Update on TOEIC® and TOEFL® Testing in the U.K.

The U.K. Home Office has directed ETS to suspend TOEIC® and TOEFL® testing at this time in the U.K. for those already in the U.K. who plan to use their scores as part of their visa application. At this time, individuals already in the U.K. who are planning to apply for a visa may not use a TOEIC or TOEFL test to provide evidence of English proficiency for their application.

For individuals who are both applying for a visa and testing outside the UK there is no change. The Home Office has confirmed that TOEFL and TOEIC tests taken outside the U.K. may continue to be used when applying for a visa at an overseas office and the application will be reviewed by immigration officials as before.

Candidates in the U.K. who have appointments to take either test for immigration purposes will be contacted by ETS to process a refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Posted: February 18, 2014