Book the Life in the UK Test

Book the Life in the UK Test

This is the only official government service for booking the Life in the UK Test. You need to take the test as part of your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK.You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50.There are over 30 test centres in the UK – choose one of the 5 closest to where you live

Prepare for the test

You’ll be tested on information in the official handbook for the Life in the UK Test – you should study this book to prepare for the test.

You’ll have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions about British traditions and customs.

Book the test

You need all of the following to book a test:

email address

debit or credit card

an accepted form of ID

Accepted forms of ID

You can use one of the following as ID to book the test:

passport – it can be out of date

UK photocard driving license – full or provisional

convention travel document (CTD), certificate of identity document (CID) or stateless person document (SPD)

EU identity card

immigration status document approved with a UK residence permission that has a photo – it can be out of date

biometric residence permit

Check the ‘Identification requirements’ document to make sure the ID you have is acceptable.

Email for help if you do not have any of these documents.

The name you give on your test booking must be an exact match with the name on the ID you use to book the test.

You must include any middle names on the booking form or your test will be returned and you will not get a refund.

If you have a disability

You can make special requests when you book your test, for example if you have a disability and need extra equipment or help accessing the center.

Get help

Contact the Life in the UK Test Helpline if you need help with your booking.

Life in the UK Test Helpline

Telephone: 0800 015 4245

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Find out about call charges

When you do not need to take the test

You do not need to take the test if you:

are under 18

are 65 or over

have passed it before – for example, if you’re applying to become a citizen and already passed it as part of your settlement application

have a long-term physical or mental condition – you must provide either a form or letter from a doctor confirming your physical or mental condition

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