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                                   IELTS UKVI

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

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

What are the differences between the IELTS test format and the IELTS UKVI?

The IELTS International English Language Test and the IELTS UKVI test have the same format, content, scoring and level of difficulty. However, the transcripts containing your results will be slightly different in order to prove that you have taken the test at an official IELTS UKVI test centre approved by the UK Home Office. 

Which test format should I choose?

If you are a student, check with your university or college which type of international English language test you need before you register.

We offer the IELTS UKVI international English language test in Lima, Peru.

Exam Description Price*
IELTS for UKVI (Academic)  Take this test if the university or organization you are applying to has requested that you take the IELTS test for UKVI. PEN 863.00
IELTS for UKVI (General Training)  Take this test if you wish to migrate to the UK or wish to train or study at a pre-university level. PEN 863.00

IELTS Life Skills A1

Take this test if you need to test your English speaking skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration as a family member of a resident. 

PEN 654.00

IELTS Life Skills B1

Take this test if you need to test your English language skills as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for permanent residence or citizenship.

PEN 654.00

*Important Notice: At the time of payment, it is important to keep in mind that your bank may adjust the final amount due to exchange rates, interbank fees, among others. 

All test formats are face-to-face. Our IELTS price includes access to the exclusive IELTS Ready Premium, as well as IELTS preparation materials, including mocks, mobile apps, expert advice, blog and much more. Find out more reasons to take your IELTS test with the British Council.

You can also take IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) One Skill Retake on computer. Find out more about IELTS One Skill Retake. 

Take the IELTS UKVI international English language test with the British Council

The IELTS UKVI (Academic and General Training) and IELTS Life Skills exams are taken at an official center authorized by the UK Home Office for this type of English language test. The British Council has approved locations for IELTS UKVI and IELTS Life Skills all over the world. In Peru, you can take your IELTS UKVI and IELTS Life Skills international English exams directly at our official IELTS center in Lima.

When you register, you will take your IELTS UKVI exam on computer. 

Register to take your IELTS UKVI international English exam with the British Council and receive:

  • Free access to our new IELTS preparation materials for UKVI, including GEL IELTS Prep, which includes personalized, intelligent support that works with you and your learning needs to help you achieve the score you need, and includes simulations and practical resources for all four skills.
  • Free access to the IELTS Ready Premium
  • Free access to our practice tests: Access free practice tests online at takeielts.org/prepare or order a copy of the IELTS practice book, which contains practice tests for IELTS Academic or General Training.
  • Free access to all our preparation materials: Our courses, apps, free practice tests and tips will help you familiarize yourself with the exam.
  • Your health is our priority: We have implemented all the biosecuriy protocols established by the government and health authorities in Peru so that you can feel at ease on the day of your test.
  • Convenient dates and location at  our official center in Lima, Peru.
  • Carefully selected venues: The British Council's 800 official IELTS test centers around the world have the modern facilities you expect and are conveniently located.
  • Five free Test Report Forms (TRF): Get up to five additional free copies of your Test Report Form to be sent directly to the institutions you need.
  • Professional and friendly staff: Our team is staffed with highly trained and experienced personnel to ensure that you will pass your test without any problems.

More information

IELTS UKVI Cancellation and rescheduling policy

The cancellation and rescheduling policy for the IELTS UKVI English test depends on when you apply and whether any exceptional circumstances apply.

Special requirements for IELTS test candidates

We are here to help if you have any accessibility needs that may affect your ability to take your IELTS test. Find out more about our wide range of support tools and the adjustments we can make to the test for you.

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