You can book your IELTS test with us online.

Book a paper-based IELTS test.

If you are applying for a visa to emigrate to the UK then you may need to apply for the IELTS for UKVI test.

Before you book your test

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID passport or national ID card at hand. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place.
  2. Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 
  3. Pay for your test. You can pay for your test at the British Council from Sunday to Thusrday between 9:00 to 13:45. Please have the valid ID document you registered online with.
  4. Once you have made the payment, you will receive a confirmation email the following day. 

IELTS test date confirmation

Once you have completed the booking process, you will receive a confirmation giving you the start time of your test and the venue address. 

Your Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as the other sections, or on a different day within a 7 day window before your main test day. The test centre will contact you via telephone for the Speaking Test date. Please make sure that you have included your telephone number correctly when you book your test.

After booking your test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.

You will also receive your IELTS Reference Number to access the Test Taker Portal. Please make sure that you have included your email address correctly when you book your test.

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