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To prevent your application being delayed, please confirm with your receiving organisation which test you need.

How to register for IELTS online

1) Apply online

Visit the International House Trust Assessment –  British Council IELTS Registration website HERE

You will find our test dates and locations for our Computer Delivered and Paper Based tests in the UK. You will be able to select your speaking test time and will be required to create your test taker area.

Once you complete your application, please remember to upload your ID document to your test taker area (UK: passport information page OR both sides of you BRP /  EU ID card, Israel: passport information page)

Once you have submitted you application you will receive a unique booking reference number (e.g. A3-XXXXX-S-XXXXXXX), please keep this reference safe.


2) Make your payment online

After you have submitted your online application, you can make your online payment. You should do this as soon as you can after you apply. You will need to use your unique booking reference number to complete your payment (e.g. A3-XXXXX-S-XXXXXXX)

You must make your payment within 24hrs of making your application.

Payments for UK Tests: Pay for a UK Exam 

Payments for Israel Tests: Pay an Israel Exam

Once you have paid, your payment will be processed in within 1 working day and you will receive a confirmation. Please ignore any payment reminder email during this time while we process your payment.

3) Confirmation of application

Once your application has been received and payment processed, you receive a confirmation email from the British Council.

3) Confirmation letter

The confirmation letter will be sent to your email 4-5 days before your test.

It will include:

  • Important test day information
  • A timetable for the day
  • Full venue address
  • A map to the venue




Prepare for IELTS

We run a full range of IELTS preparation courses to make sure you get your best result.

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Test venues

IH London has several venues across the UK with test dates throughout the year.

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Check IELTS results online

When and how to check your results, certificates and IELTS scores explained.

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IELTS is recognised globally as the English test for higher education and immigration.

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IELTS for UK visa info

IELTS for UKVI and Lifeskills have been approved as SELT tests (Secure English Language Test) for UK visas.

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Common questions we receive about IELTS tests are answered here.

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