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IELTS for Work and Migration

Planning to migrate to Australia, the UK, Canada or New Zealand by applying for work visas, skilled or business migration visas?

IELTS is accepted by governments around the world, as you apply for work visas, skilled migration and permanent residency, you would need to submit your IELTS results as a proof of your English abilities.
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IELTS Registration and Important Notes

IELTS Registration process is very simple. To register for an IELTS test, you could either apply in person at the IDP Education Hong Kong Wan Chai Office, or more conveniently, simply register online. IELTS test fee is HKD $2,300. Registration and payment must be completed within 24 hours, and your admission document, dates and time of both your written and speaking tests will be sent to you 7 days prior to the test. You must arrive early on the test day to register and store your personal belongings. Please bring along your ID and admission document for verification, and have your fingerprint scanned before entering the test venue.

(Caution: Customer services, like registration, change test date, collect IELTS result,  will ONLY be available at IDP Education Wan Chai Office. Locations other than this, are where IELTS exam take place) 

IELTS reflects the ability to communicate in English and assess a wide range of skills. Therefore, it is important to develop your test taking strategies. Candidates should make full use of the official test preparation resources, such as the free IDP IELTS expert seminar, online mock tests, online practices and so on. As long as you have a clear understanding of the content, format and scoring criteria of the test and leverage our preparation resources, it would be easy to score well!

IELTS for Immigration to Australia

In Australia, IELTS is accepted for many visa categories as well as permanent residency. IELTS is also required by some Australian professional organisations and registration bodies. >>>Learn More

IELTS for Immigration to UK

When applying to live permanently in the UK (also known as applying for 'leave to remain' or 'long residence'), you are required to demonstrate satisfactory English language skills. >>>Learn More

IELTS for Immigration to Canada

If you are applying for a work visa, professional registration or for permanent residency in Canada, you will probably have to submit proof of English language proficiency as a part of your application. IELTS General Training is accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for immigration to Canada. >>>Learn More

IELTS for Immigration to New Zealand

IELTS is required by the New Zealand government for different types of visas, including Skilled Migrant, Investor and Entrepreneur, Residence, Work and Parent categories as evidence of English language ability. >>>Learn More

Which IELTS test should I take?

IELTS offers IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The IELTS test you take – and the score you need – will depend on both the requirements of your visa and of the organisation where you plan to study. If you are planning to migrate to English speaking countries like Australia, the UK, Canada or New Zealand, IELTS General Training would be one of their English requirements. If you are planning to migrate to the UK, you may need to take IELTS for UKVI to meet relevant visa requirements.
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IELTS Examination Venue

IDP Education IELTS tests are generally held in hotels, schools and conference centers. The venues are mostly located on Hong Kong Island (including: Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, etc.) and Kowloon (including: Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, etc.) and Shatin. Below are some commonly used testing venue locations.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the test taker to register for the right type of test (IELTS, IELTS UKVI, Life Skills A1 or Life Skills B1). The test centre cannot be held responsible for an incorrect selection.

Please Note

We have noticed some online advertisements on several social media sites claim to provide services for IELTS test takers, such as registering for IELTS, collection of results and making arrangements for a re-mark of the test. We advise all potential IELTS test takers to avoid using such services that are not directly affiliated to IELTS.
Once you’ve submitted your IELTS application, it’s time to start preparing. Learn tips, get sample tests, past papers, and more from IDP. We even offer 30 days of free online practice to get you better prepared for your examination.
If you have any questions, require special arrangements, or anything else, please speak to your test centre team. They will be more than happy to assist you in any way regarding the IELTS registration and application, as well as information about the test day.

Please read "Notice to Test Takers: Special precautionary measures on Test Day"

*Note: For most updated information please refer to official government websites of respective countries

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IELTS - Opens the Door to Work Overseas

As the world's most popular high-stakes English-Language test, IELTS is recognised by governments in more countries than any other English Language test for immigration and permanent residency.

IELTS test format

IELTS is a test of all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between. Depending on your test centre, your Speaking test may be on the same day as the other three tests or up to seven days before or after that. The total test time is under three hours.

IELTS for Study in local or overseas

IDP Education can help you gain admission to education institutions. We help you find the best course of study for your needs, submit your university application, guide you through the visa requirements, register for your IELTS test and help you prepare for life in your new country.

Why take IELTS with IDP Education?

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service to ensure our candidates have the best possible experience when taking their IELTS test.

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