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Old 19th February 2019, 12:22 PM
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Hi there, I just want to clarify something.

We are applying for my husband's ILR in a couple of months. He passed an IELTS English test in 2014 before he got his first spouse visa. His test score was 7 which according to the chart in the link below is equal to level C1 (I'm aware he only needs B1 for ILR).

https://www.ielts.org/ielts-for-orga...pean-framework

The test he passed is still on the approved list of English tests and was used for his FLR(m) as well. His test certificate doesn't say the level like B1, C1 anywhere just mentions the score. I think he doesn't need to give a new test, can someone please confirm?

P.S We have booked Life in the UK test for him

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Can anyone answer please? Thank you

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Which test/provider did he actually take? I'm unaware of a test on the approved list which still gives band scores. My instinct is that unless it's clear on the test certificate itself that it was taken at B1 or C1, it should be re-taken

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Thank you for replying!

I have attached a screenshot highlighting the test he did. He did it in the same test center mentioned there.


The test he did is mentioned on Page No. 9, order no. 10

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So he specifically took the LIFE SKILLS test?

I am quite sure that Life Skills (being introduced in 2015) never gave band scores. If he took his test in 2014 then it would not have been this same exam.


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Yes, he took it in 2014 and you are right I just took out his certificate and it says IELTS (General Training) so it's not accepted now right?

So, for both ILR and Citizenship he needs IELTS Life Skills B1, right?

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That test is not accepted any longer. He needs to re-take an approved test at B1 or higher - Yes, ILR and Citizenship require a B1 pass, so he can use the same pass certificate for both

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Sorry, but just one last question, is 'B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5' test available on Trinity College website the correct one?

https://seltbooking.trinitycollege.c...examCenterId=6

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Yes that's right

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