PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 7 days in advance. There are around 30 test centres in the UK - you will be able to choose the one 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 (must be in date)
Approved Travel Document (must be in date)
EU identity card (must be in date)
Biometric Residence permit (must be in date)
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.
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.
If you pass your test, you will get 'Unique Reference Number (URN) via email’.
You must quote this number with your citizenship or settlement application to prove you passed.
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.