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. Get it on Google Play

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: Register of licensed sponsors: workers 07/02/2023
List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.
Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students 07/02/2023
List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.
Guidance: Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT) 07/02/2023
For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).
Guidance: Asylum screening and routing: caseworker guidance 06/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance on registering asylum claims and completing the screening process for asylum claimants.
Guidance: Defined certificate of sponsorship: SMS guide 12 06/02/2023
Use this step-by-step guide if you are a sponsor who is applying for a defined certificate of sponsorship (CoS)
Guidance: Creating and assigning a CoS: SMS guide 8 06/02/2023
A step-by-step guide to creating and assigning a certificate of sponsorship (CoS). This document should be viewed with the SMS guide 8a.
Guidance: Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK 06/02/2023
Check how quickly you’ll receive a decision on your UK visa application if you are applying from outside the UK.
Guidance: Guidance on examining identity documents 06/02/2023
A guide on how to detect basic forgeries in identity documents.
Guidance: Returns preparation: caseworker guidance 06/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance on arranging removals for officers dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.
Guidance: English Language requirement – family members: caseworker guidance 03/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance on considering the English language requirement for partners and parents on the 5 year route to settlement.
Guidance: Application validation, variation and withdrawal: caseworker guidance 03/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance on application forms and procedures for immigration applications and claims.
Guidance: Immigration status and enforcement action: caseworker guidance 03/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance on considering immigration status and deciding enforcement action.
Guidance: Albania: country policy and information notes 02/02/2023
Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.
Transparency data: Ukraine Visa Schemes: visa data 02/02/2023
Latest operational data on applications to come to or stay in the UK under the Ukraine Visa Schemes and Ukraine Extension Scheme.
Guidance: Windrush Compensation Scheme: full rules 02/02/2023
This guidance explains full details of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
Guidance: Windrush Compensation Scheme: caseworker guidance 02/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance for decision makers considering cases under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
Guidance: Offshore well boat workers: Immigration Rules concession 2022 01/02/2023
Concession for workers working on well boats in UK territorial seas.
Guidance: Offender management: caseworker guidance 01/02/2023
Immigration staff guidance on dealing with immigration enforcement matters within the UK.
Transparency data: Country returns guide 31/01/2023
Guidance on returning immigration offenders to their country of origin.
Guidance: Manage your sponsorship licence: SMS guide 2 31/01/2023
Step-by-step guide to managing your sponsorship licence using the sponsorship management system.