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Home Office Approved SELT Centre in Birmingham: Book A1, A2 & B1 English Tests

Mobile Testing Solutions, City Gate House, 25 Moat Lane, Birmingham, B5 5BD


SELT Examinations at Birmingham Centre

Secure your UK Visa with a Home Office Approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) at the Birmingham Centre. Specialising in Language Cert SELTs, the tests are tailored to meet the UKVI application criteria for various visas, from British Citizenship and Settlement to Skilled Worker and Innovator visas.

With availability seven days a week, customise your test booking to fit your schedule. Choose the date, time, and test level that aligns with your UK visa requirements. If you're unsure about the right test for your situation, our detailed UKVI guide is here to assist you.

A1 English Test at Birmingham SELT Centre

Individuals applying for Further Leave to Remain as either a partner of a settled person or a parent of a dependent are required to complete an English test at the Birmingham SELT Centre. This exam is Home Office-approved and facilitated by a live examiner at a SELT test centre.

The duration of the exam is 8-9 minutes, and a score of 60 out of 100 is necessary to pass. Candidates will receive their preliminary test results via email within 15 minutes, with the final results being confirmed within three days.

A2 English Test at Birmingham SELT Centre

For applicants of Further Leave to Remain (Visa Extension) as a partner of a settled individual or a parent of a dependent, the Birmingham SELT Centre's Home Office-approved SELT ESOL A2 exam is obligatory. This becomes particularly relevant for those on the family route to Leave to Remain after 2.5 years in the UK.

Facilitated online at a SELT test centre by a live examiner, the exam takes between 9-11 minutes and has a passing threshold of 60 out of 100. Preliminary test outcomes will be dispatched via email within 15 minutes, and the final results will be ascertained within a three-day timeframe.

B1 English Test at Birmingham SELT Centre

If you are a partner of a settled individual or a parent of a dependent and are seeking Further Leave to Remain, the Home Office-approved B1 English Test at the Birmingham SELT Centre is a necessary step.

This exam is executed in a face-to-face environment by a certified examiner and lasts approximately 8-9 minutes. A minimum score of 60 out of 100 is required for successful completion. Preliminary test outcomes are dispatched via email within 15 minutes post-examination, and final results are ascertained within a three-day period. This Home Office-approved exam ensures a comprehensive assessment of your English language capabilities in line with regulatory requirements.

"Seamless experience at the Birmingham SELT Centre. The team ensured that my A2 English Test, approved by the Home Office, went off without a hitch. A service that's second to none!"

Ayesha, A2 English Test

Birmingham SELT Centre

Birmingham Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take my SELT in Birmingham?

The Birmingham SELT Test Centre is located at Mobile Testing Solutions, City Gate House, 25 Moat Lane, Birmingham, B5 5BD. Tests can be booked seven days a week for your convenience. With over 15 SELT test centres across the UK, offering tests seven days a week, you can choose from hundreds of slots based on the date, time, and location that works best for you. View them all here.

What form of personal identification do I need for my SELT in Birmingham?

Ensure Your ID is Valid on Exam Day: Essential SELT Candidate ID Requirements You Need to Know in Birmingham

To take your SELT in Birmingham, valid identification is required on the test day. Consult our SELT Candidate ID Policy for comprehensive guidelines. Approved forms of ID include:

  • Passport

  • EEA National ID Card

  • UK Biometric Residence Permit

  • Convention Travel Document

  • Stateless Person's Travel Document

How long is a SELT Certificate Valid for?

Language Cert SELT certificates have lifetime validity as proof of a candidate's accomplishment and performance in a SELT exam. However, for UK visa or immigration applications, we advise that, for security reasons, only certificates that are less than two years old should be submitted to the Home Office.

What is a SELT Exam

The Secure English Language Test, commonly known as SELT, is an essential assessment for individuals in the UK wanting to demonstrate their English language proficiency. For those at the early stages of their English journey, the A2 exam is a popular choice. From booking your A2 English test in the UK to understanding its nuances, there's a seamless process in place for every test-taker. A specific highlight of the A2 exam is its relevance for spouse visa extensions, addressing the unique needs of diverse visa categories. 


For those aiming a bit higher, the B1 level offers a deeper dive into English competencies. If you're in London, there are convenient options to book your B1 test, ensuring every candidate has access to the assessment. Notably, the B1 English test holds significant weight for those on the path to British citizenship.  

In addition to individual proficiency tests, SELT provides tailored solutions for various needs. Whether it's for UK citizenship or a spouse visa, there's a dedicated English test available. Especially noteworthy is the emphasis on English tests for UK spouse visas and citizenship applications, underlining the test's importance in immigration and residency matters.

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