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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

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

Life in the UK test from October 28, 2013: Are there any changes?

Life in the UK test
Updated: October 20, 2021 According to the Home Office, all individuals wishing to settle in the UK should demonstrate their commitment by learning English and by having an understanding of British history, culture and traditions. Therefore, from 28 October 2013, unless they are exempt, all ap

New Life in the UK Test (3rd edition) – what you need to know

New Life in the UK test
Updated: October 20, 2021 Since 25 March 2013, people seeking permanent residence in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen have had to pass a new updated Life in the UK test. The new test is based on a new revised handbook called Life in the UK: A Guide for New Residents (3rd edition).

Life in the UK Test: Study with Improved Concentration

Life in the UK test
Life in the UK test study Having good concentration while studying the Life in the UK Test is critical in order to understand and remember all the resource book material. You need to commit your full attention into your study sessions. If you have constant distractions, or your mind is constantly

Life in the UK Test: how to prepare for this multiple-choice test

Life in the UK test
Life in the UK test preparation It is important to prepare for the Life in the UK Test. The handbook has a lot of pages that are jam- packed full of facts. Nobody knows what questions will be asked on the test, so it is essential that you memorize and understand all the handbook material in order

Life in the UK test: why does the UK need one?

Life in the UK test
The Life in the UK test was introduced in 2005 for naturalisation and in 2007 for settlement. People who are applying for naturalisation or for settlement, (also called indefinite leave to remain) and whose level of English is ESOL 3 or above, must pass this test. This test has been designed to e

Life in the UK test – Understanding the process

Life in the UK test
Updated: October 20, 2021 You have to take the Life in the UK test if you are applying for British citizenship or for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK. You’ll need to pass this test before you send in your application form. The test costs £50. If you fail the test, yo