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Hi, needs some advise from some of you who are better informed that me on this subject, as I am finding lot of very confusing information online at the moment.

I am due to apply for FLR (M) soon and I need to be sure what language requirement I will have to meet.

Before first arriving, I completed IELTS (Cambridge English Language assessment) with overall band 6.5, which had a stated validity of 2 years on certificate (therefore it is now expired). Although online research shows this to be equivalent to B2 level, there isn't any mention about whether it is UKVI IELTS or if it B1, B2 etc.

My question is would I be able to use the old expired certificate which in theory exceeds A2 level, or would I need to redo it? I am asking this question in light of recent changes on requirements.

Much appreciate your help.
 

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Only if you have used the test pass at your previous successful visa application in the same route, i.e. 5-year family route, and you passed at A2 or higher. Otherwise you need to pass a fresh test.
 

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Only if you have used the test pass at your previous successful visa application in the same route, i.e. 5-year family route, and you passed at A2 or higher. Otherwise you need to pass a fresh test.
Thank you Joppa. I did use that test in previous application when first moving to UK over 2 years ago.
In regards to the requirement of being A2 or higher, is there anything 'official' on what IELTS bands equate to in A2,B1,B2 etc terms. Although various unofficial sources say band 6.5 is equivalent to B2, but can't see anything clear cut that is official.
Trying to make sure the document will be admissible.

Many thanks in advance.
 
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