IELTS UKVI stands for International English Language Testing System UK Visa Immigration. It is a standardized test used to test English proficiency for non-native speakers travelling to the UK. This means that when you are travelling to the UK either to work or study, you are required to write an English test. IELTS is the most popular and most widely accepted among these said English tests. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English (CAE).

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Why Is IELTS UKVI Important?

IELTS is the world’s most popular English proficiency test, It is trusted by more than 11000 organizations globally. It is preferred by most institutions, employers, and government professional bodies for study and visa applications. It is developed by some of the world’s leading assessment experts and tests the full range of your English skills that are needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad.

How Does IELTS Work?

IELTS offers both Computer-based and paper-based tests. You have the option to either write the IELTS paper-based (with pencil) and objective or computer-based, but the exams are written on different days so the availability of the date has to be confirmed. The Exam is divided into four sections, The listening, reading, writing, and speaking test. 

  • Listening: a tape is played and you are expected to listen to the conversation and answer the questions thereafter. You should be careful in answering as you lose marks with incorrect spelling and grammar
  • Reading: comprehension/essay is given for you to study/read at a stipulated time limit and answer the questions that follow; you lose marks for incorrect spelling and grammar
  • Writing: you are given a task and expected to write 150 and 250 words respectively in response to the task given within a time limit. The length of words, grammar, composition, and content is checked. Also, you are not to use bullets or not note the write-up.
  • Speaking: it is a face-to-face interview between the test taker and an examiner (this is usually done on a separate day)

Choosing The Right Test.

There are different types of IELTS for different purposes. Generally IELTS there are two types of IELTS. IELTS Academics and IELTS General 

  • IELTS Academic: This IELTS is taken by students that want to go to any English-speaking country for studies.  
  • IELTS General: This type of IELTS is for people that wish to migrate or work in any English-speaking country. 

When you are going to the UK, you are to write the IELTS UK visa immigration (IELTS UKVI) instead of the standard IELTS used for other countries.

Which Country Accepts IELTS?

IELTS is the world’s most popular English proficiency test, It is accepted by all English-speaking countries that require an English proficiency test. It is the most widely accepted English proficiency test. IELTS UKVI is required for studying or working in the UK instead of the standard IELTS.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can, but it has to be done five (5) weeks before the test date, at an extra cost to be borne by you.

Yes, it is important because the tutorial shows you the technicalities involved in answering the questions given; knowing when to use compound-complex sentences and proper use of high-level words.

Yes, there are materials that are made available to the applicant, both online and offline at a cost. The material given for IELTS is “Barron’s IELTS” which contains CD’s (for listening exercise/practice) with past questions. There is also an official guide which can be made available on request as we do not stock it.

Yes, there is a fee for the tutorial, and classes are flexible to suit the student. The student has the liberty to pick and decide the time that works for them. The classes are held on an hourly base, and billing is hourly too.

  • The data page of the International Passport is needed at the point of registration.
  • Filled registration form.

Your valid ORIGINAL International Passport.

Your valid ORIGINAL International Passport.

IELTS UKVI: centres are located in Abuja, Lagos (Mainland and Island) only.

Results are made available online thirteen (13) days after the test is taken; the hard copy is sent to the candidate’s or their agent’s address.