The UKVI IELTS is regulated by the UK Visa and immigration (UKVI) authority which is the official government department and authority responsible for the UK visa control, processing and issuance. They also responsible for approving which English language schools can sponsor the tier-4 visa and issuance of the CAS number required to apply for UK student visa.

London where the UKVI IELTS registration originated from

In terms of content, questions and exam methodology, the IELTS UKVI is similar to the academic IELTS exam. The key difference between both types is that UKVI IELTS is a must requirement by the UK immigration for international students who want to study in the UK and need to enroll on any of the university preparation programs.

Those university preparatory programs include courses like the international foundation year, medical foundation, international year one, international diploma, premaster program, pre-PhD program, and for any English courses longer than 11 months in duration.

The IELTS UKVI is one of the admission requirements by most UK universities and colleges for issuing an unconditional letter of acceptance and is required by the British consulate for processing the UK student visa. 6.5 IELTS score is required for masters admission and PhD admission, 6.0 score for bachelor admission, 4.5 score is required for the foundation year admission.


Both types, including, the standard academic IELTS and the UKVI IELTS have the same bands, those four bands or sections are; speaking, writing, listening, reading. In both types of IELTS exam cover similar questions, the same exam process, and both have the same test duration. therefore the correct IELTS UKVI booking is important.

The main difference is that the UKVI IELTS test is available in limited and carefully selected test centers such as the British Council, University of Wollongong Dubai, HCT Dubai, HCT Abu Dhabi, HCT Sharjah. As it all seems to be a little confusing and overwhelming to deal with, many students end up submitting wrong IELTS registration, which is costly, distressing and will not be accepted by many universities.

Our IELTS for UKVI expert team help you choose a suitable type for you and complete the IELTS booking process correctly at an approved testing centre for the nearest date possible. We will guide you through the rules and what to expect on the day of your exam and more importantly will only book for you the best test centers which could mean getting higher IELTS scores.

UK Visa Process

To study in the UK students need the Tier-4 general student visa. In order for students to be able to complete the UK visa application successfully, they must fulfill all the UKVI and UK immigration requirements. UK visa application steps are:

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    Step 1: Letter of acceptance from a UK university. college or English school

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    Step 2: The CAS number from an approved British educational institution

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    Step 3: All academic certificates that are original or officially attested copy

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    Step 4: Valid UKVI IELTS with the minimum score required for UK visa

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    Step 5: A passport that is valid for a minimum of six-month or more

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    Step 6: Recent passport size photos with white background, unfiltered

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    Step 7: Six-month bank statements, with enough funds and bank stamp

Do you want to have the most perfect UK visa application, that will be approved by the British consulate faster? If the answer is yes, then you have come to the right place for that very important step.

UniAdmission Education Consultant Visa Experts are your best choice, our professional student counselors along with our study visa expert team work closely to prepare all your documents correctly, and follow a structured and proved process that leads to the visa approval for every student.

UniAdmission team of student visa experts will complete and submit a faultless UK visa application and conveniently arrange the visa interview date and time, and give you professional training to help you pass the British consulate interview.


There is no doubt that the IELTS UKVI is critical for international students who plan to study in the UK or Northern Ireland for an undergraduate degree along with a pre-university course or long English course at approved English language schools.

Preparing in advance, such as taking interpretive academic English course or IELTS practice courses, IELTS training course or IELTS coaching program can go along way in maximizing your IELTS UKVI results and concomitantly receiving acceptance from higher ranking universities.

UniAdmission education consultant is the top experts in everything related to the IELTS for UKVI including IELTS courses, preparation and IELTS UKVI registration at approved test centers anywhere in the world. So if your goal is to do well in your test and need help in doing so, do not hesitate to contact UniAdmission, who would be more than happy to help you throughout the entire process.

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