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 7 days in advance. It costs £50.

There are around 60 test centres in the UK – choose one of the 5 closest to where you live.

If the centre isn’t close to where you live, you won’t be allowed to sit the test and you won’t get a refund. You must bring proof of your address to the test.

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’ll need all of the following to book a test:

email address
debit or credit card
an accepted form of ID