UK Visa Exams

Approved by the UK Home Office for Visa & Immigration purposes

LanguageCert offers UK Home Office approved SELT (Secure English Language Test) exams for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) worldwide, covering all visa type requirements.

Each year, UKVI manages hundreds of thousands of UK visa applications from overseas nationals seeking to live, study or work in the UK, where evidence of English language ability at a specific level is required. LanguageCert SELT exams provide a secure, reliable and friendly way of certifying your English language skills to UKVI requirements, delivered through LanguageCert SELT Test Centres.


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👉 LanguageCert maintains its commitment in providing excellent support to our candidates through the challenging times of the COVID-19 outbreak. As authorities in most countries have adopted measures for the containment of its spread, the majority of SELT Test Centres around the world are closed and no exams are taking place at present. Find out how we support UK visa applicants to arrange for LanguageCert SELT exams here.

Why choose LanguageCert SELT exams?


LanguageCert is committed to its mission of developing and delivering high-quality English language skills assessment and certification that enhance the lives, education and career prospects of candidates across the world. With this in mind, we offer our internationally recognised English language qualifications through a secure and smooth exam process that allows you to focus on what matters the most, that is your UK visa exam!

Your dream to live, work or study in the UK is just a click away.

  • Fast

    - Easy exam booking up to 24 hours before the exam
    - Many exam locations and slots available worldwide
    - Fast results, 3 to 5 working days after completing your exam

  • Reliable

    - Fair testing of real-life language skills at the specific level you need
    - Accurate results, validated through independent research
    - Speaking recorded for quality purposes
    Award-winning technology used to deliver the exams
    Ofqual regulated exams

  • Friendly

    -Tailored to your schedule
    - Combine technology with human element
    - Speaking is a conversation with a real person online
    - Free preparation materials and webinars
    - Customer service 24/7/365


Preparing for an exam can be a challenging experience. LanguageCert assists you every step of the way by offering you free preparation materials and other support you may need for your exam.

  • Free practice papers for your exam
  • Webinars
  • World-class customer service 24/7/365 in 10 languages

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Each visa type has a specific language requirement set by the UK Home Office. Find out which LanguageCert SELT exam you is appropriate for your needs, based on the visa type you are applying for.


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See all available LanguageCert SELT Test Centres near you

LanguageCert exams for UK visas are delivered worldwide through LanguageCert SELT test centres, ensuring you will always have access to a Test Centre near you 


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Candidates are advised that LanguageCert SELT exams are available only at SELT Test Centres.
LanguageCert SELT exams are not available via LanguageCert Online exams with live remote invigilation.

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LanguageCert offers its SELT candidates complimentary LanguageCert International ESOL certificates and digital badges!

If you achieve an average score of 60% or more in Speaking & Listening or 50% or more in Listening, Reading, Writing and/or Speaking you will be awarded the corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL certificate(s), regardless of whether you have reached your UKVI target scores in each of the language skills tested.

For each certificate achieved, you will be awarded a free:

  • e-certificate
  • hard-copy certificate
  • digital badge

LanguageCert International ESOL certificates are Ofqual regulated and valid for life.

Language International ESOL certificates in:

  • Listening, Reading, Writing
  • Speaking
are recognised internationally by governments, organisations and institutions.
Click here if you would like to learn more about these LanguageCert International ESOL certificates.