UK visa information

The table below shows the test and minimum score that is required for your visa application.

Type Visa Minimum
CEFR level
PTE score
equivalent
Skills assessed Test
Work Start-up visa B2 59 Reading, Writing Speaking, and Listening PTE Academic UKVI
Work Innovator visa B2 59 Reading, Writing Speaking, and Listening PTE Academic UKVI
Work Representative of an Overseas Business A1 Pass Speaking and Listening PTE Home A1*
Work Tier 2 General visa – in most cases B1 43 Reading, Writing Speaking, and Listening PTE Academic UKVI
Work Tier 2 Sportsperson visa A1 Pass Speaking and Listening PTE Home A1*
Work Tier 2 Minister of Religion visa B2 59 Reading, Writing Speaking, and Listening PTE Academic UKVI
Study Tier 4 General Student visa
Below degree level i.e. pre-sessional courses
B1 43 Reading, Writing Speaking, and Listening PTE Academic UKVI
Study Tier 4 General Student visa – degree level and above B2 (Some universities will require a higher grade) 59 Reading, Writing Speaking, and Listening PTE Academic
PTE Academic UKVI**
(dependent on institution visa approval status)
Family Family route
Spouse/partner
Fiance, fiancee or proposed civil partner
Parent of a dependent
A1 Pass Speaking and Listening PTE Home A1*
Family Family route (extension)
Spouse/partner
Parent of a dependent
A2 Pass Speaking and Listening PTE Home A2*
Settlement Settlement (indefinite leave to remain) or citizenship B1 Pass Speaking and Listening PTE Home B1*

*You can use a higher level test. For example PTE Home B1 test could be used for a spouse/partner visa application. You can also take the PTE Academic test for a family visa provided that you score above the minimum CEFR level.

**There is no difference in test content between PTE Academic and PTE Academic UKVI. Book PTE Academic UKVI if you require a SELT Unique Reference Number (URN) for inclusion on your visa application.