Booking Your IELTS Exam for UK Visa Application. Full Guide.

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I’ll guide you through the process of registering for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam, specifically for those applying for a UK visa.

Whether you’re aiming for a UKV1 application, academic, or work visa, this step-by-step guide will help you navigate the booking process on the British Council website.

Understanding Visa Types

Begin by visiting if you’re in Nigeria.

Familiarize yourself with the different visa exams available, such as UKV1, academic, and work visa.

Choosing the Right Exam

Identify the specific English proficiency exam required for your visa application. Carefully read through the information provided, ensuring you know the type of visa you are applying for.

Initiating the Booking Process

Click on the “Book Now” option, and you’ll be redirected to a page where you can choose the exam format (paper or computer-based).

Specifying Exam Details

Specify the exam details, including the type of test (academic or general), test date, and location. Ensure you choose a date that suits your schedule.

Completing the Booking Process

Follow the prompts to complete your booking. You may need to upload an ID card and provide additional details about your occupation and English proficiency level.

Reviewing Your Application

Review all the information you’ve provided and ensure it is accurate. Confirm your chosen exam format, test date, and other relevant details. Accept the terms and conditions before proceeding.

Making the Payment

Choose your preferred method of payment. If paying online, input your card details. Be mindful of the countdown timer, as you typically have a limited time to complete the payment process.

Awaiting Approval

After making the payment, your test status will be marked as “awaiting approval.” Be patient, as it may take a few days for your booking to be confirmed.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully booked your IELTS test for your UK visa application. Remember to check your email for confirmation and additional instructions.

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