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IELTS Test Results

IELTS and IELTS for UKVI

The IELTS (paper-based) results are available on the 13th* day after the test. The IELTS results are provided on a test report form, which includes your overall band score of the four components (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Each candidate will only receive one copy of the test report form.

* Results for IELTS on computer are usually available in 3-5 days after you finish all components of your test. Please note that the result release day will be postponed to the next working day in the event if it falls on a Sunday or Public Holiday. Candidates will be notified if results are not available on the scheduled date.

IELTS Life Skills

The test result of IELTS Life Skills will be released 7 calendar days after the test.

Preview your results online 13 days* after the test (IELTS and IELTS for UKVI Only).

You can preview your provisional IELTS results online (https://results.ieltsessentials.com/). The provisional IELTS results are available on the 13th day after the test, and will remain available for 28 days thereafter. Enter the test date, name, identification number and your date of birth to check your IELTS result.

* Results for IELTS on computer are usually available in 3-5 days after you finish all components of your test. Please note that the result release day will be postponed to the next working day in the event if it falls on a Sunday or Public Holiday. Candidates will be notified if results are not available on the scheduled date.

Collect your IELTS test result

Test takers are required to collect the result in person or nominate an authorized person to collect it on their behalf from the IDP Hong Kong office according to the collection schedule (normally 10:30 am – 1:00 pm) (download the Authorization Form here).

The authorized person has to bring the following documents to collect the Test Report Form:

Original signed copy of the Authorization Form

Copy of the registered ID document of the test takers (HKID / Passport)

All uncollected Test Report Forms will be posted by ordinary mail (local) / air mail (overseas) to the provided address in your application.

If you are unable to collect your IELTS results, the Test Report Form can be sent to you by courier service upon your request. For further information regarding this arrangement and courier service fee, please contact us at the provided details below.

* Results for IELTS on computer are usually available in 3-5 days after you finish all components of your test. Please note that the result release day will be postponed to the next working day in the event if it falls on a Sunday or Public Holiday. Candidates will be notified if results are not available on the scheduled date.

Additional Test Report Form (IELTS and IELTS for UKVI Only)

You may, at the time of registration, request that up to five additional copies of their test results be sent to schools / institutes / Government offices / Registration Bodies. For additional copies or requests made 30 days AFTER the stated release date on the test report form, an administrative cost of HK$50 will be charged per copy.

You may apply for additional test report forms through IELTS Online Service Portal or visit, in person or nominate an authorized person to apply on your behalf at IDP Education Wanchai Office.

Enquiring About Your IELTS Result

To apply for Enquiry on Results (EOR), test takers have to request the service within six weeks of the registered test date. The test materials will be sent for re-marking and your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark. If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact us. You can choose which test components are to be re-marked and an administrative fee of HK$ 1,000 will be charged for such service. You will receive a full refund if your score on any component is increased after re-marking.

You may apply for Enquiry on Results (EOR) through IELTS Online Service Portal or visit, in person or nominate an authorized person to apply on your behalf at IDP Education Wanchai Office.

If you are applying in person, please bring along with you the following documents:

Registered ID document for the test (HKID / Passport)

Original completed IELTS Enquiry on Results Form (Download)

Your authorized person may make the request on behalf of you if you cannot apply in person. Only original documents are accepted except for item 1 listed below:

Copy of the registered ID document for the test (HKID / Passport)

Original completed Authorization Form signed by the Test Taker (Scanned copy is not accepted)

Original completed IELTS Enquiry on Results Form (Download)

Note: We only accept CASH or EPS and do not accept $1000 bank note*

Two outcomes might arise upon remarking, which are:

No change of outcome

The original Test Report Form issued for this test date is still valid and no further action is required on your part. However, if you submitted your Test Report Form (TRF) at the time of your re-mark application, please come to IDP Office (Hong Kong) during office hour to collect your TRF if you collect your results in person.

Change of outcome

This means you will be issued a new Test Report Form (TRF) and are entitled to a full refund of the re-mark fee. Due to IELTS privacy policy, we are unable to disclose the new re-mark score by email or over the phone.

To receive the new TRF you must first surrender your original TRF, if you have not done so yet.
If you collect your results in person, please come to IDP Office (Hong Kong) with your original TRF along with your ID used on the test day during office hours to collect your new TRF and re-mark letter.

For more information about the IELTS test result, please contact IDP IELTS:

After you’ve finished your IELTS exam, find out when your results are available! Visit IDP to find out how your overall band score is calculated and more!

Your results – when and how to get your score

When will I get my IELTS results?

If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results online after 13 days from the test date. If you have taken the computer-delivered test you will be able to preview your results online after 3 to 5 days after the test date.

We will send out a paper-copy of your IELTS test score, the Test Result Form (TRF), via mail delivery 13 days after the test date for a paper-based test and 3 to 5 days after a computer-delivered test.

Please note, you should NOT come to our building to pick up your TRF.

If your registered correspondence address is within Hong Kong (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories), your TRF will be mailed to your registered correspondence address on the registration portal.

If your registered correspondence address is outside Hong Kong (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories), you will be asked to submit your completed courier service order form on the day of the Speaking Test.

You should ensure the address is correct or otherwise you should contact us as soon as possible if you do not receive your TRF two weeks after they have been sent out. We are not responsible for any lost TRF if you inform us eight weeks after your results are released.

If for any reasons you request for a re-delivery of your TRF, a delivery fee will be induced.

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.

We can send up to five additional free copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration oficers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you book your test.

Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address we are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, we will send your TRF by post.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay an administration fee of HK$120 per copy for each Hong Kong delivery (Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories) or electronic copy and HK$250 for outside Hong Kong delivery.

What does my IELTS score mean?

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old, unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.

How can I get my IELTS test re-marked?

If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks from the test date.

It takes approximately four weeks from receipt of your exam materials in the UK before you are notified of the re-mark results. You will receive an EOR feedback letter stating your final result status.

You should submit the following required documents to the Examinations Services by post or by email to [email protected], please name the email subject line as “EoR_(test date)_(candidate full name)”

  1. A completed, signed application form for IELTS Enquiry on Results
  2. Payment by cheque or credit card (by Credit Card Payment Authorisation form): HK$1,200 for all types of IELTS

If your result has been CHANGED we will arrange for A) the delivery of the EOR letter and new Test Report Form as well as B) refund of EOR application fee. Please see the information below for further instructions:

A) Delivery of the EOR letter and new TRF will be arranged upon receiving the following documents / information:

1. Return your original TRF to the address:Examinations Services, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
2. Provide your delivery address
3. Pay for the delivery fee by completing the attached Credit Card Authorisation Form. Different fees apply to different address as follows:

  • HK$120 for any local Hong Kong address
  • HK$250 for any non-local overseas address

Please note that collection of TRF at the test centre is NOT available.

B) Refund of EOR application fee is only applicable if your result is changed, refund can ONLY be transacted to a Hong Kong local bank saving account.

During the period of re-marking the test results are frozen and cannot be used to apply for a university placement or be sent to an immigration authority.

Can I re-take my IELTS test?

There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.

Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.

You can preview your IELTS results online 13 calendar days after the test on the online registration system. Find out when and where you can get your IELTS results. ]]>