The British Council in Vietnam offers these IELTS tests: IELTS Academic, IELTS General Training and IELTS for UK visas and immigration (IELTS UKVI).

You can make your IELTS booking with us online or through our authorised IELTS registration partners. When you make a British Council IELTS booking, you can be certain you will be taking your test at an official IELTS test centre.


You can make your British Council IELTS booking online – and get these benefits included in your IELTS test fee: 

  • Your access to the free online IELTS preparation courses: 'IELTS Ready Premium' that includes free IELTS practice tests, model IELTS answers and more expert tips.
  • Five extra IELTS Test Report Forms. We send these free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)


How to do your IELTS exam booking online in Vietnam

Test type Fee Book
IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training - in centre (paper or computer)  VND4,664,000 Book now 
IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (paper or computer) VND5,252,000 Book now 
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1)
VND4,414,000 Book now 

Steps for your British Council IELTS registration

1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID card or Passport at hand when you book your test. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age must be registered by their legal parent or guardian and have consent from their parent or guardian in order to leave exam premises alone on the test day.

2. See the IELTS test terms and conditions and Information for Candidates , which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the British Council IELTS exam results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16. 

3. You have 24 hours to complete your registration and payment otherwise your registration will be automatically cancelled. Candidates can choose from these options to pay for your test: pay by cash at British Council offices, via card/debit card (VISA/Mastercard) through our online registration system, or via bank transfer.

4. After successful registration, the British Council encourages candidates to recheck the information you have registered by logging into your exam registration account following the video instructions . If you need to change your registered information, please notify the British Council at least 04 working days before your test date for assistance.

Pay your IELTS booking fee at a British Council office

You can pay by credit card or cash at British Council offices in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

  • Hanoi: 20 Thuy Khue street, Tay Ho district
  • HCMC: first floor, Viettel Complex Building, 285 Cach Mang Thang Tam street, ward 12, district 10.

Customer services opening hours

  • Hanoi: 08.30–19.00 (Monday–Friday); 08.30–12.00 and 13.30–16.30 (Saturday)
  • HCMC: 08.30–19.00 (Monday–Friday); 08.30–12.00 and 13.30–16.30 (Saturday)

When you come to IELTS registration, please ensure you bring the Acknowledgement of Receipt of IELTS Test Application and a copy of your ID card or passport (notarisation is not required). 

Note: Your payment is only accepted at one of our British Council offices 

Pay via bank transfer

Make a bank transfer to the following account and upload your evidence of payment approval to British Council online registration system or email British Council. Hanoi candidates email to via HCMC candidates email to

Your booking for IELTS exam will be processed within three days of British Council receiving your test application and test fee.

Please noted that Instant money transfer service at some banks has not been available for Citibank.

  • Beneficiary name: BRITISH COUNCIL VIET NAM LLC
  • Account number (VND): 0201912008
  • Bank: Citi Bank, N.A Hanoi branch
  • Address: Horison Tower, 40 Cat Linh street, Cat Linh ward, Dong Da district, Hanoi.
  • Bank code: 01605001
  • Swift code: CITIVNVX
  • Instruction: <Payment reference > <phone number>

In the Instruction for bank transfer description, please use exactly:

  • Payment reference: You can find the Registration Reference Number (example: A3-VN002-S-XXXXXXX) in the confirmation email or test taker portal.
  • Your phone number: (example: 84-09XXXXXXXX)

Notes: Candidates are responsible for the payment of transfer or any other bank fees in addition to test fees that may be charged.

If you are unable to email evidence of payment approval (file exceeds 10MB), please call our hotline (1800 1299) for support.


IELTS test date confirmation

Once you have completed the IELTS booking process, you will receive a confirmation of completion of IELTS registration and acceptance of application. You will also receive the access to the full IELTS preparation materials to support you with your IELTS test, including Road to IELTS and all other British Council IELTS preparation materials.

Your IELTS Speaking test may be scheduled on the same day as other parts of the exam, or on a different day within a seven-day window before or after your main test date. The test centre will send you a confirmation for the Speaking test date.