Alongside knowledge of life in the UK, you will also need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language. Applicants can prove knowledge of the English language by either having:
- An English qualification at B1, B2, C1 or C2 level
- A degree taught or researched in English
There are a few exceptions to the knowledge of the English language requirement. Applicants over 65 or anyone who is unable to as the result of a long-term physical or mental condition will not have to provide this evidence. You will need to provide a doctor’s note confirming your condition.
If you are a resident of any of the following countries, you will be automatically exempt from the English language requirements, but you will still need to pass the Life in the UK test.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- New Zealand
- The Republic of Ireland (for citizenship only)
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago