Information about regulations and procedure related to the registration of IELTS can be found on this page.
If you need information about IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Life Skills, please click the link below.
A valid passport is necessary in order to register for IELTS. Make sure to register the necessary passport information by the given deadline and to bring the exact same passport on the day of the test.
You must bring a Valid Passport on the test day
If you are applying for Visa after registering for IELTS, please plan wisely taking into consideration the Visa administration period and make sure your passport is returned by your test date.
You will not be allowed to sit the test nor be eligible for cancellation, refund, or transfer of test date if you do not have your passport with you on the test date.
It is necessary to obtain an IELTS ID for registration. Additionally, please make sure to read the information listed below (STEP 1-9) before registering as it contains important information related to payment, test day procedure, as well as test regulations.
Recommended System Requirements
You can use both PC (tablet, too) and smartphone, however, some devices may be unsupported. As for brower, please make sure to use the latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari.
◆Terms and Conditions◆
If you have an IELTS ID, enter your ID and password and click "Login and Registration".
If you do not have IELTS ID, just click "Registration"
Select your test site, test module (test type), and test date.
12:00 noon, 5 days prior to the written test
Select credit card (method A) or convenience store/ATM (method B)
|Lawson, Familymart, Ministop, Seicomart
|Post office ATM
3-A-1 Enter credit card information
3-A-2 Confirmation via email
Confirmation email sent to registered address : Notice of your IELTS registration confirmation
3-B-1 Confirmation email sent to registered address: Notice of your IELTS registration confirmation
3-B-2 Payment at convenience store/post office ATM
Pay test fee at convenience store/post office following the directions in the email. The deadline for payment is also written in the email, so please pay by the deadline. If payment is not made by the deadline, your registration will be automatically cancelled.
Paying at convenience stores
Please find the appropriate 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.
Touch the Blue button towards the left of the initial screen with "インターネット受付"written.
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.
Select the "インターネット受付け"button.
Paying at Post Office ATM
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"
3-B-3 Once the test centre has confirmed your payment, you will receive Notice of receipt of your IELTS payment via email.
Reservation of speaking test time
If you wish to reserve your speaking test time, you can do so from the dedicated reservation site. Please access the website from the URL included in the confirmation email which you will receive after registration.
You will only be allowed to sit the test after the designated test centre has confirmed that all of required information is registered.
Changes to Registration
Refunds and Transfers
As a general rule, the Examination fee will not be refunded
However, you may be able to apply for special considerations. Special consideration is defined as follows:
Serious medical conditions/ injuries on the test date
If you are diagnosed to have COVID-19 and/or have serious medical conditions that prevent you from sitting the test, please submit a medical certificate as supporting evidence within 5 business days from the test date.
If any of the below conditions apply, please provide us with the respective supporting evidence within 5 business days after the test date.
Make a coloured copy of your passport, and add your test dates, candidate number and full name on the right side as shown below.
If you align the passport with the corner of the copier, there will be no margin around the passport copy which may result in some vital information being cut off.
To avoid this, please place the passport about 1cms away from the corner of the copier.
If you have renewed passport after application,
Please make sure to complete the following directions by noon(12:00), 5 days prior to the written test.
The Confirmation Notice can be viewed after 19:00, 4 days prior to the written test from the "受験確認書ダウンロード・登録内容確認・変更・キャンセル (Confirm Notice Doｗnload and Confirm/Change/Cancel Registration Status)" page of "My Page." Please make sure to read through the Confirmation Notice before the test date.
The following information will be listed on the Confirmation Notice
Special notes regarding downloading the Confirmation Notice
Only the following are permitted in the test room:
Special Circumstances for Personal Belongings
|Test Fee(per person per test)
|Extra copies of Test Report Form (TRF)
|Postage for sending Test Report Form
The deadline for cancelation is the same as the deadline for registration.
Please contact the pertinent test centre for second or additional changes.
IELTS Official Test Centres make every effort to cater for test takers with special requirements.
Please click the link below for more information regarding special arrangement.
Make sure to read through the following documents. By registering for an IELTS session, it will mean that you have agreed to the terms and conditions set forth.