Do You Need to Do An English Language Test for Your UK Emigration Visa?
Robyn Lamb, RCV founder, Cape Town
For many, this many seem like a silly concept. I’m from South Africa? Why would I need to do an English language test? Well, considering that South Africa has 11 official languages, and that many of our universities are dual-lingual, an English language test makes sense in order to prove you’re able to live, work and communicate adequately in the UK.
There are two ways to get this box ticked off for your visa.
Approved English Qualification
This applies when you check whether your tertiary institution is approved as an English speaking institution. You will need to pay a fee to have your institution checked, however, if it is not approved, you will then need to pay to write the English language test.
Write The English Language Test
This is the IELTS test which stands for
The English language test has different requirements for different visas, and it is important that you know which test you need to write. Speaking to a professional emigration consultant can help you identify which test you need to do, if at all.