Approved English Tests for UK Visas, Visa Renewals, British Citizenship and Leave to Remain

Where can I take a SELT?

Trinity Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) are approved for applications to UKVI for visas, UK visa renewal, British Citizenship and Leave to Remain.

Trinity has 16 SELT centres across the UK providing exam sessions throughout the week and is committed to providing you with the safest test experience possible at this time.

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Which test do I need?

Trinity SELTs - English tests for visas:

  • Speaking and listening in English test
    GESE: Graded Examinations in Spoken English
    Available at levels A1, A2 and B1 
  • Reading, writing, speaking and listening in English test
    ISE: Integrated Skills in English 
    Available at levels B1, B2 and C1

Select the test that you need at the level you need for your UK visa requirements and click on the links below for booking and preparation guidance. If you're not sure what test you need check the government website here.

Application type
CEFR level required
Skills required
Trinity exam

Further Leave to Remain:

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)
  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependant)

This is the current A1 English language requirement.

A1

Speaking and listening

Representative of an Overseas Business visa

A1

Speaking and listening

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 dependant)

An A2 English language SELT is required for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.

A2

Speaking and listening

Indefinite Leave to Remain — ILR

(Settlement/Permanent Residency)

B1

Speaking and listening

British Citizenship (Naturalisation)

B1

Speaking and listening

Tier 2 (General) visa

B1

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa

B2

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Innovator visa

B2

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Start-up visa

B2

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa

A1

Speaking and listening

Tier 4 (General) Student visa — below degree level

Although UKVI requires a B1 test, some institutions require B2 — please check with your sponsor

B1

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

B2

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

Tier 4 (General) Student visa — degree level and above

Although UKVI requires a B2 test, some institutions require C1 — please check with your sponsor

B2

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

C1

Reading, writing, speaking and listening

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