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TOEFL no longer criteria for UK visa

April 24, 2014


New Delhi : English language ability tests TOEFL seems to have been discarded by the UK visa issuing authorities in wake of a controversy, as per a website report.

Report says, ETS, the agency responsible for conducting the English language ability tests has ended its partnership.

As per the UK Council for International Student Affairs official website the TOEIC and TOEFL, conducted by ETS, has been suspended by the Home Office due to potential concerns regarding fraud. The website also sites that the Home Office has suspended processing student immigration applications in the UK that include Educational Testing Service qualifications, while it investigates.

The students aspiring to get a UK Visa will now have to take a test with one of the five other providers of secure English language tests that are approved by the Home Office.

The UK Visa aspirants can have a look at the approved tests on the UK government website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/304853/approved_english

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