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You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our online Registration service. 


We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.

To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website. 

Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly. 

If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test

To register, simply follow the steps below:


Download and read Information for Candidates contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. ”Please note that IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16.


There are two versions of the IELTS test:

IELTS Academic
IELTS General Training

 Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.  


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

There are a limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. To make sure you get a place, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date. Of course, places may be available after this date.   

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 if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day


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

Please ensure you are able to provide the documents in step 5 and are able to pay using one of the payment methods in step 6.


After you have completed the Application online, you will receive an automatic email confirming your registration. We need to receive payment within three working days of your online registration. Unfortunately, if we do not receive payment within three working days your application will be cancelled. 

You or someone you authorise, need to come to the exams registration office in the British Council in Siyahia.

  • Confirmation letter printed out after completing your online registration 
  • clear coloured photocopy of your valid passport
  • certified cheque (صك مصدق) for the amount of LYD400 payable to the ‘’British Council’’  (المجلس الثقافي البريطاني)

our working hours : Sunday to Thursday from 10.00 to 14.00.

Please note that we only accept a certified cheque as a method of payment, no cash or bank transfer will be accepted.


After registering you will receive an automatic email containing your access codes to our free online resources: Road to IELTS 

We will send you further details via SMS and email to confirm your speaking test date and time. 

For more information please contact our Exams Services: or call us on (+218) (0) 926600332.

After registering online you will receive an email that verifies your online application. Please read it carefully and print a copy of it. 



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 the exams team 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.

You can apply for a refund: 

If you cancel your registration at least five weeks before the test date. You will receive a refund of the test fee, minus a 50 LYD administration fee.

If you cancel your registration within five weeks or less of the test date, you will not receive a refund unless you can provide appropriate evidence to support your cancellation. If you want to do this, please complete and submit a Request for Refund Form  with the supporting evidence. We will need to receive your request and supporting evidence at least five days before the test date.


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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