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The UKVI have sent out the following update regarding the Life in the UK test:
“Following a fair, open and rigorous procurement process, the Home Office has awarded the Life in the UK test contract to PSI Services.
The Life in the UK test is a computer-based test taken by people who are applying for settlement or British citizenship. It is designed to support cultural integration.
It helps to make sure that those who wish to make the UK their home or become British citizens, understand British values. As part of the test, individuals are also required to show they have a sufficient grasp of the English language.
PSI Services are the current provider of the test and through the procurement process they demonstrated that they offered the best value for the taxpayer and expertise to deliver a high-quality service.
The new contract will last for three years, with the option of an extension of up to 24 months, and is expected to be in place by the winter of this year.
Approximately 177,000 people take the test each year and tests will be available at around 41 location points across the UK.
The Home Office is continuing to look at reforming the Life in the UK test to give greater prominence to the British values and principles expected of those wishing to call the UK their permanent home.
The current service will continue for the foreseeable future and we will be in touch with details of any changes in due course”
Once further details are released we will be happy to provide further information on this. This article has been produced for general information purposes and further advice should be sought from a professional advisor. Immigration is a complex area of law for both corporates and individuals. Please contact our Business Immigration / Employment Team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin for further advice or information.