Language Testing

We, ZBS International Consultancy Services being a ‘One-Stop Solution’ provide our services in association with The British Council, as a ‘British Council-Gold Partners’ for the candidates seeking Professional Training and Testing Services for their English Language Tests.

As per required immigration rules and regulations, all applicants must appear in a Secure English Language Test (SELT), in order to show their English Proficiency Level. These professional tests include IELTS for UKVI,
IELTS for Life Skills
and IELTS (General Training & Academic
) required for a number of visa applications for different countries.
ZBS International Consultancy Services ensures to deliver the best possible assistance for Training and Testing services for the above-mentioned proficiency levels, through a dedicated team of professionals.
IELTS for UKVI' is a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). This means that IELTS can be used to prove your English language abilities in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application.
For many categories of visa, you must submit an English language qualification which is included on the UK Home Office’s list of Secure English Language Tests (SELT tests). The following IELTS tests are on this list and have been approved for UK Visas and Immigration purposes:
*Please note, IELTS Life Skills A2 is only available in the UK. **IELTS for UKVI (Academic) is also available delivered on computer in certain locations

IELTS (Academic or General Training)

If you’re applying for Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas to the UK, this is the test for you. IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training for UKVI are designed to meet certain administrative requirements that are specified by the UK Home Office. The actual test taken is the same as IELTS (for all other purposes), same content, examiners, format, level of difficulty, scoring and so on. The difference is in the customer journey on the test day. Test Report Forms will be slightly different, to show that you have taken the test at an IELTS UK visa session.

IELTS - Life Skills

If you’re applying for a ‘family of a settled person’ visa, extension of a ‘family of a settled person’ visa or for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship, IELTS Life Skills is the test for you. IELTS Life Skills is a new test, approved by UKVI as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). It’s for people who need to show they have speaking and listening skills at Level A1, A2 or B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Important information regarding IELTS Life Skills Level : A1, A2 or B1, B2.

On 18 January 2016 the government announced a new English language requirement for family route migrants seeking to extend their stay in the UK


We are expecting a change in near future that in the UK, Non-EEA National Partners and Parents on the Family Route will need to pass a Speaking and Listening test at A2 level in order to qualify for Further Leave to Remain (FLR) on the Five-Year Partner or Parent Route to settlement.

The UK-Government recognizes the need to give those affected, sufficient time to prepare for the new test. The timing of implementation and further details will be confirmed by the Home Office in due course and published on the GOV.UK website. The new A2 English language requirement will not affect those required to apply for
Further Leave to Remain (FLR) in the meantime.

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