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does anyone here know the validity of IELTS test? My wife gave her IELTS test when we applied for 489 visa two years ago and was wondering if she has to retake it for the 887 visa.



I have read a few posts saying that the IELTS results are valid for upto 3 years.

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There's no single answer regarding IELTS validity since it depends on the visa and some other factors. For example DIBP accepts IELTS for up to 3 years for most visas, and only 1 year for proving Functional English. But I don't see any reference to proving English competency on the DIBP website for an 887 visa so it appears to not be required.

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I'd like to follow this post as I am also on a 489 visa and will be applying for an 887 in the future. I wouldn't have thought you would need to repeat IELTS again after passing first time round. That just does not make any sense to me.

IELTS 09/05/15 reading 9.0 writing 9.0 listening 9.0 speaking 8.5

+ve skills assessment 30/07/15 EOI 10/08/15 invite 11/08/15 Application sent 17/08/15 Application accepted 05/11/15 visa lodged 16/11/15 police checks submitted 01/12/15 case officer allocated 02/12/15 medicals 04/12/15 form 80s uploaded 14/12/15 Australian police check uploaded 12/01/16 Visa granted 18/01/16

Permanent residency application submitted 21/11/2018

PR granted 03/03/2020

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