Baltic Council for International Education Language Exams for UK Visa

Looking to work or study in the UK? Take IELTS if you are applying for a UK visa application to work or live in the UK!

IELTS for UKVI Academic and General Training and IELTS Life Skills are approved Secure English language tests (SELT) by the UK Home Office for visa applications to the UK.
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. Before booking your test, make sure to check which test you need with the organisations you are applying to.
The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both your visa requirements and/or the requirements of the institution where you plan to study or work.

IELTS for UKVI (Academic)
This test is for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration in the UK.
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic) is also available on computer.

IELTS for UKVI (General Training)
This test is for test takers wishing to migrate to the UK and for those wishing to train or study below degree level.

IELTS Life Skills A1
This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Sportsperson (T2), Representative of an Overseas Business, or Family (Spouse/partner; Fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner; Parent of a dependent) visas.

IELTS Life Skills A2
This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for extension to Family visas (Spouse/partner or Parent of a dependent). (This test is only available in the UK)

IELTS Life Skills B1
This test is for those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for Citizenship or Settlement (also known as indefinite leave to remain) visas.

From February 2022, IELTS for UKVI is available in Riga, at the Baltic Council for International Education IELTS test centre.