The IELTS for UKVI-United Kingdom Visa and Immigration-is the government required language test that is used for visa and immigration application.
       In particular, the UK government accepts the Secure English Language           Tests (SELT IELTS) as the only language qualification for visa qualification.

According to the official website of the UKVI, as at 2020, the list below is the complete list of the various SELT ILETS
• IELTS Life Skills provided by IELTS SELT Consortium ( A1, A2, B1)
• IELTS for U KVI provided by IELTS SELT Consortium (B1, B2, C1,C2)
• Integrated Skills in English by Trinity College London (A2, B1,B2, C1,C2)
• Pearson PTE Academic UKVI (A2, B1, B2, C1,C2)
• Pearson PTE Home (A1, A2,B1)
• GESE provided by Trinity College, London (A1,A2,B1)
• ESOL SELT by LanguageCert International (Speaking &Listening) (A1,A2,B1)
• ESOL SELT by LanguageCert International (Speaking, Listening and Writing)(B1,B2,C1,C2)
Since the IELTS UKVI is not like the regular IELTS test, the test centers are not found everywhere except centers approved by the UKVI. In Nigeria, the test is conducted at the moment at the British Council offices in Abuja and Lagos and at MOD IELTS center in Lagos.
The test (academic) can also be taken on computer at these centers.
(To know more about the locations across the globe, visit the official website of the UKVI)

The United Kingdom accepts people with skills willing to work in the UK. However, like other visitors to the UK, such a person must have a good score in the appropriate IELTS test.
UK government issues four categories of visas for students based on the situation.
Student visa for ages 16-17
Child Student visa for ages 4-17
Study English in the UK (Short-term study visa) for course duration of 6-11 months.
The general condition for these visas is that there must be evidence of committed sponsors especially for the student visas.

The general condition for these visas is that there must be evidence of committed sponsors especially for the student visas.

 

The following IELTS test are also included on the list of SELT test and have been approved for UK Visas and Immigration purposes

Test

Purpose

IELTS Academic

For undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK.

IELTS General Training

For migration, work or study below degree level.

IELTS Life  Skills A1

Test for Speaking and Listening skills for Visa and Immigration applicant

IELTS Life Skills A2

Prove of Speaking and Listening proficiency for Visa and Immigration application for extension to family, spouse or Partner visa.

IELTS Life Skills B1

For those who need to prove their English Speaking and Listening skills as part of their application to UK Visas and Immigration for indefinite leave to remain or citizenship

        Culled from www.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts

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