (Graduate business owner visa) B1 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS for UKVI4.0 general, as well as in all the four abilities
    Tier 2 (basic visa) – generally in most cases B1 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS for brightbrides.net UKVI4.0 overall, plus in all the four skills
    Tier 2 (Sportsperson visa) A1 talking and paying attention IELTS lifestyle Skills A1 – PassIELTS for UKVI – 4.0 in talking and paying attention
    Tier 2 (Minister of faith visa) B2 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS for UKVI5.5 general, as well as in all the four skills
    Tier 4 (General pupil visa) – below degree degree and pre-sessional courses B1 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS for UKVI4.0 general, plus in all the four skills
    Tier 4 (General student visa) – degree level and above B2 Listening, Reading, composing and talking IELTS/IELTS for UKVI5.5 general, plus in all the four abilities
    A1 Speaking and Listening IELTS Life Skills A1 – PassIELTS for UKVI – 4.0 in talking and paying attention
    Talking and IELTS that are listening Skills A2 – PassIELTS for UKVI – 4.0 in Talking and Listening
    B1 talking and paying attention IELTS lifestyle Skills B1 – PassIELTS for UKVI – 4.0 in talking and Listening

    Take note that both General and Academic Training modules are accepted. The CEFR requirement of each ability should be met.

    IELTS for UKVI can be utilized where IELTS Life Skills is employed; test takers will have to get 4.0 or above in talking and paying attention (scores for Reading and composing is likely to be ignored).

    You must meet the English language level set by the institution if you are applying for a Tier 4 Student Visa at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) to enter directly onto a bachelor or postgraduate degree at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor.

    To learn you need to achieve, please use the visa checking service supplied by the UK Home Office whether you need to take IELTS for UKVI, and what level.