PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 7 days in advance. There are around 60 test centres in the UK - choose one of the 5 closest to where you live. If the centre isn’t close to where you live, you won’t be allowed to sit the test and you won’t get a refund.
You can use one of the following as ID to book the test:
passport - it can be out of date
UK photocard driving licence - full or provisional
convention travel document (CTD), certificate of identity document (CID) or stateless person document (SPD)
EU identity card
immigration status document endorsed with a UK residence permit on a passport with a photo - it can be out of date
biometric residence permit
The name you give and all the information you have provided on your test booking must be an exact match with the name on the ID you use to book the test. You must include any middle names on the booking form or your test will be rejected and you won’t get a refund.
PLEASE BRING THE EXACT ID YOU USED TO BOOK THE TEST IF YOU DO NOT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE YOUR TEST OR RECIEVE A REFUND
You can make special requests when you book your test, eg if you have a disability and need extra equipment or help accessing the centre.
Life in the UK Test
What to bring to your test
You must bring the same ID that you used to book the test. You must also bring proof of your address that has your name and post code on it. It must be dated within 3 months of the day of your test.
This can be a:
gas, electricity or water bill
Council Tax bill
bank or credit card statement
letter from the Home Office with your name and address on it
UK photocard driving licence
You can bring a printed copy of a bank statement if it’s stamped and signed by the issuing branch.
If you don’t bring the correct documents you won’t be able to sit the test and you won’t get a refund.
Taking your Test
The Test is computer-based, consisting of 24 questions and takes up to 45 minutes to complete. The questions consist of the following topics:
British Principles, Traditions & Values
British Culture, History, Government & Law
You will be tested on information from the Official Handbook for Life in the UK Test:
You should study this book to prepare for your Test, other aids are also available on our website.
If you pass your test
You must get 75% or more in the test to pass.
You’ll get a ‘pass notification letter’. You must send the original with your citizenship or settlement application to prove you passed.
You’ll only get one copy of the letter - you can’t get a replacement.
Call the Home Office if you’ve lost your pass letter. You won’t get a new one but they’ll tell you what to do.
If you fail your 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’ll need to book and pay again each time.