Life in the UK Test
This site helps you to prepare for the Life in the UK Test that is now required for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK or British citizenship. It does not give you the knowledge you need to take the test. You can find this information in the '3rd edition of the Life in the United Kingdom handbook: A Guide for New Residents'. This is the only book you will need to buy to prepare for the test. All questions for the Life in the UK test are taken from the information contained in this handbook.
Not everyone has to take the Life in the UK Test. Visit 'About the test' to find out if you do. Depending on your level of English, you may choose to attend combined English language (ESOL) and citizenship classes.
The test is computer-based and only available to take at an accredited Life in the UK Test centre in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
|About the test
Who has to take the test and other important information
|Prepare for the test
Find out how the test works and if you're ready to take it
|New to computers?
Mouse training and keyboard training to build your IT skills
|Book a test
Click here to book your test
'Life in the United Kingdom' handbook
You must read the third edition of the Life in the United Kingdom handbook. This is the only offical handbook for the Life in the UK test.
You can buy 'Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents', 'Life in the United Kingdom: Official Study Guide' and 'Life in the United Kingdom: Official Practice Questions and Answers' from The Stationery Office website or from bookshops across the UK.
If you need to change this site to make it easier for you to read, visit the accessibility page by selecting the link at the bottom of the screen.
Using this website
Use the menu on the left of the screen to help you find your way around this site. This site has three main sections: About the test, Prepare for the test and Book a test. Some sections have several parts: select a section to view its contents.
This site has been designed to work best with Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or above. If you are using an older browser (version 4.0 or below), we recommend you download the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. You may experience difficulty viewing the 'Prepare for the test' section of this website if you are using other browsers or operating systems.