Do you need to prove your English language level for a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application?

IELTS is on the UKVI list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT). If you need an IELTS test result as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), you will need to take your test at a specific test location authorised by UKVI.

Please note: If you are applying for a Tier 4 student visa for studying at degree level or above at a Higher Education Institution, you should check the English language requirement of your chosen institution, as most institutions do not require a SELT for this purpose, and you can register for IELTS here.

IELTS Academic for UK Visas and Immigration

If you want to study in the UK below degree level or if you need a SELT test for a direct application to UK Visas and Immigration, then this is the test for you. It involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. 

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IELTS General Training for UK Visas and Immigration

If you want to migrate to the UK or would like to train or study below degree level or if you want to apply directly to UK Visas and Immigration, then you should choose this test. It involves Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. 

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IELTS Life Skills A1

If you need to prove their English speaking and listening skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for Family, Spouse or Partner visa, IELTS Life Skills A1 is the right test for you.

  • The A1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the equivalent to ESOL Entry 1 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • The test involves Speaking and Listening

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IELTS Life Skills B1

If you’re applying for a citizenship/settlement visa to UK Visas and Immigration, then this is the right test to prove your English speaking and listening skills. 

    • The B1 level is within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and is the equivalent to ESOL Entry 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).
    • The test involves Speaking and Listening

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‘’For extra preparation advice, you can check out TakeIELTS ; and for more information about the test please go to IELTS.org .’’

Test Dates and Fees

Please note: If you are applying for a Tier 4 student visa for studying at degree level or above at a Higher Education Institution, you should check the English language requirement of your chosen institution, as most institutions do not require a SELT for this purpose, and you can register for IELTS here.

Test Fees:

IELTS for UKVI 29000 DZD
IELTS life Skills 21750 DZD

Available dates

Please download Exams Calendar for 2018 here.

SPEAKING UP POLICY AND COMPLAINTS

If the candidates have a complaint, they need to raise it with the test day supervisor immediately after the exam. Any complaints raised after that will not be considered. If candidates spot any malpractice during the test, they should report it immediately after the test following the instructions in the documents below: Whistleblowing policyCode of conduct, Notices to Candidates                                                                                             

Contact us

If you have any questions about applying for a test or require any further information, please contact British Council Algiers at studyintheuk@britishcouncil.org or call +213 021 48 20 90 directly.