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You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.

Important notice

Please note that there are websites pretending to be British Council IELTS registration sites. They are not associated with us and we are not responsible for the content on those sites.
Before you enter any personal details, please make sure that you are using our secure online registration system.

To register, simply follow our eight steps below: 

1. Read the information for candidates

Download and read Information for Candidates which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. 

2. Decide which version of the test is right for you

There are two versions of the IELTS test:

IELTS Academic
IELTS General Training

Check out our simple guidance below to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.

What do you want to do?

I want to: 

  • study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level; or
  • join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country.

The version you need      

You should take IELTS Academic                                                            

I want to: 

  • train or study at below degree level
  • work or undertake work-related training in an English-speaking country
  • emigrate to an English-speaking country.
You should take IELTS General Training

3. Check the IELTS test dates

Use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.

Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification in advance by email if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.

4. Register online 

Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test.

5. Prepare and send your documents  

You will need one of the following documents when you register for your test.

Kuwaiti nationals: Passport or Kuwaiti National ID

Non Kuwaiti nationals: Passport

We will click a photo of your ID document on the day of your test. However, you will need to bring the original document when you attend your IELTS written and speaking test.

You will not be allowed to take your IELTS test without original ID. We are not able to refund or transfer your test date if you can’t produce your ID.

Please contact your test centre at least five working days before your first test date if you are unable to produce the same ID on the test day.

6. Choose your payment method

You can pay for your test in one of the following ways:


You can pay online using your credit card. Currently K-net cards are not acceptable.



  • Cash
  • K-net
  • Credit Card 

The IELTS test fee is  80 KWD.

7.  Complete your registration

You will need to make the payment within one day (before 12:30PM the next day) of your online registration, otherwise your application will be cancelled.

Confirmation of your test

When the British Council receives your payment, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Copies of your results

If you would like your results to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form. We can issue a maximum of five copies per student

8. After you register

  • After registering you will receive an automatic email containing your access codes to our free online resources: Road to IELTS 
  • We will send you a confirmation email as soon as you complete your online registration giving you the start time of your test and the venue address.

For more information about the registration process please contact us at:

Kuwait : +965 2205 2300 or email

 Special arrangements 

IELTS is designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have. We can help you with any special arrangements you require for your test. Please contact us three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements.


If you want to request a refund, please read our refund policy prior to making a request. If you want to do this, please complete and submit a request for refund form along with the supporting evidence. We will need to receive your request and supporting evidence at least five days before the test date. 

Test day transfers 

If you want to transfer to a different test date, you need to notify us at least five weeks prior to the test session you have registered for. To do this, please complete and submit a Request for Transfer Form.

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