IELTS for migration purposes

August 16, 2016

IELTS for migration purposes

In many English speaking countries around the world IELTS is required for skilled migration and also permanent residency in these countries.

 

Also a number of Commonwealth countries use IELTS scores in order to see the prospective immigrant’s competency within the English Language.

 

IELTS I the only Secure English Language Test which is approved by UK Visas and Immigrations (UKVI), for visa customers applying both inside and outside of the UK. It is accepted for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK also.

 

The IELTS certificate is an accepted form of evidence to the aforementioned countries of your English language proficiency. This can be used for study, work or migration. Another country that also accepts the IELTS as evidence is the USA, however, the in the USA is it only used as evidence for study and work.

 

Each country that accepts IELTS as a form of evidence set their own IELTS requirements. For current information on the requirements set by these countries, you should visit the relevant government websites.

 

Australia

 

The New Zealand government requires IELTS as the evidence of a person’s ability with the English Language for many of their visas.  Some of the categories included are skilled migrant, investor and entrepreneur. Also for residence from work and parent categories are included. The IELTS test has been used by New Zealand since 1995, depending on what visa you are applying for depends on the score you will need to gain for it.

 

Canada

 

Within Canada IELTS General Training is the only internationally available test for a person’s proficiency in English Language which is accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), for immigration to Canada. Therefore, making IELTS the evidence required for proof of your competency of the English Language which would be required of you for not only permanent residency but also if you are applying for a work visa.

 

New Zealand

 

The New Zealand government requires IELTS as the evidence of a person’s ability with the English Language for many of their visas.  Some of the categories included are skilled migrant, investor and entrepreneur. Also for residence from work and parent categories are included. The IELTS test has been used by New Zealand since 1995, depending on what visa you are applying for depends on the score you will need to gain for it.

 

United Kingdom

 

When applying to settle permanently within the UK, a requirement set is evidence of your English Language ability. IELTS examination would give an example of the level of competency your English Language is at during the time of wanting to apply for leave to remain or as it is also known long residence.  On April 6th 2015 the UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) changed its English requirements for UK visas and immigration applications. This has since made IELTS tests one of only 2 exams included on the UK government list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs).

 

United States of America

 

When applying to settle permanently within the UK, a requirement set is evidence of your English Language ability. IELTS examination would give an example of the level of competency your English Language is at during the time of wanting to apply for leave to remain or as it is also known long residence.  On April 6th 2015 the UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) changed its English requirements for UK visas and immigration applications. This has since made IELTS tests one of only 2 exams included on the UK government list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs).

 

Whether students and migrant workers are looking to learn online or would like to study for their respective English examinations in Manchester, Notting Hill College offer preparation courses taught by progressive, enthusiastic teachers with the options of distance learning or in class available. If you are interested in migrating to an English speaking country, find out more about ielts preparation in Manchester.

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