Q. How can I find out more information about booking the Life in the UK test?
A. Please visit the Life in the UK test official Home Office website
where you will find lots of useful information about the test.
Q. How do I book the Life in the UK test?
A. Please book your test using the Booking the Life in the UK test
link on the Home Office website.
Q. What do I need to do, in order to pass the test?
A. We strongly recommend purchasing and studying the 4 books we have shown below.
The four books are:
Life in the United Kingdom: a guide for new residents, (ISBN: 978-0113413409), Published 28th Jan 2013, 180 Pages
Life in the UK Official Study Guide, 2013 Edition (Life in the United Kingdom), (ISBN: 978-0113413423), Published 26th Mar 2013, 200 Pages
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2013: Everything You Need for the British Citizenship Test, (ISBN: 978-1907389160), Published 5th Mar 2013, 184 Pages
Life in the United Kingdom: Official Practice Questions and Answers, 2013 Edition, (ISBN: 978-0113413430), Published 26th Mar 2013, 200 Pages
Q. Can you recommend a Life in the UK test book in Urdu as I cannot understand the English books properly.
A. Please read:
Life in the UK Test - Urdu & English Handbook for New Residents 2013, (ISBN: 978-0957445345), Published 30th Jun 2013, 433 Pages
Q. Is the test easy to pass?
A. No, the test is difficult to pass and requires significant amounts of study. The average person will fail the test without reading and memorising key facts which can be found in the official books shown above.
Q. What do I need in order to book the test online?
A. You will need a form of ID e.g. passport in order to book the test online. For a full list see the link above.
Q. What do I need when I attend the test?
A. You will need the ID you booked online with and a proof of address. These must be original documents, as photocopies will not be accepted.
Q. What proof of address is accepted?
A. Gas, electricity, water or council tax bill, bank or credit card statement, UK photo card driving license or letter from the Home Office
with your name and address is also accepted. Please check the 'Booking the Life in the UK test' link above for more info.
Q. Where can I take the test?
A. There are around 60 test centres in the UK where you can take the test.
Please use the 'Booking the Life in the UK test' link above which will help you to find the five nearest test centres.
Q. What identification do I require when I attend the test?
A. You will need to bring one of the following: a passport, photocard driving license, Home Office UK travel document, European Union Identity Card,
Immigration status document, biometric resident permit.
For a more detailed list of ID requirements, please check the Please check the 'Booking the Life in the UK test' link above for more info.
Q. How much does the test cost?
A. From the 1st of June 2011, the cost of the test is now £50 (VAT inclusive).
Q. Can I retake the test if I fail?
A. Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you like.
Q. How long is the test?
A. You have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions.
Q. What format is the test?
A. The test is a multiple choice test.
Q. Do I need to take the Life in the UK test for indefinite leave to remain?
A. If you are applying for indefinite leave to remain (ILR), you can take the Life in the UK test if you are at ESOL Entry 3 level.
If you are not at ESOL level 3, then you can enroll on a ESOL with citizenship course and obtain the certificate before 28th Oct 2013.
After the 28th Oct 2013, you will have to pass the Life in the UK test in order to obtain ILR.
Q. Do I need to take the Life in the UK test to obtain a British passport?
A. Yes, you will need to take the Life in the UK test, after the 28th Oct 2013 you will also need to obtain an English qualification B1 CEFR or higher as well.
Q. I am applying for a spouse visa, which form do I need to fill in for indefinite leave to remain?
A. You will need to complete the SET(M)
. We have provided a link to where you can find the form.
Q. I have passed the life in the UK test and I need help with my application for ILR, can you help?
A. Yes, we are able to help, please contact us using our contact form
Q. My partner has just had their ILR application refused, what should I do?
A. You will need to get in touch with a qualified solictor who can advise you on your personal circumstances.
Please fill in our simple contact form
and we will try to help you to choose a recommended qualified solicitor who can help to resolve your matter.