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British Citizenship: The Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Applying

British Citizenship: The Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Applying
You have indefinite leave to remain or 'settled status', and you want to apply for British Citizenship? Hang on for a few minutes. Don't start the application process without having a clear idea of it, like jumping into the sea without knowing how to swim and expecting to reach the shore. Yo

UK Citizenship Test: 10 Common Mistakes To Avoid

UK Citizenship Test - 10 Common Mistakes To Avoid
Passing the Life in the UK test is a requirement to obtain British citizenship or to settle in the UK. The test measures your understanding of the UK's history, civics, geography and a lot more. Each year hundreds of candidates take this test, but many fail at it due to some common mistakes

Life in the UK Test – 10 Learning Tips to Help You Pass

Life in the UK Test - 10 Learning Tips to Help You Pass
A critical step in becoming a UK citizen is to pass the Life in the UK Test. For many, that can be a tough nut to crack! Here are ten learning tips that will help you to pass the Life in the UK Test. Smart planning begins with knowing what to expect. Browse through the official website of

Brexit: Latest Updates to the Life in the UK Test Handbook

Brexit Life in the UK test Handbook Changes
People who are applying for naturalisation or for settlement, (also called indefinite leave to remain) are required to take the Life in the UK Test. The handbook, Life in the UK: A Guide for New Residents contains all the testable material for the test. Since Brexit, the UK Government has updated

COVID-19 Updates for Life in the UK Test and Citizenship Ceremonies

Life in the UK test citizenship ceremony COVID update
The Life in the UK Test is a mandatory requirement for most people wanting to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen or permanent residence (Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or settlement). The Home Office has allowed the opening of some English language testing facilities and Life in

Applicants found cheating on their Life in the UK Test

Life in the UK Test keyboard
A recent BBC investigation has discovered people cheating on their Life in the UK test. At some training academies throughout the UK, gangs offer applicants a two-way earpiece connected via Bluetooth to a hidden mobile phone. The criminals can hear the questions and relay the answers through the

Your British citizenship application will be rejected if you fail the Good Character requirements

British citizenship passport
If you want your British citizenship application to be approved by the Home Office, you must satisfy their Good Character requirements. If you are not able to fulfil this Good Character test, your British citizenship application will be denied. It is very important that you keep this in mind when ap

British citizenship application for children is 22 times more costly than Germany

British citizenship passport
The cost of British citizenship for children has skyrocketed by more than 150% in 7 years, from £386 in 2010 to £973 as of January 2018. The government is under pressure over this as a large number of young people marched on Westminster to protest against the high fees, which make it impossibl

MEPs will veto any Brexit deal that jeopardizes EU citizens’ rights in the UK

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Last week, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, said that Members in the European Parliament (MEPs) will block any Brexit accord that fails to secure the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, and of British nationals living in Europe. This statement was a warning to The

Life in the UK test and ILR missed deadline: New Zealand family faces deportation

Life in the UK test centre
The Home Office is deporting a New Zealand family because of a simple oversight regarding the Life in the UK test requirement, in their application for indefinite leave to remain (ILR). Their visa was set to expire in May 2015, and they intended to apply for permanent residency status 28 days bef