Life in the UK Test

Welcome To MTS Training
Life in the UK Test


You may need to pass the Life in the UK test if you are applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain or Naturalisation. This test is to check your knowledge of British customs and traditions. If your age is below 18 or above 65 then you are exempt from this test.

The test cost is £50 and you can sit for the test in any one of the 60 approved test centres across the UK. You can find out the nearest Life in the UK test centre when you book for your test.

The test consists of 24 questions based on the Life in the UK handbook. You need to score at least 18 or more to pass the test. The test is for 45 minutes. To prepare for the test you can buy the official book Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents, 3rd Edition from the official website.

You would need one of the following documents to book your test

  • passport - it can be out of date
  • UK photocard driving licence - full or provisional
  • Convention Travel Document (CTD), Certificate of Identity Document (CID) or Stateless Person Document (SPD)
  • EU identity card
  • immigration status document endorsed with a UK residence permit on a passport and with a photo - it can be out of date
  • biometric residence permit

You also need to take an original of proof of your address to the test centre

Exam day
  • Arrive at the test venue at least 15 minutes prior to your test time
  • Bring your photo identification document (you will not be allowed to sit in exam, if you do not bring you original ID with you)
  • Bring an address proof document (within the last 3 months)
  • Report to the staff member the moment you reach the venue
  • Switch off your mobile phones and other electronic devices and hand over to the staff member during the test
  • Must not take any paper / notes / bags inside the test room