Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please take a look at the following frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you still have any questions, please call or send us a message online. 

I want to learn English, can you please help?

We have a wide range of free online resources to help adults, teenagers and children learn English. These resources include videos, mobile apps, games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises: http://www.britishcouncil.af/english/learn-online

You can improve your English with our fun and exciting learning apps! Designed for all the family, our games, podcasts, videos and quizzes will help you learn English at home or on the move: http://www.britishcouncil.af/english/learn-online/apps

You may also view our selection of free online learning materials for English, from the British Council global English websites: http://www.britishcouncil.af/english/learn-online/websites

Our Massive Open Online courses also support learning in a variety of different subjects to connect learners from across the globe with educators and with each other:

http://www.britishcouncil.af/english/learn-online/mooc

We don’t conduct English language classes for individuals here.

Do you conduct English language training classes for organisations?

Yes. Our English language training programme enables organisations in Afghanistan to provide English language proficiency programmes to their employees. 

We run programmes for the public sector, Afghan corporate business and international organisations and other professional groups.

For more information, please send an email to info.afghanistan@britishcouncil.org.

When is the next IELTS test?

  • For upcoming IELTS Academic/General test dates, please click here.
  • For upcoming IELTS UKVI Academic/General and Life Skills A1/B1 tests, please click here. Once the page opens, click on 'Start now', choose the test and click on 'Next'. Choose the location (Kabul) and the month to find the upcoming test date. Please note that we conduct IELTS Life Skills A1/B1 tests every 45 days and UKVI Academic/General tests every 3 months.

I would like to register for the IELTS Academic/General test, please advise.

If you wish to register for IELTS test online and you have a Visa or Master Card, please click here. If you don’t have any of the mentioned cards, please visit one of our IELTS registration agents below to complete your registration:

Shahre Naw Registration Agent Karte Sae Registration Agent                                                                          

Aria Delta Consulting Group

House #6, 4th Ansari Street on the left from Ansari towards Traffic Square

Next to First Microfinance Bank

Opposite Netherlands Embassy

Kolula Pushta Road, Shahre Naw, Kabul.

Tel: +93 (0)793 108 181

Email: aria.delta@yahoo.com

Afghan Aim Consulting Services    

House #384, Street #5 (Passport Office Street),

Darulaman Road, Karte Sae

Kabul. 

Tel: +93 (0)788 12 18 18

Email: consulting.aim@yahoo.com

Macroryan Registration Agent

 

IQRA Institute

4th Macroryan Main Road, District 9

Kabul.

Tel +93 (0)799 334 667, +93 (0)700 206 653

Email: iqrainskabul@yahoo.com

 

You should submit the following: 

  •  Registration fee of USD 240 
  • A signed and completed application form (available from the registration agent)
  • Your English translated and attested Tazkira or your passport (plus one photocopy)
  • If you are not an Afghan citizen, you must also provide a copy of your visa

You may register Sundays to Thursdays from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. 

Please provide your active and correct email account and contact number while filling in the application form in order to receive a registration confirmation from us.

Do you conduct IELTS Academic/General preparation classes?

Although we don’t conduct IELTS preparation classes due to security concerns, we offer you access to a lot of free IELTS preparation material:

http://www.britishcouncil.af/exam/ielts/courses-resources

http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare

Once you register for the IELTS test, you will also receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course; Road2IELTS.

Good luck!

I want to join my spouse/partner/family in the UK, which English language test should I take?

As part of your application to UK Visas and Immigration for Family, Spouse or Partner visa, you need to take the IELTS Life Skills A1 test. For details about the course format, preparation, and registration please click here.

Please click here for IELTS for UKVI and Life Skills Frequently Asked Questions.

Do you conduct IELTS Life Skills A1/B1 preparation classes?

Although we don’t conduct IELTS Life Skills A1/B1 preparation classes, we offer you access to a lot of free preparation material. Please go to the following page and scroll down to ‘Prepare for the test with our free support material’:

https://www.britishcouncil.af/exam/ielts-uk-visa-immigration/whats-ielts...

Good luck!

What is the IELTS for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)?

IELTS for UKVI is a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

An IELTS for UKVI score can be used to prove your English language abilities in support of a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) application.

Please click here for IELTS for UKVI Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I register for the IELTS UKVI and Life Skills A1/B1 tests?

If you wish to register for IELTS UKVI or Life Skills A1/B1 tests online and you have a Visa or Master Card, please click here.

If you don’t have any of the mentioned cards, please visit one of our IELTS registration agents below to complete your registration:

Shahre Naw Registration Agent

Karte Sae Registration Agent 

Aria Delta Consulting Group

House #6, 4th Ansari Street on the left from Ansari towards Traffic Square

Next to First Microfinance Bank

Opposite Netherlands Embassy

Kolula Pushta Road, Shahre Naw, Kabul.

Tel: +93 (0)793 108 181

Email: aria.delta@yahoo.com

Afghan Aim Consulting Services 

House #384, Street #5 (Passport Office Street),

Darulaman Road, Karte Sae

Kabul. 

Tel: +93 (0)788 12 18 18

Email: consulting.aim@yahoo.com

 

Macroryan Registration Agent

 

IQRA Institute

4th Macroryan Main Road, District 9

Kabul.

Tel +93 (0)799 334 667, +93 (0)700 206 653

Email: iqrainskabul@yahoo.com

 

You should submit the following: 

  • Registration fee (USD 197 for IELTS Life Skills A1/B1 test and USD 262 for IELTS UKVI Academic/General test)
  • A signed and completed application form (available from the registration agent)
  • Your English translated and attested Tazkira or your passport (plus one photocopy)
  • If you are not an Afghan citizen, you must also provide a copy of your visa

You may register Sundays to Thursdays from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. 

Please provide your active and correct email account and contact number while filling in the application form in order to receive a registration confirmation from us.

When will I get my test result?

  • In case of IELTS and IELTS UKVI Academic/General tests, you can expect your result to be available 13 working days after your test.
  • In case of IELTS Life Skills A1/B1 tests, you can expect your result to be announced 7 working days after the main test day.

In exceptional circumstances some results may take longer due to strict quality control procedures. In such cases, an email communication will be sent to you. 

You will not be able to obtain your results over the phone, by email or fax. 

I would like to apply for the UK visa; can I apply to your office?

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. For all consular matters, please contact the British Embassy in Kabul:

https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-kabul

I would like to work for the British Council, how should I apply?

We normally announce vacancies on our website at www.britishcouncil.af/about/jobs.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. We follow a standard merit procedure of selection and short listing.

We don’t accept CVs and all applicants are required to read the submission guidelines carefully.

I am looking for a scholarship to fund my studies in the UK, please advise.

British Council does not offer direct scholarships/funding to students. However, you may try the following links to find a source of funding for your studies: