If you are applying for visas or citizenship applications, you have to provide valid proof of your English proficiency by passing a secure English language test – SELT with the required score.
Types of Applications that Require an English Proficiency Test
Different immigration ways have different requirements for English proficiency tests. First, you will have to find what you are applying for according to that, you will take up the exam. We have listed a few application visa types that you can apply for.
Enlisted visa applications will require you to take up a reading, writing, speaking, and listening English test:
If you are in the United Kingdom, you are only eligible to take up SELT – Secure English Language Test through the enlisted providers:
If you are outside of the United Kingdom, you are only eligible to take up SELT – Secure English Language Test through the enlisted providers:
How to Find an Approved Test?
To ensure your results are accepted for your visa, your test must:
Therefore, if you are applying for immigration or nationality application, you must take one of the enlisted tests.
You have to be careful while booking your test, to ensure it is among the approved tests. You can refer to the following list for the same:
How to Book an English language test?
If you are in the United Kingdom, you need to go to the website of the test provider you are taking the test from, find available test dates, and book according to your availability. Test providers list:
If you are outside of the United Kingdom, you need to go to the website of the test provider you are taking the test from, find available test dates, and book according to your availability. Test providers list:
You can take up your exam within 28 days of the booking date. However, the location of the test can vary, as it might not be the nearest location.
What are the Identity Requirements to Prove Your Identity?
Like every other test, you will have to show valid proof of your identity showing that it is you who is going to take the test and not someone else on your behalf. Remember, if you fail to prove your identity at the time of your test, you will not be allowed to give it. Your identity documents should:
What are the Acceptable Documents?
Enlisted are necessary documents used for the identification of the candidate for tests taken in and outside of the United Kingdom:
After the test
You will be provided a SELT unique reference number after you pass the exam. You have to include it on your visa application or you might get it refused. You can see your SELT unique reference number on your test result as: