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Stricter ‘Life in the UK test’ after Brexit

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.