The term ‘IELTS UKVI’ is more commonly used by the UK Embassy authorities. UKVI here stands for UK Visas and Immigration. It is necessary to prove your English language proficiency while seeking UK Visa for studies, job, or immigration purposes.
IELTS Life Skills
IELTS Life Skills is none other than an English examination conducted for non-native English applicants required as a part of an immigration application or VISA for the UK.
PTE Academic UKVI
The PTE Academic UKVI is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) which has received approval from the UK Home Office for all UK Visas that need a 4 skill language test. This test is a fast, fair, and convenient choice among the candidates who plan to work, study, or live in the UK. There will be no difference in the content or format of the PTE Academic UKVI exam as compared to the PTE Academic exam, just a few small differences in the registration process are there.
Frequently Asked Questions
The content, format, level of difficulty, and score for IELTS for UKVI have not changed. It just follows additional security processes to confirm the test taker’s legitimacy. Additionally, your Test Report Form (TRF) may change slightly from the standard IELTS one.
IELTS for UKVI costs INR 15,100, while Life Skills costs INR 13, 940.
You can take the IELTS for UKVI and Life Skills test as many times as you like; but, if you pass the Life Skills test once, you won’t be allowed to retake it at the same level for two years.
Within seven (7) days after your test, you should get your results.
If you’re seeking a visa as a “family of a settled person,” choose IELTS Life Skills A1. Choose IELTS Life Skills B1 if you want to apply for an “indefinite leave to remain or citizenship” visa.