EU citizen in Yorkshire? Get free help with settlement test

With a final push on Brexit talks, EU nationals living in Yorkshire can get free help with seeking British citizenship as they look to the future.

Get help passing the UK citizenship test

Life In The UK Test Webis a free online resource to help migrants prepare for the British Citizenship test.

It offers extensive study resources along with dozens of sample tests to prepare you for the official route; its 15 example exams have become very popular and a valuable asset for its thousands of followers on Facebook seeking a helping hand with staying in the UK.

If you're an EU citizen living in the UK by 31 December 2020 (or from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland), the good news is that your rights will remain the same until 30 June 2021.

But you should check if you can stay after that: you'll need to become a UK citizen, or apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

The EU Settlement Scheme offers either settled status (if you have lived in the UK for a continuous five-year period, known as ‘continuous residence’), or pre-settled status, meaning you can stay in the UK for a further five years from the date you get the status. You can then apply to change this to settled status once you’ve got five years’ continuous residence.

It's free to apply to the scheme: the deadline for applying is 30 June 2021, but you must have started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.

Remember that you only need to apply if you do not have indefinite leave to remain (if you do have indefinite leave to remain, you’ll usually have a stamp in your passport or a letter from the Home Office saying this).

Whether you’re applying for settlement in the UK or British citizenship, you'll need to pass a Life in the UK test – and that's where Life In The UK Test Web can help.

The test, which forms part of your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK, costs £50 every time you take it: you'll be tested on information in the official handbook for the Life in the UK Test.

You’ll have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions about British traditions and customs and you have to score 75 per cent or more to pass the test.

If you fail, you have to wait a week before taking the test again, but you can take the test as many times as you need to – just bear in mind that you need to book and pay again each time.

"Our team have the experience of having undertaken and successfully passed the UK citizenship test ourselves," says CEO Monica Mosquera.

"On the site we have gathered numerous questions that cover the contents of the official Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents third edition handbook to get you ready for the official test.

"We created 15 exams to really help prepare migrants for the official test and they've had a very positive reaction on our social media.”

To access the 15 exams plus one recently created click here.