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PTE SELT Tests for UK Visas and Immigration

Find out about our UK Home Office-approved SELT tests (Secure English Language Tests) for study, work, and migration.

PTE SELT Tests for UK Visas and Immigration

Find out about our UK Home Office-approved SELT tests (Secure English Language Tests) for study, work, and migration.

SELT tests approved by the UK Home Office

Find an English test for your UK visa, settlement or citizenship application with Pearson. As one of the UK's largest awarding bodies, delivering BTEC and A-Level exams, we are trusted by millions of learners, employers and test takers around the world.

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For Family and Settlement Visas, as well as UK Citizenship, you can take PTE Home to prove your English at A1, A2 or B1 level.

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Study

To study in the UK, you can use PTE Academic or PTE Academic UKVI, depending on your degree level.

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Work

To work in the UK, you can take PTE Academic UKVI for skilled worker visas, start-up visas, innovator visas, and Tier 2 Minister of Religion visas.

Why choose PTE for your SELT?

Fast results – typically in 48 hours

Convenient locations – find a center near you

Frequent test dates – choose a date now

No need to speak to an examiner

FREE preparation – download our guides and videos

Simple to complete – no need to prepare a topic

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Hear Rebecca's story of how she used PTE Home to join her husband in the UK.

English tests for UK family visas

We created the PTE Home English tests for people who want to make the UK their home.

To prove your knowledge of English as part of a Spouse visa or Parent-of-a-Dependent visa, in the UK Family visa category, you can take PTE Home A1.

If you are ready to apply for a visa extension after 2.5 years and need to prove you have a higher level of English, you can take PTE Home A2.

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Iwona used PTE Home to gain her British citizenship. Hear her story.

English tests for UK settlement & citizenship applications

Ready to prove your English skills as part of your Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain) or Citizenship application? Choose PTE Home B1.

Accepted for:

  • Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR))

  • Citizenship

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English tests for UK student visas

PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI can be used for study at 99% of UK universities.

PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI are the same test, but PTE Academic UKVI is taken at selected test centers only.

If you are applying to study in the UK we recommend you take PTE Academic UKVI, but you may use PTE Academic if you are studying an undergraduate or post-graduate degree at an authorized higher education institution. Find out the right test for your circumstances.

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English tests for UK work visas

To work in the UK, you can take a PTE SELT test for the following visas:

  • Skilled worker visa

  • Start-up visa

  • Innovator visa

  • Tier 2 Minister of Religion

View minimum scores for UK visas