Life in the UK Test

Free practice questions and study materials for the Life in the UK test; based on book 'Life in the United Kingdom – A Guide for New Residents'.

Applications made for British Nationality and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR – settlement) should be accompanied with the evidence of knowledge of language and life in the UK (KoLL) unless exempt. Applicants will be required to: pass the Life in the UK test; and to have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent (for applications made on or after 28 October 2013) Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information, mistakes can occur and therefore no guarantees are given. In the event of any issues, please let us know and we will act accordingly. Having problems? Please contact us.

Practice tests

You will have 24 random questions from our 350+ question database and you will be given 45 minutes to complete the test. Questions are not from the real test but they are close enough to test yourself.

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Study materials

Study materials are based on third edition (2013) of the official book 'Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents’ and reproduced with the permission of Office of Public Sector Information.

Chapter 1 : The values and principles of the UK
Chapter 2 : What is the UK
Chapter 3 : A long and illustrious history
Chapter 4 : A modern, thriving story
Chapter 5 : The UK government, the law and your role

UK Visas and Immigration

Guidance: Endorsing bodies: Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) 22/10/2018
List of authorised institutions for Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur).
Guidance: Correcting an incorrect endorsement: ECB19 22/10/2018
Information and guidance on handling visa applications made outside the UK.
Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students 22/10/2018
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under Tier 4.
Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers 22/10/2018
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers under Tiers 2 and 5.
Guidance: New Zealand: apply for a UK visa 22/10/2018
Information about applying for a UK visa in New Zealand.
Guidance: Iraq: country policy and information notes 19/10/2018
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Guidance: Employer sponsorship: restricted certificate allocations 19/10/2018
A list of restricted certificates allocated each month for employer sponsorship in Tier 2 (General).
Guidance: European passport return service: Scotland 19/10/2018
List of local authorities in Scotland that offer the European passport return service.
Guidance: Windrush scheme and information 18/10/2018
Information on the Windrush scheme for Commonwealth citizens and others who have been in the UK for a long time and are worried about their immigration status.
Guidance: Bangladesh: country policy and information notes 17/10/2018
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Guidance: Nationality checking service: England 17/10/2018
List of local authorities in England that offer a checking service for UK nationality applications.
Form: Application to transfer UK visa to new passport 16/10/2018
Form to apply to transfer a visa to a new passport if you have not travelled to the UK yet.
Guidance: Asylum screening and routing 16/10/2018
Asylum policy guidance on asylum screening and routing.
Guidance: Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and leaving care: funding instructions 15/10/2018
Instructions to local authorities about funding for the support and care of former and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).
News story: Windrush compensation scheme consultation extends 11/10/2018
The consultation for the Windrush compensation scheme will now close on 16 November 2018 to ensure that everyone who wants to is able to contribute.
Guidance: Nationality document return service: England 11/10/2018
List of local authorities in England that offer a document return service for UK nationality applications.
News story: Immigration Rules: Next phase of EU Settlement Scheme confirmed 11/10/2018
The second phase will include staff in the higher education, health and social care sectors.
Detailed guide: EU Settlement Scheme pilot: applicant eligibility 11/10/2018
A new phase of the EU Settlement Scheme pilot will open on 1 November 2018 and will run until 21 December 2018.
Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1534, 11 October 2018 11/10/2018
Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 11 October 2018.
Form: Application to transit UK on government business: form VAFDIP3 11/10/2018
Form for a diplomat or member of a foreign government to apply to transit through the UK to another country on official business.