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English language tests which are no longer accepted for visa applications

Dear UK visa applicants,

Please note that from 11 July 2014 some English language tests are no longer accepted as a proof of English language skills for UK immigration purposes. These are all the tests provided by Cambridge International Examinations and some tests provided by Trinity College London and Cambridge English.

Here is the list of tests which have been removed from the approved list from the 11 July 2014:

English language test

Awarded by

Level

Test 
validity

Cambridge IGCSE English as a First
Language

Cambridge
International
Examinations

B1 B2

No expiry

Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second
Language

Cambridge
International
Examinations

A2 B1 B2

No expiry

BULATS Online 
(certificated version)

Cambridge English (previously known as Cambridge ESOL)

A2 B1 B2 C1 C2

2 years

Entry Level  Certificate in  ESOL Skills for Life

Trinity College London

A1  A2  B1

2 years

Level 1  Certificate in  ESOL Skills for  life

Trinity College London

B2

2 years

Level 2  Certificate in  ESOL Skills for life

Trinity College London

C1

2 years

 

Please note that the official list of approved English language tests have not been updated to reflect these changes yet: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-rules-appendix-o

Please note that TOEFL and TOEIC results are no longer accepted as a proof of English language proficiency in support of visa applications. For more information, please follow the link  http://fastrackedu.co.uk/2014/06/10/toefl-and-toeic-tests-are-no-longer-accepted/

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