Whether one applies for British citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain, one of the eligibility requirements is that one needs to pass the Life in the UK test. Also known as the British Citizenship test, the Life in the UK test was introduced to ensure these new British citizens have a good understanding of British customs, traditions, laws and the political system, as well as the English language. Afterall, to move and live in a different country, it is essential to know its history and culture.
One is unable to apply for naturalisation or settlement until they have passed the Life in the UK test. With so much at stake, the Life in the UK test can be stressful, but preparation is the most effective way to pass the test.
Points to note
- One can book your Life in the UK Test online at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50 and is non-refundable even if one fails.
- There are over 30 test centres across the UK.
- The official handbook for the LIFE IN THE UK Test is the best way to prepare for the test.
- While giving the test, one will have 45 minutes to answer 24 multiple choice questions about British traditions and customs, on a computer.
- Pass percentage is 75% which means one must correctly answer at least 18 questions to pass.
- One can find out the result after the test and will be issued either a pass or fail certificate.
- One should remember to take proof of identity and address to the test centre.
- In total, one should allow 2 hours for the entire process, including identity checks on arrival and 45 minutes for the test itself.
When you do not need to take the test:
Ones does not need to take the test if they are under 18 or are above 65 years. Also, if the person has long-term physical or mental condition, one can provide either a form or letter from a doctor confirming the physical or mental condition.
For more information and help –
Contact the Life in the UK Test Helpline
Telephone: 0800 015 4245 / Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Visit website – https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test