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PTE SELT tests for UK visas and citizenship

PTE SELT tests for UK visas and citizenship

PTE Home A2: for extending an existing A1 visa

The PTE Home A2 test is for anyone who is already living in the UK and needs an extension to their A1 visa.

PTE Home A2 is the right test for you if you want to extend a visa for ‘Spouse/partner’ or ‘Parent of a dependent’ after 2.5 years, and you need to certify that you can communicate in English at CEFR* level A2.

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

* CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for language proficiency

How will I be tested?

To take a PTE Home test you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and answer questions. The PTE Home A2 test has 30-33 items and lasts up to 25 minutes. There are 3 question types:



You will be asked to answer 22–23 questions in the ‘Repeat Sentence’ segment. Watch the video for details.

How can I prepare for PTE Home A2?

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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