Life in the UK Test
As part of an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain or British citizenship the Life in the UK test is important to pass as this is a compulsory requirement for those wishing to apply for permanent residence in the UK.
The test is multiple choice and you are given 45 minutes to answer 24 questions based on the Life in the UK handbook, focusing on topics such as knowledge of culture, politics and history of the UK. The required pass mark is 75%.
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If you are applying for settlement or indefinite leave to remain you are required to pass the Life in the UK test if you are:
Applying for indefinite leave to remain after five years of residency in the UK, as a spouse or partner of a British citizen or settled person; or applying after ten years in the UK.
You may be exempt from siting the Life in the UK test if :
- You are over the age of 65
- You have already passed the Life in the UK test for a previous application
- You have a long term physical or mental condition
You will need your email address, debit or credit card and an acceptable form of ID.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 you will need to sit the Life in the UK test as part of your application for settlement or for British citizenship. This is a standard exam that is designed to test your knowledge of British customs, history, traditions and culture, which must be passed at a score of 75% or above. You may take the test as many times as you wish, however, a fee is applicable every time you sit the test.
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You will get a ‘pass notification letter’ which you must send as part of your application in its original form. You will need to keep the letter safe as you will not be given a replacement should you lose the original.
You must wait 7 days before taking the test again, but you can take the test as many times as you need to. You need to book and pay again each time.
One of our immigration experts will support you to prepare for the test via guidance, revision materials and assist you with bookings and cancellations.