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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test. More than two million IELTS tests are taken each year.

Taking IELTS opens doors – it can help you live, study and work around the world. More than 9,000 organisations in 140 countries accept IELTS, including government, academic and employment institutions.

IELTS is the only English language test accepted for immigration purposes by all countries that require one.

If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, IELTS is on the list of approved secure English Language Tests. You can find more information in our IELTS for UK Visa and Immigration section. 

Warning

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

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