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#11 Smit

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:40 PM

Thanks Victoria. I am taking the test next week and have just bought the book from the internet, hope it arrives quickly so I can get cracking.



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Posted 12 December 2006 - 12:48 PM

Is there a time validity for the pass certificate for Life in the UK Test? The FAQs indicate that it is valid indefinitely. I am eligible for applying for an Indefinite Leave in July 2007 and the new course contents for the test is due in April 2007. Will it be alright if I appear for the test in Jan/Feb 2007 and then apply for my ILR in July 2007?

Any help on this would be appreciated.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 12:59 PM

Yes.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:15 PM

NOCPM, given that there were two questions in your post, to avoid any ambiguity in Victoria's post, I think the answers are :-

No! Yes!

Indeed because a new version of the test starts being given in April 2007, with a new book relating to that being issued early in 2007, you might like to make an effort to pass the test in March or earlier, to cut out any need to study the new version of the book, and sit the new version of the test.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:53 PM

Victoria and John,

Thanks a lot for your response. The doubt that I have still got is whether the Home Office will ask all applicants wishing to apply after April 2007 to take the test again from April 2007? Have you had any past experiences where such a situation has been allowed by Home Office? I understand that the course contents is being changed probably for the first time since it's introduction.

In case if I appear for the test before April 2007, I would be benefited as I need to study the current material and above all, suggestions and instructions are available in discussion boards just as you guys have helped me this time.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:12 PM

Once you have taken the test that is that. They will not ask you to resit it once you have passed.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:31 AM

Hi, This is the fisrt time i am posting on this forum as its usually my wife who visits this forum for all the advices :) Yesterday i appeared for my Life in the uk Test and passed it in the first atempt. I read through the (life in the Uk test), book refered to us by John, for 3 days before appearing for the test. Thanks alot John for recommending the book and all the beneficial advices provided from the beginning. Really appreciate your help.
I have another question which should be the last one till i send my documents off in Dec :) I am due to apply for naturalisation in jan 2008, would my life in the uk test be valid till then? as i still have a year to go before i send my documents off. Please advise.
Thankyou

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:22 AM

Congratulations on passing the Citizenship Test! The pass certificate does not expire .... it remains valid until you need to use it.

..... send my documents off in Dec. I am due to apply for naturalisation in jan 2008


Make sure you do not apply too early! For Naturalisation applications there is nothing like applying in the last 28 days before the end of the relevant time period. You need to wait until you have actually completed the relevant number of years.

Can you post the exact date you arrived in the UK?

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:52 AM

John, I entered the Uk on the 13th of jan,05 on a spouse visa. We went abroad for a period of approximately 80 days on 9th of nov,05 to mid of feb,06. Applied for the Ilr at the birmingham PEO and was issued with the indefinate on the same day 18th or the 19th of dec 06. These are roughly the exact dates as i am at work and do not have the passport with me,but i am sure they are correct :) appreciate your help,
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:39 AM

I entered the Uk on the 13th of jan,05 on a spouse visa.


If that is the correct date then you can apply for Naturalisation as British on say Monday 14.01.08, at the earliest. The reason is that there is an absolute test that must be passed, and no discretion for IND to ignore it.

Namely, it is essential that the applicant (applying on the basis of marriage to a British Citizen) needs to pass the "applicant was physically present in the UK exactly three years before IND receive the Naturalisation application" test. Can you cannot possibly pass that test until say 14.01.08.




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