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I’ve Passed My Test, What Next?

Have you passed the Life in the UK test and need to complete your application for settlement (ILR) or citizenship? Find out here where to get the forms to complete your application.

If you’ve passed your test, congratulations!

You now need to concentrate on gathering all the required documentation so you can start the process of filing your application. The next steps will vary depending on whether you are applying for British citizenship or settlement in the UK (also known as indefinite leave to remain or permanent residence).

You must keep safe the unique reference number given to you after you passed the test. The Home Office will use this number to check you have passed the test when you make your settlement or citizenship application.

Make sure you correctly submit your application. It is not possible to get a refund for incorrect or incomplete applications. Thousands of citizenship applications are rejected each year for reasons that could have easily been avoided. All forms come with a set of detailed guidance notes to help you complete your application.

Once you’ve completed your application you must send it to the Home Office for processing. This requires you to send valuable documents with your application.