UK Visa English exam IELTS

UK Visa English exam IELTS

The new UK English test for all UK settlement visa applications is called the IELTS and it now replaces the A1 test which was used for 3 years and the new English exam started in April 2015. The test in Thailand can only be done in four cities in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket and no other province. Before you can take the test you must book the online IELTS and obviously get a test pass before you can apply for a UK settlement visa or risk the application being refused at the first step.

The new test is found to be more difficult and needs a good command of the English language both speaking and writing so if you feel your Thai partner is not at a fairly good standard then some English tuition may be in order.

The approved IELTS tests will include a new IELTS Life Skills test to be launched in April, targeting people who need to prove their speaking and listening skills at level A1 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference as per the main website.

thai lady learning English

IELTS is run by and administered by the British Council making it easier for them to amend the test and make sure that results are given fairly – practice for the test with free sample tests.

Where else can we do the test?

We are advising all clients that if your wish is to apply for a settlement visa and your Thai wife-fiancee-partner is currently in the UK on holiday then take the test in the UK before they return to Thailand and this is due to the lack of appointments available in Thailand and the pass rate always seems to be higher when the IELTS is taken in the UK and there are other reasons too. Your partner should practice as much as possible for the test and consider using an English teacher who is experienced with the IELTS test.

  • The tests are more frequent so booking is simple and not time consuming
  • There will be a test center near your home town
  • Your Thai partner is in the UK so you can give them all the support needed

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