IELTS for UKIV is a United Kingdom government-approved secure English language test. It means that now IELTS can be used to prove your English language proficiency to support your UK visa and immigration (UKVI) application.
For some categories of visa application, you need to submit an English language qualification that have been included on the UK Home official site of secured English language test.
Following are the IELTS test that have been included in the SELT list and have been approved for UK visas and immigration purpose.

IELTS Academic
This test is for those who wish to undertake a graduate or undergraduate program or for those seeking some professional registration in the United Kingdom.
IELTS General Training
This is the test for those who wish to migrate to the United Kingdom. It is also given by those who want to study or train themselves below the degree level.
IELTS Life Skills B1
The test is given by those who need to include their English speaking and listening skills as part of the visas and immigration for citizenship/settlement visa.
IELTS Life Skills A1
This test is given by those who are required provide their English speaking and listening skills as part of their application to United Kingdom Visas and immigration for family, spouse or partner visa.

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