Changes to ‘knowledge of language and life’ requirements effective from 28 October

All applying for settlement or naturalisation as a British citizen will from 28th October 2013 be required to meet the knowledge of language and life requirement by passing the life in the UK test; and having a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent.

Only those exempt from the new rules will not be required to meet the new requirements.

For an application for citizenship to be considered under the pre 28th October requirements, the application will need to be received by UK Visas & Immigration (the former UKBA) by 25th October 2013 (the last working day before the change).

Please note that the UK Visas & Immigration do not receive a postal delivery on Saturday or Sunday.

Click here for details of the new requirements.

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