You can book your IELTS test with us online 

Book IELTS for UKVI

Before you book your test

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID (passport or national ID card) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear photocopy of it when you book your test. 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 either through our online registration system or via bank transfer or cahs deposit. In the Reference section of your payment please write: [IELTS / family name / city / test date].

i. Via elcetronic bank trasnfer (EFT)
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank
Account name: British Council
Account number: 001-883526-00
Branch: Johannesburg Branch
Branch code: 730020
SWIFT address: SCBLZAJJ
Type: Current Account

ii. As a cash deposit
Bank: Nedbank South Africa
Account name: SCB – BRITISH COUNCIL
Account number: 145-41169-19
Branch name: Corporate Client Services JHB
Branch code: 145405

4. Once you have made the payment, please send us the payment receipt (if applicable) with the rest of your registration documents to IELTS.admin@britishcouncil.org.za or fax it to +27 (0) 86 570 0422.

IELTS test date confirmation

Once you have completed the booking process, we will send you a confirmation email at least one week before the test, 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 or after your main test day. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking Test date.

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.