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IELTS Candidate Declaration

Declaration:

1. I acknowledge that the IELTS test is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 84 008 664766), which is wholly owned by IDP Education Ltd (‘IDP: IELTS Australia’) and Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), collectively referred to as the IELTS Test Partners.

2. I certify that the information in my application is complete, true and accurate.

3. I understand that the personal data in my application is collected for the purposes of the IELTS test, and I consent for this data to be disclosed to, processed and stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purpose of such administration. I further consent for this data, including, without limitation, the taking of photographs of my likeness, test performance or score data, speaking test recording and my test result to be disclosed by the IELTS Test Partners to those Recognising Organisations to which I apply and to governments (including visa processing authorities) for the purpose of allowing these organisations to verify my test result or to carry out enquiries in relation to suspected malpractice. If the IELTS Test Partners discover that a false or altered Test Report Form has been provided to any of these Recognising Organisations or government authorities I further consent that the IELTS Test Partners may inform the same and provide them with my personal data and any relevant details relating to the work I produce as part of my test taking, including, without limitation, photographs of my likeness, test performance or score data.

4. I understand that my personal data may be processed in an anonymous form by the IELTS Test Partners for statistical and research purposes. The IELTS Test Partners and the centre administering the test confirm that they will not disclose personal information about candidates to others except as stated in this Declaration or to the extent permitted by law.

5. I understand that I may view a copy of my personal data contained in the Application Form by contacting ielts@cambridgeesol.org. I understand that a fee will be charged for access to this information.

6. I understand that if I want a copy of my finger scan it can only be provided as a Binary Large Object (BLOB) and the request must be made to ielts@idp.com or ielts@britishcouncil.org. I understand a fee will be charged for access to this information.

7. I understand that if the details on this form are not completed my application may not be processed. I further understand that completing and submitting this Application Form does not guarantee registration on my preferred test date or at my preferred test location. I understand that my registration will be confirmed in writing from NEEA.

8. I understand that any personal data collected during the identity verification process by the centre either at test registration or on test day or during an investigation of suspected malpractice will be processed and securely stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purpose of the IELTS test. I acknowledge that the photograph taken of me by the centre or by other British Council offices will be provided to any Recognising Organisations or government authorities (including visa processing authorities) to which I apply for the purposes of allowing these organisations to verify my test results or to carry out enquiries in relation to possible malpractice or test integrity issues. I understand that where finger-scan data is obtained it will not be disclosed to any entity except the IELTS Test Partners. In addition, I consent to a possible additional photograph and/or finger image being taken as part of the verification process, if there is suspected malpractice.

9. I understand that I will have my photograph taken by the centre to allow the Test Report Form to be released. If I have not had my photograph taken by the centre no result will be issued.

10. I acknowledge that I have read the Notice to Candidates: IELTS test terms and conditions and agree to abide by the rules and regulations contained therein.

11. I understand I must comply with the terms and conditions contained in the China IELTS Candidate Rules.

12. I understand that I must attend all four test components in order to receive an IELTS test result and that any exception to this must be approved in advance by the centre.

13. I understand that the IELTS Test Partners have a responsibility to all candidates and Recognising Organisations to ensure the highest confidence in the accuracy and integrity of test results and that the IELTS Test Partners therefore reserve the right to withhold test results temporarily or permanently, or to cancel test results which have been issued, if they consider those results to be unreliable for reasons of suspected malpractice or any other irregularity in the test process.

14. I understand that my result may not be issued 13 days after the test (for the Paper-based IELTS), or 5 to 7 days after the test date (for the Computer-delivered IELTS) if any of the IELTS Test Partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated with my test or the administration of my test, including making enquiries as to whether any rules or regulations have been breached. I understand that I may be required to provide additional samples of my writing and speaking for the purpose of assisting any investigation before or after the test. I understand that in exceptional circumstances I may be required to re-take one or more IELTS components.

15. I understand that if I am suspected of engaging in any form of malpractice, or do anything that might damage the integrity and security of IELTS, I may not receive a test result, my test fee will not be refunded and I may be prohibited from taking any IELTS tests in the future. In the event of a malpractice investigation, I may be asked to participate in an interview on test day at the test venue or travel to other British Council offices at a later date. Despite and without limiting any of the terms of this Declaration, I understand that details of any malpractice (including evidence of suspected malpractice) that has been established, is suspected, or is being formally investigated may be provided to Recognising Organisations, including visa processing authorities and appropriate regulatory authorities, or otherwise disclosed in accordance with the law, where required for verification purposes or other purposes to protect the IELTS test and its stakeholders against any form of malpractice. I further understand that suspected malpractice will be reported centrally to the IELTS Test Partners and to any relevant test centre by the centre where the suspected malpractice occurred.

16. I understand that if I engage in any form of malpractice, or do anything that might damage the integrity and security of IELTS, I may be banned from taking the IELTS test in the future. I understand that if I am banned I will receive a notification stating the length of the ban. I understand that if I am subject to a ban and I register to take the test, I will not receive a result and I will not be entitled to a refund.

17. I understand that if any other person attempts to take the IELTS test in my place, both I and such person will be liable to prosecution. Details relating to the situation will be provided to the relevant authorities, including visa processing authorities and appropriate regulatory authorities.

18. I understand that the work I produce in the IELTS test remains the property of the IELTS Test Partners. It will not be released to candidates or to institutions or organisations, except in the investigation of suspected malpractice whereby my work may be provided to relevant authorities.

19. I understand that my Speaking test will be recorded. I understand that in the event the test does not record I will be required to re-take the speaking test. In the event of a malpractice investigation, the verification interview or re-testing will also be recorded. I also agree that an observer may attend my speaking test or malpractice investigation verification interview as part of the monitoring process.

20. I understand that if I am registering for the Computer-delivered IELTS and the test cannot be delivered by computer for any reason, I may be offered another Computer-delivered IELTS session.

21. I understand that I will be charged the full test fee upon registration. I understand that if I cancel my test after the registration cut-off date. I should apply to cancel my test with the NEEA IELTS National Call Centre before the written test day and by providing appropriate medical evidence within the required deadline. Once such a request is approved I will be given a partial refund. Cancellation application will not be accepted after the written test day, or if I have taken any of the four test components.

22. I understand that if a test is rescheduled or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or events my only claim against the IELTS Test Partners is for refund of the test fee or to have my test date rescheduled.

23. I acknowledge that I have read the IELTS Information for Candidates booklet (http://www.ielts.org).

24. I acknowledge that any child safety concerns reported to the appropriate British Council staff may be followed up with the child and/ or family concerned and, in addition, with appropriate authorities and/or local support service organization in accordance with the Anti-Domestic Violence Law in China.

Disclaimer:

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to be one of many factors used by academic institutions, government agencies, professional bodies and employers in determining whether a test taker can be admitted as a student or be considered for employment or for citizenship purposes. IELTS is not designed to be the sole method of determining admission or employment for the test taker. IELTS is made available worldwide to all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, but it is not recommended to persons under 16 years of age.

British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment and any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering IELTS shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive, or similar damages arising out of access to, use of, acceptance by, or interpretation of the results by any third party, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.

IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration Candidate Declaration

Declaration:

1. I acknowledge that the IELTS test is jointly owned by British Council, IELTS Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 84 008 664766), which is wholly owned by IDP Education Ltd (‘IDP: IELTS Australia’) and Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), collectively referred to as the IELTS Test Partners.

2. I certify that the information in my application is complete, true and accurate.

3. I understand that the personal data in my application is collected for the purposes of the IELTS test, and I consent for this data to be disclosed to, processed and stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purpose of such administration. I further consent for this data, including, without limitation, the taking of photographs of my likeness, test performance or score data, speaking test recording and my test result to be disclosed by the IELTS Test Partners to those Recognising Organisations to which I apply and to governments (including visa processing authorities such as UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for the purpose of allowing these organisations to verify my test result or to carry out enquiries in relation to suspected malpractice. If the IELTS Test Partners discover that a false or altered Test Report Form has been provided to any of these Recognising Organisations or government authorities I further consent that the IELTS Test Partners may inform the same and provide them with my personal data and any relevant details relating to the work I produce as part of my test taking, including, without limitation, photographs of my likeness, test performance or score data, speaking test recording and my test result.

4. I understand that my personal data may be processed in an anonymous form by the IELTS Test Partners for statistical and research purposes. The IELTS Test Partners and the centre administering the test confirm that they will not disclose personal information about candidates to others except as stated in this Declaration or to the extent permitted by law.

5. I understand that I may view a copy of my personal data contained in my Application by contacting ielts@cambridgeesol.org. I understand that a fee will be charged for access to this information.

6. I understand that if I want a copy of my finger scan it can only be provided as a Binary Large Object (BLOB) and the request must be made to ielts@idp.com or ielts@britishcouncil.org. I understand a fee will be charged for access to this information.

7. I understand that if the details on this form are not completed my application may not be processed. I further understand that completing and submitting this Application does not guarantee registration on my preferred test date or at my preferred test location. I understand that my registration will be confirmed within 24 hours. I also understand that I will be contacted in the event that a test date cannot be made available to me within 28 days of placing my application.

8. I understand that any personal data collected during the identity verification process by the centre either at test registration, on test day or during an investigation of suspected malpractice will be processed and securely stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purpose of the IELTS test. I acknowledge that the photograph(s) taken of me by the centre will be provided to any Recognising Organisations or government authorities (including visa processing authorities) to which I apply for the purposes of allowing these organisations to verify my test results or to carry out enquiries in relation to possible malpractice or test integrity issues. I understand that where finger-scan data is obtained it will not be disclosed to any entity except the IELTS Test Partners. In addition, I consent to a possible additional photograph and/or finger image being taken as part of the verification process, if there is suspected malpractice.

9. I understand that I will have my photograph(s) taken by the test centre to allow the Test Report Form to be released. If I have not had my photograph taken by the test centre no result will be issued.

10. I acknowledge that I have read the Notice to Candidates: IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration test terms and conditions and agree to abide by the rules and regulations contained therein.

11. I understand that I must comply with the terms and conditions contained in the China IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration Candidate Rules.

12. I understand that I must attend all four test components in order to receive an IELTS test result and that any exception to this must be approved in advance by the centre.

13. I understand that the IELTS Test Partners have a responsibility to all candidates and Recognising Organisations to ensure the highest confidence in the accuracy and integrity of test results and that the IELTS Test Partners therefore reserve the right to withhold test results temporarily or permanently, or to cancel test results which have been issued, if they consider those results to be unreliable for reasons of suspected malpractice or any other irregularity in the test process.

14. I understand that my result may not be issued 13 days after the IELTS test if any of the IELTS Test Partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated with my test or the administration of my test, including making enquiries as to whether any rules or regulations have been breached. I understand that, before my results can be issued, I may be required to provide additional samples of my writing and speaking for the purpose of assisting any investigation before or after the test. I understand that in exceptional circumstances I may be required to re-take one or more IELTS components.

15. I understand that if I am suspected of engaging in any form of malpractice, or do anything that might damage the integrity and security of IELTS, I may not receive a test result, my test fee will not be refunded and I may be prohibited from taking any IELTS tests in the future. In the event of a malpractice investigation, I may be asked to participate in an interview on test day at the test venue or travel to other British Council offices at a later date. Despite and without limiting any of the terms of this Declaration, I understand that details of any malpractice (including evidence of suspected malpractice) that has been established, is suspected, or is being formally investigated may be provided to Recognising Organisations, including visa processing authorities and appropriate regulatory authorities, or otherwise disclosed in accordance with the law, where required for verification purposes or other purposes to protect the IELTS test and its stakeholders against any form of malpractice. I further understand that suspected malpractice will be reported centrally to the IELTS Test Partners and to any relevant test centre by the centre where the suspected malpractice occurred.

16. I understand that if I engage in any form of malpractice, or do anything that might damage the integrity and security of IELTS, I may be banned from taking the IELTS test in the future. I understand that if I am banned I will receive a notification stating the length of the ban. I understand that if I am subject to a ban and I register to take the test, I will not receive a result and I will not be entitled to a refund.

17. I understand that if any other person attempts to take the IELTS test in my place, both I and such person will be liable to prosecution. Details relating to the situation may be provided to the relevant authorities, including visa processing authorities and appropriate regulatory authorities.

18. I understand that the work I produce in the IELTS test remains the property of the IELTS Test Partners. It will not be released to candidates or to institutions or organisations, except in the investigation of suspected malpractice whereby my work may be provided to relevant authorities.

19. I understand that my Speaking test will be audio and video recorded. I understand that in the event the test does not record I will be required to re-take the speaking test. In the event of a malpractice investigation, the verification interview or re-testing will also be recorded. I also agree that an observer may attend my speaking test or malpractice investigation verification interview as part of the monitoring process.

20. I understand that if I am registering for a computer delivered test and the test cannot be delivered by computer for any reason, I may be offered a paper based IELTS test. I understand the option of a paper based IELTS test may not always be possible.

21. I understand that there will be video recording and CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) in the test centre. I agree to be videoed while I am in the test centre on the test day, including from the place where I register and in each of the test rooms used for each part of the test I take. I understand that video recordings will be used for monitoring purposes, investigations into suspected malpractice and enquiries on results. I understand if I do not agree to be video recorded I will not be able to take the test, and will not be entitled to a refund or transfer.

22. I understand that I will be charged the full test fee upon registration. I understand that if I cancel my test after the registration cut-off date. I should apply to cancel my test with the NEEA IELTS National Call Centre before the written test day and by providing appropriate medical evidence within the required deadline. Once such a request is approved I will be given a partial refund. Cancellation application will not be accepted after the written test day, or if I have taken any of the four test components.

23. I understand that if a test is rescheduled or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or events my only claim against the IELTS Test Partners is for refund of the test fee or to have my test date rescheduled.

24. I acknowledge that I have read the IELTS Information for Candidates booklet (http://www.ielts.org).

25. I acknowledge that any child safety concerns reported to the appropriate British Council staff may be followed up with the child and/ or family concerned and, in addition, with appropriate authorities and/or local support service organization in accordance with the Anti-Domesitc Violence Law in China.

Disclaimer:

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to be one of many factors used by academic institutions, government agencies, professional bodies and employers in determining whether a test taker can be admitted as a student or be considered for employment or for citizenship purposes. IELTS is not designed to be the sole method of determining admission or employment for the test taker. IELTS is made available worldwide to all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, but it is not recommended to persons under 16 years of age.

British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment and any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering IELTS shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive, or similar damages arising out of access to, use of, acceptance by, or interpretation of the results by any third party, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.

IELTS Life Skills Candidate Declaration

Declaration:

1. I acknowledge that the IELTS Life Skills is a new English Language test offered by the three IELTS Test Partners - British Council, IELTS Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 84 008 664766), which is wholly owned by IDP Education Ltd (‘IDP: IELTS Australia’) and Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), collectively referred to as the IELTS Test Partners.

2. I certify that the information in my application is complete, true and accurate.

3. I understand that the personal data in my application is collected for the purposes of the IELTS Life Skills test, and I consent for this data to be disclosed to, processed and stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purpose of such administration. I further consent for this data, including, without limitation, the taking of photographs of my likeness, test performance or score data, speaking test recording and my test result to be disclosed by the IELTS Test Partners to those Recognising Organisations to which I apply and to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for the purpose of allowing these organisations to verify my test result or to carry out enquiries in relation to suspected malpractice. If the IELTS Test Partners discover that a false or altered Test Report Form has been provided to any of these Recognising Organisations or government authorities I further consent that the IELTS Test Partners may inform the same and provide them with my personal data and any relevant details relating to the work I produce as part of my test taking, including, without limitation, photographs of my likeness, test performance or score data.

4. I understand that my personal data may be processed in an anonymous form by the IELTS Test Partners for statistical and research purposes. The IELTS Test Partners and the centre administering the test confirm that they will not disclose personal information about candidates to others except as stated in this Declaration or to the extent permitted by law.

5. I understand that I may view a copy of my personal data contained in my Application by contacting ielts@cambridgeesol.org. I understand that a fee will be charged for access to this information.

6. I understand that if I want a copy of my finger scan it can only be provided as a Binary Large Object (BLOB) and the request must be made to ielts@idp.com or ielts@britishcouncil.org. I understand a fee will be charged for access to this information.

7. I understand that if the details on this form are not completed my application may not be processed. I further understand that completing and submitting this Application does not guarantee registration on my preferred test date or at my preferred test location. I understand that my registration will be confirmed within 24 hours. I also understand that I will be contacted in the event that a test date cannot be made available to me within 28 days of placing my application.

8. I understand that any personal data collected during the identity verification process by the centre either at test registration or on test day or during an investigation of suspected malpractice will be processed and securely stored by the IELTS Test Partners for the purpose of the IELTS Life Skills test. I acknowledge that the photograph taken of me by the centre or by other British Council offices will be provided to any Recognising Organisations or government authorities (including visa processing authorities) to which I apply for the purposes of allowing these organisations to verify my test results or to carry out enquiries in relation to possible malpractice or test integrity issues. I understand that where finger-scan data is obtained it will not be disclosed to any entity except the IELTS Test Partners. In addition, I consent to a possible additional photograph and/or finger image being taken as part of the verification process, if there is suspected malpractice.

9. I understand that I will have my photograph taken by the test centre to allow the Test Report Form to be released. If I have not had my photograph taken by the test centre no result will be issued.

10. I acknowledge that I have read the Notice to Candidates: IELTS Life Skills test terms and conditions and agree to abide by the rules and regulations contained therein.

11. I understand that I must comply with the terms and conditions contained in the China IELTS Life Skills Candidate Rules.

12. I understand that the IELTS Test Partners have a responsibility to all candidates and Recognising Organisations to ensure the highest confidence in the accuracy and integrity of test results and that the IELTS Test Partners therefore reserve the right to withhold test results temporarily or permanently, or to cancel test results which have been issued, if they consider those results to be unreliable for reasons of suspected malpractice or any other irregularity in the test process.

13. I understand that my result may not be issued within 7 days of my IELTS Life Skills test if any of the IELTS Test Partners deem it necessary to review any matter associated with my test or the administration of my test, including making enquiries as to whether any rules or regulations have been breached. I understand that, before my results can be issued, I may be required to provide additional samples of my speaking for the purpose of assisting any investigation before or after the test. I understand that in exceptional circumstances I may be required to re-take the IELTS Life Skills test.

14. I understand that if I am suspected of engaging in any form of malpractice, or do anything that might damage the integrity and security of IELTS Life Skills, I may not receive a test result, my test fee will not be refunded and I may be prohibited from taking any IELTS tests in the future. In the event of a malpractice investigation, I may be asked to participate in an interview on test day at the test venue or travel to other British Council offices at a later date. Despite and without limiting any of the terms of this Declaration, I understand that details of any malpractice (including evidence of suspected malpractice) that has been established, is suspected, or is being formally investigated may be provided to Recognising Organisations, including visa processing authorities and appropriate regulatory authorities, or otherwise disclosed in accordance with the law, where required for verification purposes or other purposes to protect the IELTS Life Skills test and its stakeholders against any form of malpractice. I further understand that suspected malpractice will be reported centrally to the IELTS Test Partners and to any relevant test centre by the centre where the suspected malpractice occurred.

15. I understand that if I engage in any form of malpractice, or do anything that might damage the integrity and security of IELTS, I may be banned from taking the IELTS test in the future. I understand that if I am banned I will receive a notification stating the length of the ban. I understand that if I am subject to a ban and I register to take the test, I will not receive a result and I will not be entitled to a refund.

16. I understand that if any other person attempts to take the IELTS Life Skills test in my place, both I and such person will be liable to prosecution. Details relating to the situation may be provided to the relevant authorities, including visa processing authorities and appropriate regulatory authorities.

17. I understand that the work I produce in the IELTS Life Skills test remains the property of the IELTS Test Partners. It will not be released to candidates or to institutions or organisations, except in the investigation of suspected malpractice whereby my work may be provided to relevant authorities.

18. I understand that my IELTS Life Skills test will be audio and video recorded. I understand that in the event the test does not record I will be required to re-take the test. In the event of a malpractice investigation, the verification interview or re-testing will also be recorded. I also agree that an observer may attend my IELTS Life Skills test as part of the monitoring process.

19. I understand that there will be video recording and CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) in the test centre. I agree to be videoed while I am in the test centre on the test day, including from the place where I register and in the test room. I understand that video recordings will be used for monitoring purposes, investigations into suspected malpractice and enquiries on results. I understand if I do not agree to be video recorded I will not be able to take the test, and will not be entitled to a refund or transfer.

20. I understand that I will be charged the full test fee upon registration. I understand that if I cancel my test after the registration cut-off date. I should apply to cancel my test with the NEEA IELTS National Call Centre before the written test day and by providing appropriate medical evidence within the required deadline. Once such a request is approved I will be given a partial refund. Cancellation application will not be accepted after the test day.

21. I understand that if a test is rescheduled or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or events my only claim against the IELTS Test Partners is for refund of the test fee or to have my test date rescheduled.

22. I acknowledge that I have read the IELTS Life Skills Information for Candidates booklet (http://www.ielts.org).

23. I acknowledge that any child safety concerns reported to the appropriate British Council staff may be followed up with the child and/ or family concerned and, in addition, with appropriate authorities and/or local support service organization in accordance with the Anti-Domestic Violence Law in China.

Disclaimer:

IELTS Life Skills is designed to meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for visa categories and immigration purposes. IELTS Life Skills is made available worldwide to all persons, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality or religion, but it is not recommended to persons under 16 years of age.

British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment and any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering IELTS Life Skills shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive, or similar damages arising out of access to, use of, acceptance by, or interpretation of the results by any third party, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.