English language test results for a Global Impact Work Visa

Find out which English language test results are acceptable if you are applying for a Global Impact Work Visa.

Your test results

Your result must be no more than 2 years old at the time you apply and must be obtained by sitting the test in person at a test centre. Tests taken remotely outside of a test centre, such as ‘at home’ tests are not acceptable.

Check Table 1 to find out which test results we accept as proof of your English language ability for a Global Impact Work Visa.

IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR)

In 2023 the International English Language Test System (IELTS) provider introduced a One Skill Retake option for both their Academic and General Training tests. The IELTS One Skill Retake must be completed within 60 days of the original test date.

Cambridge language assessments

The Cambridge English: First (FCE) is now called B2 First.

The Cambridge English: First for Schools (FCE) is now called B2 First for Schools.

Table 1: English language test results we accept
Test Minimum score you need

International English Language Testing System (IELTS):

6.5 overall

Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)

79 overall

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

58 overall

Cambridge English B2 First

176 overall

Cambridge B2 First for Schools

176 overall

Occupational English Test (OET)
Paper or computer-based test

(OET) Grade B or higher in all 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You need this score in all 4 skills because there is no overall grade for this test.