Registration

Please prepare a valid/not expired passport before registering for IELTS. You will be needing your passport for registration as well as sitting the test. Before you register you need to decide if you need to take the Academic version, General Training, IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills and then, choose your test date and venue. This can not be changed after 17:00 of the closing date (5 weeks before the test date).
Note that IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills are hosted by the British Council, and you are not able to register for these tests through our website. The Eiken Foundation of Japan is only providing information about the “current” IELTS.

Passport - Mandatory for IELTS -

IELTS require all candidates to bring the original copy of their passport on the test day. Under no circumstances should you fail to bring your passport on the day, you will not be allowed to sit the test. No refund or change of test date will be permitted.

You must bring a Valid Passport on the test day

  • *The passport must be the ORIGINAL copy and VALID / not expired on the day.
  • *The Passport number must match the number used for registration.
    You will not be allowed to sit the test if the numbers do not match.

Please note the following:

If you have renewed your passport after registration.

If you have renewed your passport after registration, the IELTS office needs to be informed in order to update your personal details. Please send us the copy of your new passport either by e-mail or mail as soon as possible. After receiving the copy of your passport, we will confirm acceptance by e-mail or phone call. However if, by any chance, you do not receive any confirmation from the IELTS Office, please let us know.
If you do not send us the new copy of your new passport by the designated date, the IELTS office will not be able to update your personal details and you will not be allowed to sit the test.

Please remember to bring the New passport on the test day.

When applying for VISA

We have a refund policy for those who were obligated to apply for VISA after registering for IELTS. If you have difficulty attending the test due to administration for VISA, you will be able to request for a refund. The refund will be examination fee minus commission of 6,300JPY.

Procedures for requesting refund

  1. 1.Please send us the copy of the receipt for your VISA by e-mail or mail. The deadline is 7 days before the registered test date.
  2. 2.Please send us the copy of your VISA by e-mail or mail page after it has been published.
  3. 3.After we confirm the above two items, the refund will be deposited into your designated account.

Online Registration

Please use the latest browser. Recommended browsers are Internet Explorer 6 or later version, Firefox 2 or later version. Please also make sure that you have read the Notice to Candidates prior to registering.

Internet Explorer 6.0 or later version, Firefox 2.0 or later version

  • Candidates without IELTS ID

    • An IELTS ID is necessary to register online. Please click here to start the process.
  • Candidates with IELTS ID

    • Login to register

Process for online registration

IELTS ID and Password

  1. 1.You can set your IELTS ID and password by yourself. You are responsible for your IELTS ID and password. Please keep them secure. Eiken Foundation of Japan is not responsible for your IELTS ID and password.
  2. 2.If you have not obtained your IELTS ID, please input your personal information. When you press "Registration for your IELTS account" button, your IELTS ID will be issued and your personal information will be registered. You will receive an email to confirm that your IELTS account registration is complete.
  3. 3.Your IELTS ID cannot be shared by other parties.

Test Venue, Module, and Test day

  1. 1.Candidates must give their passport number at the time of IELTS registration. The passport must be valid. No other forms of identification are allowed.
  2. 2.If you wish to change your test venue, module, or test date, you may do so up to 5 weeks before the date of the written test. This change can be made only once. An administration fee of 6,300 JPY (including tax) will be made for this service.(*)
  • *Note that requested changes of date or module are strictly subject to availability.
  • *This information only applies to the IELTS tests, which the Eiken Foundation of Japan is hosting.

Identification Documents

  1. 1.Candidates must give their passport number at the time of IELTS registration. The passport must be valid. No other forms of identification are allowed.
  2. 2.Candidates must present the same passport used in the application for registration on the day of the test. Candidates who do not present the same passport will not be allowed to take the test. No refund or change of test date will be permitted.

Payment of test fee

  1. 1.Please select your preferred method of payments from credit card (JCB, MASTER, NICOS, VISA), convenience stores (Lawson, Familymart, Ministop, Seicomart) or ATM machines at post offices.
  2. 2.Some post office do not have ATMs. Please check.
  3. 3.If you wish to pay at convenience stores, your payment has to be made within 4 days of your registration date. Otherwise, your entry will be canceled.

Convenience Stores

Please find the pertinent process for each store. Make sure to have your Payment ID Number and telephone number with you. The Payment ID Number is listed in the e-mail you receive after registering online.

Lawson

Touch the Blue button towards the left of the initial screen with 「インターネット受付」written.

FamilyMart

Touch the 「代金支払い」box from the first screen and then the 「イーコンテクスト(インターネット受付)」box on the following screen.

Seico Mart

Select the 「インターネット受付け」button

Post Office ATM Payment

Look for the Pay-easy mark on the ATM and select the 「料金払込(ペイジー)」on the bottom right of the screen. Then select the 「手入力」box on the right and input the following 「収納機関番号(58093)」・「your phone number」・「確認番号(Payment ID Number」

Payment ID Number and Contact reference number

  1. 1.When you see 'Successful message', your registration is complete. Please print this screen or note the numbers. You will receive an e-mail to confirm your registration. If you don't receive this e-mail message, please login again with your IELTS ID and password, and go to "Confirm or Change of your registration details" to see if your entry has been successful.
  2. 2.If you fail to pay the fee and send a copy of your passport, you will not be able to take the test.

Cancellations and refunds

  1. 1.If you wish to cancel your test, the deadline is 17:00 on the Friday 5 weeks before the date of the written test. An administration fee of 6,300 JPY (including tax) will be made for this service.
    To cancel tests, please login to your my page from the URL below and click on "Confirm/Change/Cancel Registration status" . The refund will be deposited into the designated bank account about a month from the cancellation.
  2. 2.If you fail to attend any part of the test, you will not be eligible for a refund* except in the following circumstances. An administration fee of 6,300 JPY (including tax) will be made for this service.(*1)
  • Serious illness on the test day. Minor illnesses and colds are not considered grounds for refund. Medical evidence is required(*2)
  • Interruption of public transportation on the test day. Certification from the public transport company is required(*2)
  • Loss or bereavement - attending the funeral of a family member. Relevant documentation is required(*2)
  • *1Eiken Foundation of Japan will refund only when the candidate's request has been approved.
  • *2The evidence must be original and issued within a day before or after the registered test date.

Test day rule

  1. 1.Candidates can only bring their passport, non-mechanical pencils, erasers without cover and water(*) in a non-coloured transparent bottle into the test room. All other personal items including electrotic devices and wrist watches are prohibited in the test room. Failure to observe this will result in candidates not being allowed to sit the test and forfeit of the test fee.
  2. 2.Failure to observe test day rules, cheating or any other serious breach of procedures (link) will result in candidates not being allowed to sit the test and forfeit of the test fee.
  • *Water only - no other drinks allowed.

Fees and payment terms

  Fees
(inclusive of 8% tax)

Test fee
(Per person per examination)

25,380JPY

Extra copies of Test Report Form (TRF)

We supply you with one TRF free of charge. In addition, we are able to send copies of your TRF to a maximum of five institutions/organisations free of charge. If you require more than 5 TRFs to be sent, or if your request is made more than 30 days after the date of issue of your TRF, a charge of 1,100 JPY will be made for each copy. Please note that due to system regulations it may not be possible to issue additional TRFs if your request is made immediately before the two-year time limit.

1,100JPY
Postage sending Test Report Form by Registered Mail (However, e-version of TRF postage is free of charge.)
(in addition to the Test Report Form fee)
1,600JPY

Cancellations

The deadline for cancelation is the same day as the deadline for registration. (17:00p.m. of Friday 5 weeks before the test date or 17:00 p.m. of Wednesday 5 weeks before the test date if you applied for a Thursday session.)
To cancel tests, please login to your my page from the URL below and click on "Confirm/Change/Cancel Registration status" . The refund will be deposited into the designated bank account about a month from the cancellation.

6,300JPY

Changes

If you wish to change your test date, module or test venue you may do so until 17:00 on the Friday 5 weeks before the date of the written test, or 17:00 on the Wednesday 5 weeks before the written test if you applied for a Thursday session.
Contact the registered test centre to check if the change you would like to request can be made or not. Send completed "Request Form for Change" to the test centre by registration closing date.

  • *Please note that requested changes of date or module are strictly subject to availability.
6,300JPY

FAQ and Contact

Candidates are asked to submit identity documents after test fee payments, regardless of whether the application was made online or through regular mail. Necessary identity document is a photocopy of the photograph page of the passport used when registering (must be valid at the time of registration and on the day of the test). Without the copy of your passport, the application is not complete and candidates will not be permitted to sit the test. Refunds and/or alternative test dates will not be given under such circumstances.

  • *There is a limited number of seats available at each testing site. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and only test sites with available seating can be selected. Registration for test sites which have reached full capacity before the deadline may not be open.
  • *Test centres make every effort to cater to the special needs of any disabled candidates, to enable them to best understand questions and tasks, and to give their answers. It is our aim for the language level of all candidates, irrespective of disability, to be assessed fairly and objectively. Candidates with special needs should inform us at least 6 months before the test date so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Contact

  • IELTS Tokyo Test Center(JP500)

    For Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, Hakodate, Sendai, Saitama, Matsumoto, Tsuru, Kanazawa test sites

    Address : 55 Yokodera-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8055
    TEL:03-3266-6852
    FAX:03-3266-6145

  • IELTS Osaka Test Center(JP512)

    For Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Okayama, Fukuoka, Kochi, Okinawa test sites

    Address : Kyotomi Bldg. 4F 1-3-16 Sonezaki-shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0002
    TEL:06-6455-6286
    FAX:06-6455-6287