Last updated on: 12 January 2020
What is the status of the British Council Iraq operation?
Due to the current situation, our office in Baghdad is closed. Our Erbil office has reopened. We are not able to deliver exams in Baghdad; we are running a limited exams operation from our Erbil office. The Exams operation In Erbil is running on a limited scheduling basis due to shortage of Examiners.
The following exams were cancelled: IELTS Life skills session on 09 January 2020; normal IELTS and UKVI sessions on 11 January 2020 Erbil. The professional exam MRCP on 07 January 2020 was cancelled in Baghdad and Erbil.
More information on exams in Baghdad for February to follow.
Can a candidate register for an IELTS test at British Council now?
Due to the current situation in Iraq, all sessions until end of January 2020 in Baghdad have been cancelled. It is not currently possible to register for an exam in Baghdad. It is possible to register for an exam in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.
Speaking Exams and what do I do if I am travelling to attend the exam?
Due to Examiner availability, there is a limitation on the number of speaking exams we can deliver and so the schedule is limited. If you are travelling a long distance to Erbil or Sulaymaniyah to attend the speaking exam we will attempt to schedule your speaking exam as near to your test date as possible.
What is the current status of the December IELTS sessions paper results?
Online results have already been uploaded and can be checked through the instruction emails previously sent. If you did not receive the instructions email to access your results online, please contact our customer service through the following email : IELTS.email@example.com.
Now that our Erbil office has reopened we are going to start the printing of the paper results for all candidates (all centres) and will send an update to candidates as soon as we can. Please note that certificates are being printed in date order (starting with 6 December). You will be contacted by email when your certificate is ready for collection.
What is the status of IELTS January sessions that have been cancelled in Baghdad?
Candidates who have registered for January sessions in Baghdad, which due to the current situation; have been cancelled will be either given the option to reschedule in February 2020 provided that British Council re-opens its operation, or will be given the option of refund, or, we will offer the option to transfer to an exam in Erbil or Sulaymaniyah. We will email each candidate this week with options.
What is the status of IELTS January sessions that have been cancelled in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq?
Candidates who have registered for IELTS Life skills session on 09 January 2020, and candidates who have registered for Regular and UKVI session on 11 January 2020 in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which have been cancelled ; will be either given the option to reschedule in February provided that British Council re-opens its operation in the Erbil or Sulaymaniyah or will be given the option of exams fee refund. We will email each candidate this week with options.
Can candidates receive their IELTS exams refund for the cancelled sessions?
Now that our office in Erbil has reopened we can process refunds. To obtain a refund, candidates are required to complete a refund form. When we contact you to ask if you would like to transfer, reschedule or a refund we will attach the refund form.
We apologise for the inconvenience and ensure all candidates that we are committed to processing the refunds as soon as possible.
What is the status of the MRCS test on 14 January in Baghdad and Erbil?
MRCS test on 14 January 2020 in Baghdad will not go ahead.
The MRCS test session on 14 January 2020 in Erbil will go ahead.
We have suggested that candidates are given the option to transfer from Baghdad to Erbil. We are waiting to hear from the Exam Board.
What is the status of the NEBOSH test on 15 January and 22 January in Erbil?
The NEBOSH test sessions on 15 January 2020 and 22 January will go ahead in Erbil.