How can you book your Life in the UK test?

Candidates who wish to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or British citizenship, have to pass the Life in the UK test. Applicants must book the Life in the UK test from the following official website:

If migrants wish to practice the test, they can visit the official website:

The test fee is £50. Candidates can book the test online at least 3 days in advance. If applicants would like to change the time or date, they will need to change it up to 72 hours (3 days) before the test without a charge. However, if migrants change the date or date within 3 days, they will need to book a new test, and the previous booking fee cannot be refunded.

Applicants will have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions in relation to British traditions, customs, history and politics. In order to pass the test, migrants must score 75% (18 questions correct) or more. From 17 December 2019, applicants will receive a ‘Unique Reference Number (URN)’ if they pass the test. Those who passed the test prior to 17 December 2019, would receive a letter with a ‘test reference ID’. If migrants failed the test, they must wait 7 days before booking a new test.

Booking the Life in the UK test

Candidates will need to use their email address, debit/ credit card and an accepted form of ID to book the test. Accepted forms of ID including valid passport, valid travel document with a photo (you cannot use an emergency travel document), biometric residence permit and biometric residence card.

Migrants will need to register an account for the test, and the registered name must be an exact match to the ID presented. On the test day, they will need to bring the same ID that they used to book the test.

There are over 30 test centres in the UK. However, the test centres outside the UK are only available for dependants of a serving member of the British Armed Forces. If you do not fall into this category you cannot sit a test outside the UK.

What documents do you need to bring to the test centre?

You must bring the ID you registered with. If your ID or details are not consistent with the ID and postcode you’ve provided when booking the test, you will not be able to take your test and the fees would not be refunded.

As evidence of address, you must provide a recent utility bill less than 3 months prior to the date of the test, such as the original gas/electricity/water bill, council tax bill, bank statement, bank transaction list, UK photocard driving licence or a letter from the Home Office with your name and address on it.

How and when will you get your test result?

You will receive your test result verbally along with your Unique Reference Number (URN). You will be able to log into your account and view all your test results on the LitUK booking system.

Please note that during the test, if you have tried to cheat in any ways, such as taking the test for another person, using any materials (electronic or printed) during the test, using any electronic communications device and speaking to other candidates etc, the test centre will report it to the Home Office and the police, remove you from your test session and cancel your test. This might also affect your ILR or British citizenship application.

Contact Our Immigration Team

For expert advice regarding any aspect of the Life in the UK test, please contact our immigration team on 0203 384 3075.

The content of this article is for general use and information only. Since each case should be prepared on its own merit and in light of the constant amendments to the Immigration Rules, it is important to note that the information provided must not be relied upon unless Migra & Co has either given written consent or has been officially engaged in relation to a specific immigration matter. As a result, Migra & Co will take no responsibility for any damage, cost or loss resulting from relying on the information contained in this article, blog and website.

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