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You can register for IELTS in Cuba quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.

To register, simply follow the steps below:

1. Read the information for candidates

Download and read the Information for Candidates (PDF, 934 kb) which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16. 

2. Decide which version of the test is right for you

There are two versions of the IELTS test:

IELTS Academic

IELTS General Training

Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you. 

3. Check the IELTS test dates

IELTS dates, fees and locations

There are a limited number of places for all our IELTS test sessions. To make sure you get a place, we recommend that you register two months before your chosen test date. Of course, places may be available after this date. You can use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.

Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.

4. Register

Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test.

Alternatively, you can download an application form (PDF 468 KB) or collect an application form from our office in Cuba. Registration and payment will be open eight weeks before the exam date. You can register in our office within that period. We are open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09.00 to 12.00 hours.

Please ensure you are able to provide the documents in step 5 and are able to pay using one of the payment methods in step 6. 

5. Prepare and send your documents  

Please make sure you send a photocopy or scan of your identification document to the centre (your passport or European ID card) when you register for your test.

6. Choose your payment options

The cost of sitting a test is CUC 228. You can pay for your test via a bank transfer.

Payment should be made directly at Banco Metropolitano on 5th and 112, Playa, Havana, Cuba, before registering at the British Council office. Candidates should deposit CUC 228 and ask the cashier to include his/her name on the bank slip. Interested candidates will be given the corresponding bank instructions and deposit form when collecting the registration form from our office.

However you register, we recommend that you call our office before you pay for the exam, as we have limited places available. Our telephone numbers for enquiries are 53 7 214 2266. You can also e-mail us.

7. Complete your registration

Print the Application Summary at the end of the registration process (or the email you receive after registration).

Send all documents from step 5 and your Application Summary to the address below, or bring into the British Council Cuba office in person.

British Council c/o The British Embassy

Calle 34 No. 702,

esq. a 7ma. Ave. Miramar Ciudad de La Habana Cuba C.P. 11300

We need to receive all documents within five working days of your online registration. Unfortunately, if we do not receive documents within five working days your application will be cancelled. 

We cannot process incomplete applications, so please make sure you have sent us all the necessary information.

Copies of your results

If you would like your results to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form. We can issue a maximum of five copies per student. 

8. After you register

After registering you will receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.

We will give you the start time of your test and the venue address once you have paid your exam fee.

For more information please contact our Exams Services

Special Arrangements

IELTS is designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have.

We can help you with any special arrangements you require for your test. For example, we offer support for people with visual impairments, hearing difficulties and dyslexia.

Please contact us three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements. 

Refunds

If you want to request a refund, please read our refund policy on our refund and test day transfer request form (PDF 123KB) prior to making a request.

You can apply for a refund: 

If you cancel your registration at least five weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund of the test fee, minus a 25% administration fee.

If you cancel your registration within five weeks or less of the test date, you will not receive a refund unless you can provide appropriate evidence to support your cancellation. If you want to do this, please complete and submit a Request for Refund Form (PDF 123KB) along with the supporting evidence. We will need to receive your request and supporting evidence at least five days before the test date.

Test day transfers

 If you want to transfer to a different test date, you need to notify us at least five weeks prior to the test session you have registered for. To do this, please complete and submit a Request for Transfer Form (PDF 123KB).

What if I don't live in Cuba?

Non Cuban candidates are very welcome to take an IELTS exam in Cuba. If you do not reside in Cuba, you can register and pay for the exam from your country.

The cost sitting a test is CUC 228 and you should transfer the money at least 3 days before the closing registration date.

Very important: Please contact Sandra del Pino via email or telephone (53 7 2142266) before making a transfer from a bank overseas.

We recommend bringing Euros or Sterling Pounds when coming to Cuba as the CUC no longer enjoys parity with the American dollar (USD). The CUC was revalued and at present
ROE is US$1.05. Foreigners bringing US dollars will be charged 10% commission on exchanging them into Convertible Pesos. It is therefore advisable to bring any other hard currency such as GBP or Euros.

Please bear in mind that you will be unable to take the test if you fail to take your flight or have any other unexpected incident that prevent you from getting to the test venue on time (at least ten minutes before the exam starts).

If you require any other information do not hesitate to contact: Sandra del Pino (IELTS Assistant), tel: 53 7 214 2266, email: sandra.delpino@cu.britishcouncil.org.

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