Please note: This is the policy for IELTS (Academic and General Training), you can find the UKVI cancellation and refund policy here.

Postponing or Cancelling your IELTS test

If you cancel your IELTS test up to five weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund minus an administration fee of 25% of the test fee.

Please note that refunds can take four to six weeks to process.

To cancel your test date, please complete our IELTS Exam Postponement and Cancellation or Request for Refund Form. Please fill-up the form.

For IELTS Exam Postponement, please fill-up the form HERE.

For IELTS Exam Cancellation or Refund, please fill-up the form HERE.

If an original medical certificate confirming illness on the date of the test is provided within five working days of the test date, together with the Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form, the fee is refundable, minus an administration fee of 25% of the test fee.

Only original medical certificates in local language or English are accepted. You can send the required documents by email to general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np or you can drop the hard copies of the documents at the customer services desk of our office. If we have not received both required documents at our office in Lainchaur by the fifth working day after the test, you will be marked as absent and forfeit all claims.

Please note that we do not accept sick notes issued by family members.

For any queries, write to general.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.np

Requesting a test day transfer

If you need to change the date of your test from the date you originally booked, you can request a test day transfer up to five weeks before the test date, free of charge.

Please note that the new test date must be within three months of the original date. In cases of illness, transfer is possible within five weeks of the test if an original medical certificate is provided within five working days of the test date, together with the Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form.

If you receive a transfer to a new test date (either before the test or due to illness) and are ill on the second test date, then you are not entitled to a refund of the test fee nor to any further transfer to a new test date.