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Stricter ‘Life in the UK test’ after Brexit

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The government has announced that they will introduce stricter ‘Life in the UK’ test once Brexit is triggered next year.

Life in the UK test is a requirement for people who are applying to settle in the UK or become a British citizen.

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has announced that the government will enforce stricter test and replace the ‘Life in the UK’ test with a ‘British Values Test’. He has reasoned that the current ‘Life in the UK’ test is much too like a ‘pub quiz and does not test the true ‘liberal, democratic values that bind our society together.’

He has further stressed that ‘citizenship should mean more than being able to win a pub quiz. We need to make it a British values test – and that’s exactly what I will bring in.’

Furthermore, the Home Secretary has announced that applicants will face tougher English Language requirement and they will be tested to a higher standard.

This announcement follows after the government works towards a ‘single immigration system’ that will treat EU national same as non-EU nationals.

You can read the Home Secretary’s full speech via the link below:

http://press.conservatives.com/post/178663685490/sajid-javid-speech-to-conservative-party

Please also see the links to the articles published in relation to stricter requirements on settlement applications:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sajid-javid-immigrants-home-secretary-british-values-citizenship-conservative-conference-speak-a8564821.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/02/immigrant-language-criteria-to-harden-after-brexit-says-sajid-javid

If you are seeking to settle in the United Kingdom or to become a British citizen and require any assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to contact our team of immigration experts at Barar & Associates.