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INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM
You can take the IELTS test in Porto or Lisbon.
How to register
1. Go to the IELTS Portugal online registration system (will open in new window), choose your test date and enter your personal details.
Please note that places are limited and sessions may become full before the deadline.
2. Print out the confirmation email and send it or take it to your nearest British Council Centre within five calendar days.
You need to include:
- a print out of the email you received when you submitted your application
- a copy of your passport or National ID card, whichever one you indicated on your application
- a copy of your proof-of-payment of the test fee (if you are sending your documentation by post). Please do NOT send cash through the post
- 2 recent identical photographs (3cm x 4cm). The photographs should be signed on the back with the name and surname of the candidate), and must follow these standards:
The photographs must be:
- in color
- recent, no more than six months old
- taken against plain neutral background so that features are clearly distinguished
- in sharp focus and clear
- of print quality of professional standard
Photographs must show:
- a close-up of the heads and shoulders
- candidates looking straight towards the camera
- a neutral expression with mouth closed
- eyes open and clearly visible
- no glasses
- no smiling
- no shadows
- nothing covering face, nothing covering the outlines of the eyes, nose or mouth
In order to confirm your registration we need to receive your payment of EUR 195.00 and documentation no later than 5 calendar days after registering for the test.
Please note that it is currently not possible to pay by bank transfer for your IELTS test.
If you are paying by post, please send a cheque or vale postal. If you visit our centres in person, you can pay by cash or Multibanco.
You can also buy an IELTS sample pack and/or 'Top Tips for IELTS'.
If you are not able to register online, please call 210 456 210 or email us for assistance.
You can also take an IELTS exam preparation course in Lisbon or Porto
Note: You will be required to take your Speaking module in the seven day period before or after the other three modules
Please note that places are limited and sessions may become full before the deadline. We recommend that you register as far in advance as possible.
Centre Enrolment dates Test dates
Faro until 18 January 2013 Saturday 02 February 2013
Porto until 01 February 2013 Saturday 16 February 2013***
Lisbon until 08 February 2013 Saturday 23 February 2013***
*** Academic Module only
Porto until 08 March 2013 Saturday 23 March 2013
Faro until 28 March 2013 Saturday 13 April 2013***
Lisbon until 01 April 2013 Thursday 18 April 2013***
Porto until 12 April 2013 Saturday 27 April 2013
Lisbon until 03 May 2013 Saturday 18 May 2013***
Porto until 10 May 2013 Saturday 25 May 2013
Faro until 24 May 2013 Saturday 08 June 2013
Porto until 31 May 2013 Saturday 15 June 2013***
Lisbon until 07 June 2013 Saturday 22 June 2013
Lisbon until 28 June 2013 Saturday 13 July 2013***
Porto until 12 July 2013 Saturday 27 July 2013
Porto until 02 August 2013 Saturday 17 August 2013
Lisbon until 12 August 2013 Thursday 29 August 2013
Porto until 26 August 2013 Thursday 12 September 2013***
Lisbon until 06 September '13 Saturday 21 September 2013
Porto until 27 September '13 Saturday 12 October 2013
Madeira until 04 October 2013 Saturday 19 October 2013***
Lisbon until 11 October 2013 Saturday, 26 October 2013
Faro until 25 October 2013 Saturday 09 November 2013
Porto until 31 October '13 Saturday 16 November 2013***
Lisbon until 04 November '13 Thursday 21 November 2013
Porto until 22 November 2013 Saturday 07 December 2013
Centre Enrolment dates Test dates
*** Academic Module only.
Coimbra see our Exam Preparation courses page
Lisbon see our Exam Preparation courses page
Porto see our Exam Preparation courses page
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