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Find an IELTS test date in Qatar by entering your criteria below and clicking 'Find'.

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Important information:

Expatriates: We accept only a Valid Original Passport as an ID document. Do not register with your Qatari ID.

Qataris: We accept a Valid National ID or a Valid Original Passport as an ID document. Please bring the same document you registered with.

  • Candidates will not be allowed to take the test without the Original Valid Passport and no transfer or refund is permitted. Qataris can bring either their Original Valid Passport or National ID. Any other form of ID is not accepted.


IELTS Test Venue: The venue for the IELTS test is Al Ahnaf Bin Qais Independent School, West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar. Please go to this site  to view the map. Please report at 07:45 am for the test. Late arrivals will not be allowed to take the test and their test fees will be forfeited.


Speaking Test Update: The Speaking Test can be held on the test day as well as 7 days before or 7 days after the test date. We will notify the candidates in case their speaking test is scheduled on days other than the test date.


Hand Held Metal Detector Policy:


Mobile Phones, Bluetooth Devices, Wrist Watches or any kind of Electronic Devices are not allowed in the test hall/rooms.

As per new IELTS policy, all candidates are required to be scanned at the venue by hand held metal detectors to mitigate the risk of candidates carrying Mobile Phones, Bluetooth Devices or any kind of Electronic Devices in the test venues as these devices can interfere in the proper administration of the test. Kindly co-operate with us.


British Council Qatar IELTS Refund & Transfer Policy

  • Candidates who request a postponement or cancellation of their test within 5 weeks of the test date will be charged the full fee unless they are able to provide appropriate medical evidence to support their request. Medical evidence must be provided no later than 5 days after the test date.Administration fee of QAR 250.00 will be deducted for every refund & QAR 225.00 will be charged for every transfer.


  • If the candidate requests for a postponement or cancellation because of bereavement of a close family member or hardship/trauma – victim of crime, victim of a traffic accident, exemptions can be made provided valid evidence is presented.


IELTS results process

Your IELTS results will be available 13 days* after your test and recorded on a Test Report Form. You can preview your results online and we will also provide a preview by SMS alert.

*conditions apply

The IELTS results process ensures the Test Report Form detailing your results can be collected from the British Council Customer Service. We don't post Test Report Form unless the customer request at the time of registration and customer are liable to pay the postage/courier fee. Centres are not permitted to give results over the phone or by fax or email.

Additional TRF Request Update:

We are unable to process additional TRFs request made on the Online Registration System at the moment. Please contact Customer Service if you need additional TRFs. The processing time may take upto 5 working days.


Up to five copies of a TRF can be sent only to Recognising Organisations (Colleges, Universities and Immigration Authorities) at no extra charge but an additional fee of QR 65/- is applicable per copy after six weeks of the test date. TRFs cannot be sent to agent. If you want the TRF to be sent to other organisations (HR and training department in corporates), the request will be processed after verification with the relevant organisation.


P.S: From now onwards we will not be accepting addidtional TRF applications for Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as per the recent change in Australian Privacy Legislation.


Special Consideration Requests:

Candidates requiring special arrangements due to temporary, permanent or long-term disability, such as hearing/sight impairment, dyslexia or speech impediment; or short-term difficulties such as broken arm must give three months notice to the British Council Examinations Services so that the appropriate guidance and approval can be taken from Special Circumstance unit at Cambridge ESOL.


The British Council holds no liability for the theft or loss of any personal property on the IELTS Test Day.
Should candidates choose to bring personal belongings on the Test Day, the candidates, not The British Council, are responsible for ensuring that their belongings are secured.


IELTS Identity Authentication Management System:

The British Council has implemented an IELTS Identity Authentication Management System which captures each candidate's image, finger print and signature for candidate identity verification purposes on test days.

This will include:

  • Having your photograph taken. You will be required to temporarily remove any covering from your face. Any candidate who refuses to have a photograph taken will not be permitted to sit the test and will not be entitled to a refund. The photograph taken by the test centre will appear on your Test Report Form.


  • Providing a sample of your signature.


  • Having your finger scan taken.


Should you have any queries regarding this new registration procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To register for the IELTS Test in Qatar you should do the following:

• Step 1: Search for the available test dates and venues from the left panel.

• Step 2: Check availability of the test date and make a suitable selection by pressing Apply button.

• Step 3: Accept the IELTS Terms and Conditions after you have chosen a test date and center.

• Step 4: Fill in the IELTS online candidate registration form after accepting the terms and conditions.

• Step 5: Upload your Identity Document (Qataris: National ID/Passport and non-Qataris: Passport only) Please note the ID document can only be uploaded in the image format (.jpg, .bmp, .jpeg, .gif, .tif).  Alternatively you can submit them manually at our British Council office.

• Step 6: Either pay online or come to British Council office to make the payment. In case if you want to pay manually at British Council, please make sure the payment is made within 3 days of your booking unless otherwise you’re booking will be automatically cancelled.

• Step 7: Check your application details before you submit the application.

• Step 8: Submit your application by clicking on the Apply Now or using the Pay Now option if you are paying online. You will then receive an email containing details about your test booking. (Please note that if your uploaded ID is not accepted you will receive an e-mail to re-submit your ID and that has to be done within 24 hours of receiving the e-mail)

• Step 9: Once your payment & ID documents have been received and checked by us, a confirmation email will be sent to you containing all the details about your test venue and complete instructions regarding your test.

Please note you will also receive access to Road to IELTS- online practice materials


Should you have any queries regarding this new registration procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Office details:

British Council
99 Al Sadd Street
Doha, Qatar


Registration Timings


Sunday to Wednesday (08:00am – 08:00pm)
Thursday & Saturday (08:00am – 03:30pm)

For more information contact Customer Services
Tel: 974 44251888

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