The UK Border Agency has announced a number of amendments to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under Tier’s 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.
The amendments include:
- the City & Guilds test scores now show ‘pass’ and there is a separate English language test for spouse/partner applications.
- for City & Guilds tests the documents required for a migrants application have been amended.
- ETS have changed the way that the scores for their TOEFL ibt (internet based test) map against the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
- the ETS TOEFL ibt (internet based test) now includes scores for spouse and partner applications.
- there is a change to the web address for the TOEIC (The test of English for international communication) English language test.
- Cambridge ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) have amended the title of one of their tests from ‘International Legal English Certificate’ to ‘Cambridge English Legal’.
- for Cambridge ESOL tests the minimum grade requirements are clearer.
- Trinity College tests now have a 2 year expiry date.
You can download the revised list in full from the UK Border Agency website.
When you make an application in an immigration category that requires you to demonstrate your English language ability, you must show that you have passed an appropriate test on the list. Source: UK Border Agency.
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