Life in the UK Test
By Danielle Cohen Immigration Law Solicitor LinkedinDanielle Cohen has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and a reputation for offering professional, honest and expert advice.
A happy moment has arrived when you need to take the Life in the UK Test which is the final hurdle you must overcome to obtain settlement in the UK and to become a British citizen. There is nothing to be afraid of in the Life in the UK test because many have passed it.
Who needs to take the Life in the UK Test?
The Life in the UK Test must be taken by anyone who wishes to make an application for indefinite leave to remain or to naturalise as a British citizen. You need to take the test if you are between the ages of 18 to 65 but if you are under this age or over 65 you do not have to take the test. If you can prove that there are physical or mental conditions that prevent you from taking it, you may be exempt.
Where can I take the Life in the UK Test?
The Life in the UK Test must be taken at an approved Life in the UK Test location and there are several test centres catering for candidates all around the country.
How do I prepare for the Life in the UK Test?
The way to prepare for the test is to buy the official handbook for the Life in the UK Test. You should study it and prepare for the test. The handbook is available as a book, an e-book, learning subscription or audio format. You will have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions about British traditions and customs.
What documents do I need to bring to the test?
There are several accepted forms of ID, valid passport, travel document, biometric residence permit or biometric residence card.