TOEFL® Test and TOEIC® Test Approved By U.K. Border Agency to Demonstrate English Proficiency for Visas in the United Kingdom
Princeton, N.J. (April 8, 2011) —
The U.K. Border Agency announced today that persons from around the world wishing to work, study, or settle in the United Kingdom may use the TOEFL® test and the TOEIC® test to demonstrate their English proficiency for all visas under the United Kingdom's points-based system. The agency accredited both assessments as secure U.K. Border Agency-approved English-language tests.
The announcement issued by the Home Office of the U.K. Border Agency allows students, migrants and spouses or partners from around the world to submit their TOEFL and TOEIC scores as evidence of having passed a U.K. Border Agency-approved English-language test.
The TOEFL and TOEIC tests are the most widely accepted English-language assessments in academic and workplace environments worldwide. The TOEFL test is recognized by more than 7,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. With more than six million tests administered in 2010, the TOEIC test is used by more than 10,000 businesses and organizations in 120 countries.
"ETS is delighted to have both the TOEFL test and the TOEIC test reaccredited by the U.K. Border Agency," said Ian Lucas, Executive Director, ETS Global, U.K. "The tests were first accredited in 2008, and the continued acceptance by the U.K. Border Agency after this review is evidence of the high quality of the tests. This decision permits U.K. visa applicants around the world greater access in fulfilling the English-language requirement as the TOEFL test and the TOEIC test are the most accepted and most accessible English-language assessments worldwide with testing locations in more than 165 countries."