English language tests for applications under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system
The United Kingdom Borders Agency (UKBA) have made some changes to the rules governing ther testing of foreigners in their English language skills. The brief details are shown below, and there is a link at the bottom to a PDF file from the UKBA giving specific details.
Amendments have been brought in to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.
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The amendments include: the City & Guilds test scores now show 'pass' and there is a separate English language test for spouse/partner applications. for City & Guilds tests the documents required for a migrants application have been amended.
ETS have changed the way that the scores for their TOEFL ibt (internet based test) map against the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). the ETS TOEFL ibt (internet based test) now includes scores for spouse and partner applications. there is a change to the web address for the TOEIC (The test of English for international communication) English language test.
Cambridge ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) have amended the title of one of their tests from 'International Legal English Certificate' to 'Cambridge English Legal'. for Cambridge ESOL tests the minimum grade requirements are clearer.
Trinity College tests now have a 2 year expiry date.
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