Cambridge English launches visa exam network

18, September, 2014


Cambridge English has created a network of UK centres where international students can take a variety of Cambridge English exams to prove their language proficiency for visa purposes.



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The test centres will be the only ones in the UK authorised to offer Cambridge English exams specifically for this purpose and will be specially trained to meet the Home Office’s strict English language testing requirements. 

“As governments around the world tighten up their requirements for visas and immigration, we are committed to ensuring that candidates can use Cambridge English qualifications for this purpose,” Juliet Wilson, Director of Network Services, said.

“The existing Cambridge English network of centres, which operates to very high levels of security and standards, will continue to offer exams for candidates who do not need to use them for visa purposes.”

Students who do not come from a “majority English speaking country”, as described by the Home Office, need to prove they have an appropriate level of English and require a visa to study, work or live in the UK.

Proof can be obtained by taking a Secure English Language Test (SELT) approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) government department. To find out which Cambridge English exams appear on the UKVI list or to locate any of the 21 centres, visit the Cambridge English website.  


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