1. Overview

Use this official service to book a Life in the UK Test as part of your application for citizenship or settlement.

You’ll be tested on your knowledge of British traditions and customs.

Who should take the test

You have to take the Life in the UK Test if you’re aged 18 to 65.

You don’t have to take it again if you’re applying to become a citizen and already passed it as part of your settlement application.


The fee for the test is £50.

Preparing for your test

Read the official handbook for the Life in the UK Test to help you prepare.

If you pass the 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 - it will then be returned to you.

You’ll only get 1 copy of your pass letter - you can’t get a replacement.

If you fail the test

You must wait 7 days before taking the test again, but you can do it as many times as you need to. You’ll need to book and pay again each time.

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