IELTS for UK Visas & Immigration

IELTS for UKVI is the Secure English Language Test (SELT) you need to work, live or study in the UK.

IELTS for UKVI is an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa applications to the UK.

If you need an IELTS test result as a 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.

Before you book your test, we strongly recommend that you check with the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on the test that you will be required to submit for your application.

For more information on the UK Visas and Immigration, please visit Guidance on applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests.


What are the different IELTS for UKVI tests you can take?


Test typeWho needs to take it
IELTS Academic- Applicable for test takers who want to study at Undergraduate or Post-graduate levels in UK
- Applicable for test takers who seek professional registration in UK
IELTS General Training- Applicable for test takers willing to migrate to the UK under certain visa categories
- Applicable for test takers who want to train or study below degree level
IELTS Life Skills A1Applicable for test takers who want to apply for ‘family of settled person’ visas.
IELTS Life Skills B1Applicable for test takers who want to apply for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship


What’s the difference between IELTS and IELTS for UKVI?

The IELTS for UKVI tests are taken at a UKVI approved test centre and must meet the administrative requirements outlined by the UK Home Office.

To show that the test was taken in a UKVI approved test centre, the Test Report Form (TRF) will look slightly different. Nevertheless, the test format of IELTS for UKVI is the same as the other IELTS tests: content, format, scoring and level of difficulty.


How much is the test fee?

The test fee is ₦285,500 only and is payable to:

Bank name: Zenith Bank
Account name: IDP Education Services Nigeria Limited
Account number: 1219329003


Please note that if you need an IELTS test for UK visa applications, you can only take it at a UKVI approved IELTS test centre.

To register, visit the test date page.

To take IELTS for UKVI on a computer, please do so here.

  • Nigeria’s most popular English-language test for work, study, and migration.
  • IELTS is recognised by over 10,000 organizations in 140 countries worldwide.
  • Speaking test administered face to face in a private, quiet room with one examiner.