here is a specific IELTS test for UK visas and immigration (UKVI). If you are looking to work, study or live in the UK then you may need to take this test.

What is IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (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.   

Which test format should I take?

If you are a student, please check with your university / college / school which test you need before booking.

If you are applying for a Student Visa (Tier 4) at a higher education institution to enter directly onto a bachelor or postgraduate degree at a university that is a Tier 4 Sponsor, you must meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS Academic results This means you may not need to take an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test but can submit an IELTS Academic result.

If you are NOT a student, please check which test format you need with the organisations you are applying to before booking the test. 

We offer IELTS for UKVI in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Test type Fee Book

IELTS Academic and General Training - paper-based test

USD 240

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IELTS Academic and General Training - computer-delivered test

USD 240

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IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training)

USD 270

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IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)

USD 200

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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 paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI when you book your test.

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