(April 8, 2011) - 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.
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
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."