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PTE SELT tests for UK visas and citizenship

PTE SELT tests for UK visas and citizenship

PTE Home A1: for work and family visas

A beginner-level English test that is accepted by the UK Home Office for several family and work visas.
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PTE Home A1 measures your English speaking and listening skills at CEFR* Level A1. You receive either a 'pass' or 'fail' result.

* CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for language proficiency

Use PTE Home A1 for the following visas
  • Spouse/Partner visa

  • Parent of a Dependent visa

  • Representative of an Overseas Business visa

  • Tier 2 Sportsperson visa

To find out more about English language requirements for UK visas, visit our UK visa page or the website.

How will I be tested?

To take PTE Home you will need to book a test and go to a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer with a headset to read and listen to questions and provide spoken answers from 32 questions for up to 22 minutes. There are 3 question types:



You will be asked to answer 22 questions in the ‘Repeat Sentence’ segment. Watch the video for details.

How can I prepare for PTE Home A1?

Free online course

This one-hour online course will help you to understand the question types and what to expect.

PTE Home Handbook

A complete guide to PTE Home, including process and policies.

What else you need to know

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