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Test Report Form (TRF)
The IELTS results are usually issued 13 days after the test. The Test Report Form shows your IELTS scores for all four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, and your Overall Band Score. The Test Report Form has your photo on it and an inbuilt security system so as to ensure that it cannot be copied. Each candidate will only receive one copy of the test report form. There will be no replacements so please make sure you keep it safe.
Valid for two years
Your Test Report Form will remain valid for a recommended period of two years. It is not usual for recognising organisations to accept a Test Report Form issued more than two years ago, unless you have ample evidence to show that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test.
Preview of your results online 13 days after the test
You can preview for your provisional IELTS results online ( 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 date of birth to check your result.
Collection of your IELTS test result
Candidates are required to collect the result in person or nominate an authorized person to collect it on your behalf at IDP Hong Kong office on the collection schedule.
(Authorization Form). All uncollected test report forms will be posted by ordinary mail (local) / air mail (overseas) to the address provided in your application.
Your IELTS test report form can be sent to you by Courier Service if you are not able to collect your results. Please contact us for information regarding the arrangement and courier service fee.
Additional Test Report Form
You may send five additional copies of your Test Report Form to academic institutions/ employers/ government agencies/ professional bodies free of charge within a month after your Test Report Form is released. We are not able to send your results to friends/family, migration agents, or education agents. For additional copies or requests made one month after your result is released, we will charge an administrative fee of HK$50 per copy.