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IELTS for Work and Migration

Planning to migrate to Australia, the UK, Canada or New Zealand by applying for work visas, skilled or business migration visas?

IELTS is accepted by governments around the world, as you apply for work visas, skilled migration and permanent residency, you would need to submit your IELTS results as a proof of your English abilities.
>>>Which IELTS test should I take?

IDP Education – Co-owner and Official Test Centre of IELTS

As the world’s most popular high stakes English language test, IELTS is accepted by more than 11,000 organisations in over 140 countries. With more than 3.5 million tests taken last year, IELTS opens doors to a world of opportunity for students in HK and around the world.

IDP Education is the co-owner and official test centre of IELTS, offering IELTS test in more than 450 test locations in 60 countries. IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. The IELTS examination is marked according to a 9-band scoring system, specific for Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, as well as an overall score. Hong Kong students can take the IELTS exam either on paper or on the computer.

IELTS for Immigration to Australia

In Australia, IELTS is accepted for many visa categories as well as permanent residency. IELTS is also required by some Australian professional organisations and registration bodies. >>>Learn More

IELTS for Immigration to UK

When applying to live permanently in the UK (also known as applying for 'leave to remain' or 'long residence'), you are required to demonstrate satisfactory English language skills. >>>Learn More

IELTS for Immigration to Canada

If you are applying for a work visa, professional registration or for permanent residency in Canada, you will probably have to submit proof of English language proficiency as a part of your application. IELTS General Training is accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for immigration to Canada. >>>Learn More

IELTS for Immigration to New Zealand

IELTS is required by the New Zealand government for different types of visas, including Skilled Migrant, Investor and Entrepreneur, Residence, Work and Parent categories as evidence of English language ability. >>>Learn More

Which IELTS test should I take?

IELTS offers IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both the requirements of your visa and of the organisation where you plan to study. If you are planning to migrate to English speaking countries like Australia, the UK, Canada or New Zealand, IELTS General Training would be one of their English requirements. If you are planning to migrate to the UK, you may need to take IELTS for UKVI to meet relevant visa requirements.
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*Note: For most updated information please refer to official government websites of respective countries

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IELTS - Opens the Door to Work Overseas

As the world's most popular high-stakes English-Language test, IELTS is recognised by governments in more countries than any other English Language test for immigration and permanent residency.

IELTS test format

IELTS is a test of all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test may be on the same day as the other three tests or up to seven days before or after that. The total test time is under three hours.

IELTS for Study in local or overseas

IDP Education can help you gain admission to education institutions. We help you find the best course of study for your needs, submit your university application, guide you through the visa requirements, register for your IELTS test and help you prepare for life in your new country.

Why take IELTS with IDP Education?

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service to ensure our candidates have the best possible experience when taking their IELTS test.

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