A change in the rules for UK settlement or Naturalisation Applicants from 28th October 2013

If you apply for either a settlement or a naturalisation application after 28 October 2013, you'll need to show both of the following:

  • You have passed the Life in the UK Test. See . And
  • * You have a speaking and listening qualification in English at level B1 CEFR or higher, or an equivalent level qualification]


[Note that the English language qualification will not need to be provided by nationals of a majority English speaking country or individuals with a degree taught in English.]