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English language proficiency test for migration

If you are planning to migrate to an English speaking country, immigration authorities may ask you to provide evidence of your English language ability. IELTS is accepted as proof of English language proficiency for study, work and migration in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

IELTS is the world’s number one English proficiency test when it comes to migration.
No other English test is accepted as much as IELTS.

It's recognised by more than 12,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.

From maximising your chances of success on your immigration application to helping you achieve your career goals, your IELTS result will bring you one step closer to your migration goals. As always, we're here to help you get the score you need.

Who accepts IELTS? Click here to find out.

IELTS for New Zealand Visas

For migration to New Zealand, you may need to show that you understand the English language.

So, to prove this, Immigration New Zealand can ask you to show that you’ve done an official language test, like IELTS. You may also have to show that in the 2 years before you apply, you have gained the minimum scores needed for your visa.

Full list of New Zealand Visas and IELTS Scores

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