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Life in the UK Test

Part of the Indefinite Leave to Remain and Citizenship Requirements

The Life in the UK Test is now required for Permanent Residence in the UK or British Citizenship. It does not give you the knowledge you need to take the test. You can find this information in the ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship’ handbook. This is the only book you will need to buy to prepare for the test. There are many free self help guides and tests on the internet to assist you in passing the Life in the UK Test.

Not everyone has to take the Life in the UK Test.  Contact our office and we can advise if you need to take it. We can also assist with your settlement or Citizenship application to ensure the process goes smoothly for you.

Depending on your level of English, you may choose to attend combined English language (ESOL) and citizenship classes.

The test is computer-based and only available to take at an accredited Life in the UK Test centre in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

How do I demonstrate my knowledge of language and life in the UK Test?

If you are not exempt from the KOL requirement, you must demonstrate a good knowledge of language and life in the UK before you apply for settlement. Most applicants will need to do this by:

passing the ‘Life in the UK’ test, if they speak English to a reasonable standard, or if they are currently in the UK as skilled or highly skilled migrants; or

taking and passing a course in English and citizenship, if they do not speak English.

There are 3 ways to demonstrate your knowledge of language and life (KOL) in the UK Test

If you are an English speaker (see below) and/or you are currently in the UK as a skilled or highly skilled migrant, you must pass the ‘Life in the UK test’.

If you are not an English speaker and you are not a skilled or highly skilled migrant, you must pass a course in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) which contains citizenship materials.

If you are the partner of a staff member of HM Diplomatic Service, the British Council or the Department for International Development, there are other arrangements.

If you have completed your Life in the UK Test and want to find out if your are eligible for Settlement or Citizenship contact us today

How We Can Help?

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