Trevor1809

ILR application Life in the uk

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I thought that the life in the UK test was onlt for citizenship. Thought I would take a look at what was required on the ILR application form and the web site is telling me that my wife must pass the Life in the UK test. Is that correct, I thought it was just B1?

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From Apply to settle in the UK (UKVI refer to ILR as 'settlement.')

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Knowledge of language and life

If you’re 18 to 64 years old when you apply you must also pass:

 

These passes can then be used again for citizenship.

 

If there is not enough time for her to take and pass the LitUK test before your wife's current leave expires then she will need to extend her stay by applying for FLR instead. Otherwise she will be in the UK illegally!

 

As she will have already been living in the UK for 5 years by this time, she wont have to wait a further 30 months until this new FLR has expired before applying for ILR; but can do so once she meets all the requirements, including KoLL.

 

 

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Has that always been the case for the ILR? Just as well I found this it now as I have a year for my wife to get ready and take the test next year.

 

What a pathetic stupid test anyway.

How old was Mary Quuen of Scots when she became queen. Even the Scottish guy in the office from Edinburgh didn't know that but he did know that the longest dry ski slope in Europe was in Edinburgh, well he would know wouldn't he. Who cares when St Pancras station was built.

Life in the UK great but a test to see how much trivia you know seems a bit much.

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If you do a search on here you will find all of the questions and answers for the LITUK test in both English and Thai as a PDF. I can’t remember who posted it but it's been a big help for my wife.

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6 hours ago, Trevor1809 said:

Has that always been the case for the ILR?

The LitUK test was introduced in 2003, firstly for citizenship alone then about 1 year later for ILR as well.

 

Having passed it for ILR, obviously there is no need to take it again for citizenship.

 

2 hours ago, rasg said:

If you do a search on here you will find all of the questions and answers for the LITUK test in both English and Thai as a PDF. I can’t remember who posted it but it's been a big help for my wife.

There are a lot of practice test out there provided by commercial sites; ranging from helpful to useless (the one provided by a couple of guys in India is particularly risible!).

 

What is the Life in the UK test? is the official Stationary Office site, and there you can take official practice tests as well as purchase study materials.

 

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I am going to get one of the books. I gather that there is a limited pool of questions otherwise the amount of trivia would be impossible to learn. I only scored 18 out of 24 which was a pass but given a lot of the 18 I got correct were guesses does seem to make it a little dificult for a non native English speaker.

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Trevor, 

I agree entirely with your sentiments about the absurd nature of this test. It is yet another hoop in this whole expensive and lengthy process. 

 

It is a requirement for ILR and therefore must be passed if you don't want to be applying for FLR every 2 1/2 years until your wife is 65.

 

What I have found difficulty in finding out is what happens in the exam room when they take this test. I have 2 queries in particular :-

 

1. Is there a voice-over options so the candidate can hear the questions rather than just having to read them?

2. Are the questions in upper or lower case?

 

I have heard that there is a voice-over which would be very useful. I have also heard that the questions are in upper case which would be a bit crazy because every test question from every website seems to be in lower case. I wrote to a test centre about this but never got a reply. 

 

Surely some of you people reading this have partners who have taken the test and can enlighten us. Thanks.

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