FAQ for Middle East Nurses
1. Currently I'm abroad. How can I enroll for online review?
We encourage you to enroll in 9.0 Niners (FB link provided for more details) for they offer online review and they have the best passing rates for IELTS out of all review centers in the country. Any other review center will be fine as long as they also offer online review.
The type of IELTS that will be used for Working Visa purposes is UKVI IELTS ACADEMIC and the VI part means it needs to be an approved secure english language test and test center by UK Visas and Immigration Home Office. The contents of the test is exactly the same as IELTS Academic. The only difference is the VI accreditation. Please see the provided link which shows current UKVI accredited centres
List of Approved Test Centers and corresponding links: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/608696/2017-04-13_-_Approved_Secure_English_Language_Tests_and_Test_Centres_-_Website.pdf
Approved Test Center (british council): https://philippines.ielts.britishcouncil.org/iorpsea/html/registration/selectExamUKVIServlet.do
3. Can I take NMC CBT exam if I only have IELTS Academic and not UKVI IELTS Academic?
As long as your IELTS meets the necessary score (reference provided in link) guidelines state that you may take the NMC CBT exam. However UK Visas and Immigration will require a score from UKVI IELTS Academic test for the visa application process. It would be unfortunate to go to the trouble of passing the IELTS test but for your visa application to be delayed or rejected Thus we encourage you taking UKVI IELTS Academic before taking the NMC CBT to not incur unnecessary costs in the unlikely event of a failure in the UKVI IELTS Academic test.
NMC Guidelines on scores: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-outside-the-eueea/ielts/