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How do I use the English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) fees that I paid to immigration?

If your application required you to pre-pay English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) fees to meet the English language requirements, those funds will be available for up to five years from the date your resident visa is activated.

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) keeps these funds in an account and administers them to approved course providers once you are ready to enrol. The process for this can be found on TEC's information for migrant learners page.  

Information for migrant learners