archipelago wrote:I recommend you write to the email address that minty provided above to get them to put in writing that 3.5 is a sufficient score, and then ask the ECM to reconsider, as applicants currently only need to achieve level A1. There is talk of B1 in the consultation paper but this may not be needed until at least next year.
I tried emailing that address but did not get a reply. This is an email i recieved recently:
Dear Mr. M. A
Thank you for your email of 14 July which has been passed to us to respond to.
I can confirm that an IELTS score of 4.0 is needed for both speaking and for listening and therefore the marks stated below are not high enough to satisfy the English Language requirement in this case.
IELTS begin testing at a higher level than A1, and only begin, as you have stated, at B2. You cannot convert a lower score to a level below B1.
Entry ClearanceÂ Manager - Settlement (Islamabad)
UK Border Agency, International Group (Pakistan)
British High Commission Islamabad | URL: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas
Â and www.ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk
Now I feel the same as the topic starter, feels like I wasted my wifes time making her do ielts.
Currently Im looking into PTE for her to do, anyone know anything about this one? Difficulty/procedure/duration/time it takes to get results etc.
Any info would be extremely grateful!