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It is easy to register for an IELTS test at British Council Philippines.

There are four ways you can register for an IELTS test and you can choose based on the most convenient way for you. Registration can be done through the following:

  • visit our office
  • send it through courier
  • course it through our registration agents
  • use our IELTS Online Registration and Payment System

To know the procedures, please click on PAPER BASED APPLICATION below if you choose to visit our office, send it through courier or register through our agents.

To know the procedure for using IELTS Online Registration and Payment System, please click ONLINE REGISTRATION below.

It is advisable that you register for the test at least two weeks before your preferred test date to ensure availability of slots. Some tests fill up very quickly.


Step 1:  Choose a Test Date and Location here

Step 2:  Three ways to obtain an application form

by downloading here

collect from the British Council Office at
               10th Floor Taipan Place
                F. Ortigas Jr Road, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City
                Registration Hours: Monday to Saturday
                9.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

from our network of authorised registration agents

Step 3:  Complete the application form and requirements

Test Fee (Php 8,986.00). British Council accepts the following forms of payment: cash, manager’s cheque payable to the British Council and bank deposit through Banco de Oro branches.  All payments should be in Philippine Pesos only. For those who are decided to use the bank deposit facility,  please click HERE for further instructions.

Provide photocopy of a valid National ID which can be any of the following: passport; PRC ID; SSS or GSIS ID and Unified Multi-Purpose ID. Your ID should still be valid on the exam day.

Do not forget to sign the form and keep pages i to iv  of the application form and read the "Notice to IELTS Candidates” very carefully.

On page 1, number 7, please write your address and note on the Zip/Postal code line the word MAIL if you want us to mail it to the address written on your application form, PICK-UP if you want to pick-up your result at British Council office or PICK-UP AT LBC BRANCH if you want us to send it to your preferred LBC branch and claim it there for your convenience.

*MAIL is only applicable to a Philippine address. Only complete addresses can be processed since they are sent through LBC.

*PICK-UP AT LBC BRANCH must include the name of the LBC branch e.g. PICK UP AT LBC BRANCH Bonifacio Baguio City

Page 3 of the form,  Institution Applications, will not be processed during registration.  Please disregard this page.

Step 4:  Submit the application form together with the requirements and test fee. There are three ways to do this:

Drop off at the British Council. Registration is from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Our office is also open from 9.00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Sent through WWWExpress/ DHL for free. Go to any WWWExpress/DHL outlet and quote British Council Account 642210981. WWWExpress will deliver your application to our office free of charge. Please note that WWWExpress/DHL only accepts manager's cheque for test fee payment.
Submitted through one of our registration agents  

At registration you or your agent will be issued with an official receipt and a confirmation letter indicating the test schedule and venue.



STEP 1:  Go to https://philippines.ielts.britishcouncil.org/iorpsea/

STEP 2: Choose the test module you are taking from the drop down box- Academic or General Training.

STEP 3:  Choose your preferred test date and location from the list of available sessions.

STEP 4: Indicate whether you need any special requirements for the test due to ill health/medical conditions, then click the ‘Next’ button.

STEP 5: Click ‘New registration.’  Upon successful registration, you will be given a user account that will enable you to login to our online system anytime.

STEP 6:  Enter all information on the online application form.  

STEP 7: Upload a copy of your valid ID to ‘Upload/Change ID/Passport copy which can be any of the following: passport; PRC ID; SSS or GSIS ID and Unified Multi-Purpose ID. Your ID should still be valid on the exam day.

STEP 8: Read the IELTS Test Terms and Conditions and tick the box to confirm that you have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions.

STEP 9: Enter your credit card details and click ‘Pay by credit card’ to pay the test fee of Php8,986.00.

STEP 10: Upon confirmation of payment, print your acknowledgment receipt and confirmation letter. These documents will also be sent to the e-mail address that you used in registration. Your official receipt will be issued to you on the day of the test.

STEP 11: British Council will contact you for the exact time of your Speaking test through e-mail or phone call.


In order to ensure that the language ability of all candidates is assessed fairly and objectively, IELTS provides a comprehensive service for candidates who have special requirements, including specific learning difficulties, hearing difficulties and visual difficulties.

If you require a modified version of the test, for example in Braille, you must give the test centre three months’ notice. This notice period is necessary for the modified test version to be prepared. If your circumstances require only special administrative arrangements to be made, such as extra time, you must give the test centre six weeks’ notice. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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