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UNITED KINGDOM: Changes to

Beginning on October 28, 2013, unless they are exempt, applicants for settlement or naturalization as a British citizen must 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

For an application for citizenship to be considered under the pre-October 28 requirements, the application must be received by UK Visas & Immigration (formerly the UK Border Agency) by Friday, October 25, 2013 (the last working day before the change).

DETAILS OF THE NEW REQUIREMENT

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