If you have a recognised English test qualification from an approved test centre, you can show that you know English.
You need a certificate or the ability to check your results online to show that you have the qualification.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications can only be used if they are on a list of accepted tests. You can’t use other qualifications, like GCSEs, A-levels, or National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).
If your qualification has expired
Some tests that are recognised only last for two years. A B1 level test you took more than two years ago can still help you in two situations.
Applying to become a British citizen You can use a B1 level qualification that has expired if it was accepted when you moved to the UK and you want to become a citizen.
It doesn’t matter if the B1 test you took isn’t on the list of accepted tests right now. There’s no need for you to take another test.
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