What is IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)?

If you are looking to work or study in UK, you may need to apply for a UK Visa and demonstrate that you have met the required level of English by taking a Home Office approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), such as IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) or IELTS Life Skills.

Is there a difference in test format between IELTS and IELTS for UKVI?

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI are the same in terms of format, content, scoring and level of difficulty. However, the Test Report Form which contains your results is slightly different to show that you have taken the test at an official IELTS for UKVI location, which is approved by the UK Home Office. 

We offer IELTS for UKVI in Budapest in Hungary

Test Description Fee
IELTS for UKVI (Academic) Take this test if the university or organisation you are applying to has requested that you take the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test. 75,800 Ft
IELTS for UKVI (General Training) Take this test if you want to migrate to the UK or want to train or study below degree level. 75,800 Ft
IELTS Life Skills A1 * Take this test if you need to prove your English Speaking and Listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for 'family of a settled person' visas. 67,400 Ft
IELTS Life Skills B1 * Take this test if you need to prove your English Speaking and Listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship. 67,400 Ft

*IELTS Life Skills tests (A1 and B1 level) are offered as an on-demand service. If you need to take this test, please submit your request here.

What does the fee include? Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive preparation materials, free practice tests and much more. 

Taking IELTS for UKVI with the British Council

IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) tests and IELTS Life Skills are taken at a UKVI approved test centre. British Council has UKVI approved venues across the world. You can choose between IELTS for UKVI on paper or on computer when you book your test**.

**In Hungary IELTS for UKVI is only available on computer at this time. The paper-based format is only available for test takers with special arrangements. 

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