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Live in the UK

Apply for a Life in the UK visa to join family, extend a stay or apply for settlement or citizenship by taking a LanguageCert SELT 2-skills (Speaking & Listening) exam. All LanguageCert SELT exams are delivered through our global network of SELT Centres.

The minimum Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level required varies depending on visa type. Applicants with a higher language level can take a Speaking & Listening exam above the minimum requirement which also satisfies the visa application.

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam.

Application type Minimum CEFR level Skills required LanguageCert SELT exam
Further Leave to Remain:
Family life as a partner of a settled person (spouse/partner)
Family life as a parent (parent of a dependent)
A1 Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A1 (Speaking & Listening)

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Further Leave to Remain (visa extension):
Family life as a partner of a settled person (spouse/partner)
Family life as a parent (parent of a dependent)
A LanguageCert SELT ESOL exam is required for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.
A2 Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT A2 (Speaking & Listening)

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Indefinite Leave to Remain — ILR (Settlement/permanent residency)
B1 Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1 (Speaking & Listening)

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British Citizenship (Naturalisation) B1 Speaking & Listening

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1 (Speaking & Listening)

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Why choose LanguageCert

Applicants can be confident that they will enjoy a fast exam process from scheduling to results by selecting a reliable LanguageCert SELT exam and will always be supported by LanguageCert’s friendly customer service 24/7/365.

Fast
  • Easy exam booking up to 24hrs in advance
  • Many exam locations and slots available worldwide
  • Fast results in 3 to 5 working days
Reliable
  • Fair testing of real-life language skills
  • Accurate results validated through independent research
  • Award-winning technology delivers exams
  • Ofqual regulated
Friendly
  • Exams tailored to candidates’ schedules
  • Technology combined with a human element
  • Speaking exams are carried out by a real person online
  • Customer service 24/7/365

Exam preparation

LanguageCert assists candidates every step of the way by offering free preparation material and other support needed for the exam. This includes practice papers, recommended books, webinars and world-class customer service 24/7/365 in multiple languages.

Take a LanguageCert SELT exam in 5 easy steps!

Easy booking & exam process

Book an exam

Select the appropriate exam, city and SELT Centre to complete a booking

Receive exam details

Exam details are sent by email

Exam day

Candidates should arrive at the SELT Centre 30 minutes before the exam begins and bring the same passport or photo ID used to book the exam

Exam format

The exam consists of a short conversation online with a real person

Exam results

Preliminary results are released immediately and official results in just 3 business days!

Succeed with LanguageCert SELT

From booking to results: a guide for candidates applying for Life in the UK visas.

Added value

SELT candidates are awarded a free corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL e-certificate, hard copy certificate and digital badge when meeting the following requirements:

Speaking & Listening UK visa exams
An average score of 60% or more in the Speaking & Listening exam.

LanguageCert International ESOL certificates are not dependent on UKVI requirements and are recognised internationally  by an ever-growing number of governments, organisations and academic institutions.