When you take your IELTS test with the British Council you will get an English language certification which is accepted by universities, companies and government agencies in Canada, the United States and other English-speaking countries. Here you will find information to start your booking process in the best possible way including prices, upcoming dates, test centres, and the documents you need for registration.

Important notice:

Before registration, you must confirm with the institution requiring your certification, which specific IELTS test you should take.


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Make sure you have a valid identification document

When you register for your test, you will need to enter a valid identification number (carnet, identity card or passport). Please make sure your document is valid at the time of registration and on your test day.

Please note that on your test day you will need to show the same document you used when you registered; otherwise, you will not be able to take your test or request a refund.

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Download and read the information for candidates

Download our information for candidates document and find important information like formats, types of questions and results before taking your IELTS test.


Once you have completed your registration, you will have up to 24 hours to make the payment, otherwise your reservation will be cancelled (if it is the closing registration day you must make the payment immediately). 

You can make your payment by bank transfer or bank deposit to the British Council detailing the following information:

Financial institution Banco Metropolitano
Account owner British Council
Account number 0523320000150331
Address 5ta y 112, Playa, Havana, Cuba
Reference Please specify the name of the test-taker, candidate number and test type.

It is important to keep in mind that:

  • When paying for your IELTS test at the bank, you must request the bank cashier to write the full name of the test-taker as well as the test date and candidate number in the description.
  • At the time you make the transaction, the exchange rate will depend on the bank. Make sure you have the total amount according to the exchange rate of the day and the financial institution to avoid any issues.
  • Bear in mind that international transactions could take several working days to be approved by local banks (two to three working days).
  • If you have a MLC card you can pay with it but in person in the bank, by requesting a bank transfer. You can make your payment by transfer (MLC) or bank deposit at any bank or financial institution within the national territory in the name of the British Council.
  • If, four (4) days before your test date, you have not made the immediate payment (regardless of the payment source), your booking will be cancelled. This is because of our administrative closure of the test. If you are in this situation, your booking will be moved to next available date.
  • Transactions for banks other than Metropolitano may not always be successful. Please try to complete your process through Banco Metropolitano as your first option (branch Calle 112 y 5ta Ave. Miramar).
  • Transfermovil is not available for this type of transaction.
  • In your registration, please do not use emails with the domain.

Once you have made the payment, you will need to send your bank receipt at the following e-mail:

Get your test date confirmation

After you register and your payment is approved you will receive:

  • An automatic email with your access to the free online preparation resources IELTS Ready: Premium.
  • Your reference number to access the IELTS Test Taker Portal.
  • An email confirming the start time of the two parts of the test (written and oral), as well as the address of the place where you will take your test. This will be sent on the second working day after the closing date for registration.

You will take your speaking test from one to seven days before or after the written test. You will be notified in advance of the date and time of the speaking test. In special cases you can request to take the test on the same day as the written test.

Our IELTS test fee includes exclusive IELTS preparation materials, including free practice tests and much more.

Where can you take IELTS in Cuba?

City Venue Address
Havana San Geronimo University College

Mercaderes, San Ignacio, Obispo y O´Reilly
Habana Vieja

Looking to work, study, or live in the UK?

If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.

IELTS special arrangements

We’re here to assist if you have any special needs that may impact on your ability to take IELTS. Find out more about our broad range of support tools and adjustments.

IELTS cancellation and refund policy

Find out what to do if you have to cancel your test or need to take it on a different date.

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