Test fees for UKVI IELTS testing differ depending on the city in which you write the test.
UKVI test fees are inclusive of applicable taxes.
IELTS UKVI – $359
IELTS Life Skills – $257
IELTS UKVI – $352
IELTS Life Skills – $257
Transfer, refund and cancellation policy
A request for cancellation or postponement of your test must be made via e-mail, letter or fax ONLY. Telephone cancellation or postponement will not be accepted. Submit the Request for Refund or Test Day Transfer Form to the IELTS Test Centre. Submission of this request does not automatically guarantee that the request will be accepted.
- Cancellation more than 5 weeks ahead of the test date – you will receive a full refund less a $75.00 administrative fee.
- Cancellation less than 5 weeks ahead of the test date – you will receive NO refund.
- Failure to appear for the test is considered a cancellation and NO refund will be issued. You must re-apply.
More than five weeks prior
The request for Test Day Transfer must be made more than five weeks prior to the elected test date. A $75.00 administrative fee will be applied. Transfer dates will depend on availability.
Less than five weeks prior
If you transfer less than five weeks prior to the elected test date, it will be treated as a cancellation and you will receive NO refund. You must re-apply, paying full test fees.
If you cancel or transfer within the five-week period prior to the test date you will only receive a refund (less above administration fee) if you can provide evidence that your ability to sit the test has been affected by serious illness or cause as listed below**:
- Serious Illness: hospital admission or serious injury
- Loss or bereavement: the death of a close family member
- Hardship/trauma: victim of crime, victim of traffic accident
- Military service
**You must complete the Request for Refund or Test Day Transfer Form no later than five (5) working days after the test date and attach appropriate documentation and/or evidence—a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner, a death notice or certificate or a police report.
IELTS test results are released 13 calendar days after the test and can be viewed online.
Candidates must pay a courier fee in order to have an original Test Report Form (TRF) sent to their respective addresses.
A candidate may request up to five (5) additional TRFs to be sent to Receiving Institutions (universities, professional bodies, etc) within two (2) years of taking the IELTS test. An order for more than five (5) TRFs will be subject to additional fees.
NOTE: Test Centres are NOT permitted to give test results over the telephone, via fax or e-mail to the candidate
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions here.