Cancellations
and Transfers

Please read the policy that applies to your test type. Request for cancellation or postponement of your IELTS test must be made in writing via e-mail ONLY.

Paper-based Test Policy

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than 5 weeks before the test date – test taker will receive a full refund less $70.00 administrative fee.

Cancellation less than 5 weeks before the test date – test taker will receive NO refund.

Arriving late or arriving without the required documentation or not appearing on test day counts as a cancellation, and you will NOT receive a refund. In this case, you must register for a new test date.

Transfer Policy

Transfer requests will be accepted 5 weeks before the test date with a $70 administrative fee.

Transfer dates will depend on availability.

Transfer request less than 5 weeks before the test date will be treated as a cancellation – test taker will receive NO refund, and must re-apply.

Test takers seeking cancellation or transfer within the five-week before the test will only receive a refund if they can provide evidence that their ability to sit the test has been affected by serious illness or cause:

  • Serious illness – hospital admission or serious injury
  • Loss or bereavement – death of a close family member
  • Hardship/trauma – victim of crime, victim of traffic accident
  • Military service

Test takers must complete a “Request for Refund or Test Day Transfer Form” no later than five (5) days after the paper-based test date and attach appropriate documentation and/or evidence – medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner, a death notice or certificate or a police report. Please submit all documentation to info@ilacielts.com or bring the documents in person during business hours.

Computer-delivered Test Policy

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made more than 7 days prior to the test date – test taker will receive a full refund less $80 administrative fee.

Cancellation less than 7 days ahead of the test date – candidate will receive NO refund.

Failure to appear for the test without notification or arriving without the required documentation is considered a cancellation and NO refund will be issued. The test taker must re-apply.

Transfer Policy

Request for IELTS Test Day Transfer must be made more than 7 days prior to the elected test date (subject to a transfer fee of $80). Transfer dates will depend on availability.

Test Takers who wish to transfer less than 7 days prior to the elected test date will be treated as a cancellation and will receive NO refund, and must re-apply.

Candidates seeking cancellation or transfer within the 7 days prior to the IELTS test date will only receive a refund or transfer if they can provide evidence that their ability to sit the test has been affected by

  • Serious illness – hospital admission or serious injury
  • Loss or bereavement – death of a close family member
  • Hardship/trauma – victim of crime, victim of traffic accident
  • Military service

Computer-delivered test takers must file an application for refund no later than two(2) working days after the test date. You must complete a “Request for Refund or Test Day Transfer Form” and attach appropriate documentation and/or evidence – medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner, a death notice or certificate or a police report.

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