Private Candidates in Ibadan, Kano, Abuja or Port Harcourt

See the registration process below for private candidates in Ibadan, Kano, Abuja, Port Harcourt only. Please note, we do not offer Primary Checkpoint exams to private candidates 

Step 1: Complete your registration form

Download and complete an entry form from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively you can collect a form from any of our exams centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt or Kano. You will need to bring along with you:

  • three current passport sized photographs
  • a valid international passport (original only – no other form of ID is acceptable)
  • a photocopy of the information page(s) of your international passport.

Once you have filled in your details, sign and submit the application form to one of our customer services team in Lagos, Abuja, or Port Harcourt.

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for CIE.

Do I need to make any special arrangements?

Find out about special arrangements.

Step 2: Pay for your exams

The fees for Oct/Nov exams are available now. Click here for the fees and registration deadlines for CIE

Registration and payments commenced on 4 July 2016.

Payment is made by bank draft, drawn from any of the existing Nigerian banks, payable to British Council.

Please click here to see our refund policy.

Penalty fees

Each examination board has a normal registration stage for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees on your exam registration form.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

You have now filled in your registration form and paid for your exams.

The final step is to submit your application to the British Council.

To do this, you will need:

  • Your completed and signed registration form. Please make and keep a photocopy of this form for your records.
  • Three colour passport-size photographs. These must be identical and taken within the past three months.
  • A clear photocopy of your valid international passport
  • Your bank draft.

Submit your application either by courier or registered mail to your nearest British Council office.

Step 4: Registration complete

You will receive a ‘statement of entry’ and exam identity card, sent via courier, to confirm that you are registered to take the exam. If you have not received confirmation one week before the expected exam date, please contact the British Council office where you registered.

Need to amend your entry?

Please contact our exams team.