Do you need to prove your English language level for a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application?

IELTS Update
The United Kingdom’s Visa and Immigration Office has approved the Eiken Foundation of Japan to conduct paper-based IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills A1 and B1 in Japan.Japan will welcome test-takers to their test sessions for UKVI IELTS test sessions in Osaka and Tokyo from 1April 2021. Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI will continue to be delivered by the British Council at our Iidabashi office in Tokyo.We hope it will enable you to realise your dreams in the UK!

The British Council started IELTS in Japan in 1997. We have been conducting IELTS as Secure English Language Testing for the UK’s visa application globally since 2015 when the UK Government launched a new visa policy. The British Council in Japan started computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI in Tokyo in 2015 and regularly conducts this test in Tokyo.The Eiken Foundation of Japan has partnered with the British Council since 2009 and has delivered IELTS since 2010.

Paper-based IELTS for UKVI

Computer-delivered IELTS for UKVI

IELTS is on the UKVI list of approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT). If you need an IELTS test result as part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), you will need to take your test at a specific test location authorised by UKVI.

Please note: if you are applying for a student visa for a program of study at degree level or above at a Higher Education Institution, you should check the English language requirement of your chosen institution, as most institutions do not require a SELT for this purpose.

Test fees and registration

Test type Fee* Book your test

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) - paper-based test
※Link to Eiken Foundation of Japan website

29,400 JPY Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) - computer-delivered test 29,400 JPY Book now

IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) 
※Link to Eiken Foundation of Japan website

20,500 JPY Book now

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