Please note that the registration will close when the test session is full or 5 days prior to the test date. However, payment has to be made according to the following conditions as per given deadlines.
You can make an online payment using your Visa or Master Card during the online registration process. If you wish to pay later you can always go back and login to the Candidate Area and pay online under the tab "Payment Info".
If you choose to pay online please ensure the following before starting the payment process.
- Ensure your card is enabled for online payments and there are sufficient funds to cover the transaction.
- Also, ensure you have your card details with you before starting the registration.
- You should contact your bank for confirmation of your verification code before you begin (IF REQUIRED).
You will receive an email confirming your enrolment after we have received your payment and checked your documents.
Please note that incomplete applications may be cancelled. Kindly refer to the payment deadlines given above.
PAY via Direct Bank Transfer to our HSBC Account
Locate your nearest branch through www.hsbc.lk
We accept payments into our bank account from the following:
- Direct deposit (using deposit slip) into the above named British Council bank account
- Electronic bank transfer from your internet banking
- Direct debit from your bank
From the above payment options, we mostly recommend the option one to be used as much as possible.
To make any of the above payments you must quote your registration reference number in all reference fields that are available.
Please make your registration payment to:
Branch: PO Box 73, Colombo 1
Account number: 001-002377-002
Bank and Branch Code: 7092 001
Swift Code: HSBCLKLX
Failure to quote your registration reference number may delay your application process; this may lead to a change from your preferred test date or cancellation of your registration.
You need to submit the Proof of Payment of your “Direct Bank Transfer” by login to the candidate area and uploading the scanned payment confirmation receipt under the tab “Upload Documents”. This must be done by the above-stipulated payment deadlines.
No refunds will be given for bank slips sent to us after the payment deadline (payment deadlines are given above). Your sitting may be cancelled automatically and you will not be able to sit the test on the day you originally applied We can instead offer you a free transfer to a future test date (within next three months) of your choice limited by the availability of seats. However, failure to verify your payments in our bank records for technical or any other reason will result in us cancelling your test sitting or withholding the Test Result Form until proof of payment is established.
British Council will not be held responsible for any delays in your taking the test or in getting the results due to either not following due process on offline payments as instructed above or in verifying payment made to the bank.
Attention: We do not accept payment slips and passport copies sent to us via email, post, courier or hand delivery. in case we do not receive the payment within the stipulated deadline your registration will be automatically cancelled. Kindly refer to the payment deadlines given above.
Cash or Credit/Debit Card Payments at British Council Offices
Pay the IELTS exam fee in Cash or through your Credit/Debit Card at the British Council Offices in Colombo, Jaffna and Kandy. Kindly refer to the payment deadlines given above. Find out the opening hours of our branches.