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In order to apply for British citizenship you will need to meet the criteria for doing so. The initial, and most important, criteria is having had Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK for at least 12 months. If you are in this position and are now looking into applying for British citizenship, you have no doubt heard of the Life In The UK test. This test is a mandatory part of the criteria for applying for British citizenship and it shows Home Office officials that you have a well rounded knowledge of life in the UK. In this article we are going to look at the Life In The UK test in a little more detail, trying to offer you some hints and tips on how to take and pass the test successfully. Passing the exam can enable you to then make a successful application for British citizenship.
The Life In The UK test is a 24 question multiple choice exam that is based around knowledge that the government perceives should be known to all of those who have spent a considerable amount of time in the UK. Whether this is merited or not is open to interpretation, but the test for the time being at least is here to stay. There has been much made in the media about the content of the exam: on occasion proving that many natives could not pass it. Be that as it may, the test is an integral part of applying for British citizenship.
In order to take the Life In The UK test you will need to visit an approved Centre. Once at the centre you will have 45 minutes to complete the exam and you're not allowed to refer to any other outside material in order to help with the answers. As a multiple choice exam you will be shown multiple potential answers from which you must choose the correct ones. You need to achieve the pass mark of 75 i;n order to will satisfy the requirements to pass the exam.
It currently costs Â£50 to take the Life In The UK test and there are 30 centres placed around the country where it can be taken. You need to use the online booking system to choose your preferred 5 of these centres and you will be allocated a place at one of them. The fee is payable at the time of booking.
You will need to ensure that you have the correct identification in order to take the exam. The following are accepted forms of identification for those taking the life in the UK exam:
It is vital that you're able to produce the correct identification to support your application or you will not be able to take the test. In this instance you will not get a refund so please ensure that you have the correct identification on the day of your test in order to prevent any issues that could end up with you not being able to take the test.
In order to book the Life In The UK test you have to use the online portal. Here you will select your appropriate date and time, select your preferred test centres and pay the application fee that allows you to confirm your booking. You will also need to verify some of your identification at this stage in order to complete the booking and receive confirmation of your allotted appointment.
Once you have completed the application you will then receive confirmation of your appointment and where you're expected to go. You will need to ensure that all of your details exactly match your identification as this will be checked when you go to take your test. Any failure to prove your identification will result in you being unable to take the test and a refund will not be given. This is why you must ensure that your application matches your identification exactly. If there are any concerns, please contact someone before making an appointment. We can help you in this situation if you are concerned,
While the Life In The UK test is full of questions that would be considered general knowledge, the Life In The UK test is not simple. Based on the information contained in the Life In The UK handbook, the answers to the test are easy to get your hands on but need to be studied. It is vital that you study this book in order to fill in your knowledge of the information that will be the basis of the exam. This will give you the ultimate chance of success.
As well as getting the handbook, you could also consult one of the many websites that offer practice tests in order to ensure that you are on the right track and progressing well. If you are concerned about your ability to pass the test or just need some help, please get in touch.
If you need help with the Life In The UK Test or indeed any other immigration issue then please get in touch. We have helped many people in your position to make a success of moving to and staying in the UK. Our team are on hand to offer expert help and would love to add your name to the list of those clients who have settled successfully in the UK.
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