FAQs - IELTS for UKVI

Can I use any IELTS test result for UK visa application?

These changes are effective from 6 April 2015.

To assist with the transition, the UK government has announced they will accept results from all IELTS tests taken before 22 April. This means that you can submit your past IELTS results to UKVI if:

  • your visa application requires you to supply results from a Secure English Language Test, and
  • your IELTS test date was before 22 April 2015, and
  • your IELTS test was taken at any of the 1,000 IELTS test locations around the world, and
  • you submit your application to UKVI before 5 November 2015.

From 23 April, you will require results from an "IELTS for UKVI" test from one of the UKVI authorized test centres. You can take your IELTS for UKVI test at this test centre.