IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration

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Since 6th April 2015 the English language tests accepted for UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) purposes changed. There are now 3 different types of IELTS test you can apply for:

• IELTS
• IELTS for UKVI
• IELTS Life Skills

If you need to take an IELTS as part of your UKVI application it is likely that you will need to take either IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills (there may be exceptions to this rule if you are applying for a tier 4 student visa). It is your responsibility to find out which test the UKVI require you to take.

The British Council run IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills at our Anglia Ruskin campus in Chelmsford. To register for one of these tests please visit the British Council website.

Please note: the British council do not have an office in Chelmsford, all queries will need to be made via the contact details below.

British Council contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)161 957 7755 
Email: general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org