Society and culture


  • Use this official service for booking a Life in the UK Test as part of your application for citizenship or settlement

  • Search the charity register to find details of registered charities in England and Wales including contact information, activities, latest financial reports and current trustees.

  • The different types of British nationality explained - British citizen, British overseas territories citizen, British overseas citizen, British subject, British national (overseas), British protected person

  • How you can show you know English when you apply for citizenship and to settle in the UK, and when you do not have to.

  • Use this form to claim Sure Start Maternity Grant by post.

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