London bridge

Warning

We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.

To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website.

Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly.

If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test.

.............................................

You can use the table below as a guide:

Visa description CEFR level required Skills IELTS UKVI test and score required
Tier 1 (General) visa C1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

7.0 overall, and for each of the four skills. 

Register now.

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa B1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

4.0 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa B1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

4.0 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa

B1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

4.0 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 2 (General) visa B1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

4.0 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa A1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

4.0 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa

B2 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

5.5 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 4 (General) student visa - below degree level 

*only when required

B1 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

4.0 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Tier 4 (General) student visa - degree level and above 

*only when required

B2 Reading, Writing Speaking and Listening

5.5 overall, and for each of the four skills.

Register now.

Family, Spouse or Partner visa A1 Speaking and Listening

Life Skills at A1-Pass.

Register now.

Citizenship / Settlement visa

B1 Speaking and Listening

Life Skills at B1-Pass.

Register now.

Please note: Those who are applying for a Tier 4 student visa to a Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) to study a bachelor or postgraduate degree are required to meet the English language level set by the institution. All British universities and colleges accept IELTS results. This means you can apply with an IELTS result from any of the 1,000 IELTS test locations worldwide unless your institution has additional requirements. Please check with the official Register of Sponsors from the Home Office.

External links