IELTS requirement for spouse visa
Requirement of IELTS for Spouse visas
Many people ask about the requirement of IELTS for spouse visas for UK, Australia and Canada. Some people their partners or main applicant’s status is student, businessman, residence or immigration. What they require at maximum is 5.0 band overall and Type of test is General Training.
I have had candidates in Defence and Clifton area in Karachi who required 3.5 in three modules and in one 4.0 and overall was 4.0 requirement. Some for in Australia whose partners have immigrant status require 4.5 overall but it varies on visa type i think.
For UK whether the main applicant is British citizen or hold work permit, the spouse needs 4.5 or 5.0 band. But i always suggest to get 5 band minimum to be on secure side.
Now the question rises whether the spouse really needs preparation or not which really depends on language skills and qualification. As this exam assesses skills of listening, reading, and writing and speaking. For example, in writing exam you he or she needs to produce formal letter and essay of 150 and 250 words respectively. in reading there are about 2000 words text along with 40 questions which you need to answer from them. Similarly in listening there will be recording of 30 minutes played once only, you will have a booklet of questions in which you need to answer all 40 questions and at the end extra 10 minutes are given to transfer answers to an answer sheet given to you by invigilators. Speaking is one to one interview between examiner and candidate . The length of which is maximum 14 minutes.
So if candidate is that much talented to cope up with all these modules in given time, he or she can score required band score. Or if he or she hires tutor who can confidently train her or him by familiarizing with exam , improve time management and identify weak areas and solve them.
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