The Life in the UK Test is a mandatory requirement for British citizenship. The requirement to demonstrate knowledge of life and language in the UK is stated in the law, as such very few exemptions apply to the life in the UK test for citizenship applicants.
Do you have to take a test to become a British citizen?
You need to pass the Life in the UK Test before you apply for citizenship. The test asks questions about UK laws and the legal system, working and other details of life in the UK. You can do the test any time before you apply.
Who is exempt from British citizenship test?
Exemptions if you’re applying to settle
an adult dependent relative between 18 and 64 of someone who is present and settled in the UK, is a refugee or has humanitarian protection. a refugee living in the UK. someone living in the UK with discretionary leave. someone living in the UK for with humanitarian protection.
Is Life in the UK Test compulsory?
The Life in the UK Test is a compulsory requirement for most people wanting to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen or permanent residence – also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or settlement.
Can I apply for British citizenship without life in UK test?
Anyone applying for British citizenship or to settle in the UK must take the Life in the UK test, unless you qualify under one of the following exemptions: You are under 18 or over 65. You have a long-term physical or mental condition, which you must confirm with a letter from a doctor.
What documents do I need to apply for British citizenship?
Your passport or national identity card or Home Office travel document or Home Office entitlement card or Home Office ARC letter or birth certificate or photographic driving licence or a bank, building society or credit card statement issued to you within the last six months.
How much is the UK citizenship fee 2020?
6. Applications made in the UK
|Fees category||Current Fee||New fee from 20 February 2020|
|Global Talent – dependant||£608||£608|
|Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens||£1,000||£1,000|
|Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult [footnote4]||£1,206||£1,206|
What happen if fail Life in the UK test?
If you fail the test
You must wait 7 days before taking the test again, but you can take the test as many times as you need to. You need to book and pay again each time.
How much does the Life in the UK test cost?
You need to take the test as part of your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK. You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50. There are over 30 test centres in the UK.
How long is B1 valid for?
You can use a B1 level qualification taken more than 2 years ago if you are applying for citizenship and the qualification was accepted when you settled in the UK. You can use a B1 level qualification taken more than two years ago if both of the following are true: it’s on the current list of recognised tests.
Are Life in the UK test Centres Open 2021?
Please be advised that Life in the UK test centres will remain open and will continue to conduct tests with social distancing measures in place. Please check your e-mails for updates and confirmation of your bookings. You do not have to call.
How long does it take to get British citizenship after applying 2020?
After you’ve applied
You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months – some applications can take longer.
How long does it take to get British citizenship after applying 2021?
If you applied before 1 July 2021
You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months – some applications can take longer. It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will not affect the decision.
How much does it cost to get British citizenship 2021?
In 2022, it costs £1,330 to make an application to naturalise as a British citizen.
|UK nationality applications|
|Application category||Fee from 11 October 2021|
|Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens||£1,000|
|Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult||£1,206|