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Indefinite Leave To Remain Requirements

Indefinite Leave To Remain Requirements

Form Set(M) Requirements

Form Set(M) is the application form for British settlement or permanent residence. Persons who have settled in the UK are granted permission to live and work there permanently and eventually may have the option to obtain British citizenship. To be eligible to apply for settlement in the UK, you must fit into one of the following categories:

  • Spouse of a person present and settled in the UK
  • Civil partner of a person present and settled in the UK
  • Unmarried partner of a person present and settled in the UK
  • Same-sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK
  • Form Set(M) is for persons who have already been granted permission to enter or remain in the UK. If you are currently living outside of the UK, you should apply for settlement using Form FLR(M).

Spouses and Civil Partners

To be eligible for UK settlement as the spouse or civil partner of a British settled person, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged 18 or older upon the date of entering the UK;
  • Be in a monogamous relationship;
  • Have adequate knowledge of the English language and prove this by passing the English language test;
  • You intend to live permanently with your partner in the UK; and
  • You must complete 2 years’ leave to enter or remain as the partner of the person named on your application.

Unmarried or Same-Sex Partners

To be eligible for UK settlement as the unmarried or same-sex partner of a British settled person, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged 18 or older upon the date of entering the UK;
  • Have been living with your partner in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for a period of at least 2 years;
  • Have adequate knowledge of the English language and prove this by passing the English language test;
  • You intend to live permanently with your partner in the UK; and
  • You must complete 2 years’ leave to enter or remain as the partner of the person named on your application.

UK Citizenship Test Questions

Woman in assessment center

The UK Citizenship test is an essential part of the citizenship application process. The test is called the Life in the UK test and quizzes citizenship applicants on UK history, government and culture. Below are the topics you’ll be test on along with a few sample test questions. The question answers are listed at the bottom of the page.

History of British Migration

1. What spurred a mass migration to the UK in the mid-20th century?
a. World War I
b. World War II
c. The Industrial Revolution

2. When was slavery banned in Britain?
a. 1865
b. 1787
c. 1833

The role of women in British society

3. When were women given the right to vote in the UK?
a. 1801
b. Women have always been allowed to vote.
c. 1918

Everyday life for UK families

4. Are same-sex couples allowed to be married in the UK?*
a. Yes
b. No

Everyday life for UK children

5. Are children required to attend school in the UK?
a. Yes
b. No

6. From what ages is school compulsory for children in the UK?
a. 4-15
b. 5-16
c. 5-18

Substance laws

7. Is marijuana legal in the UK?
a. Yes
b. No

8. What is the legal age to buy cigarettes in the UK?
a. 12
b. 18
c. 16

Population

9. How many people live in the UK?
a. More than 60 million
b. Less than 40 million
c. Approximately 23 million

Geography

10. How many counties are in England (excluding Greater London and the Isles of Scilly)?
a. 100 counties
b. 51counties
c. 83 counties

11. What is the capital of the UK?
a. Leeds
b. London
c. Cambridge

Religion

12. Are persons living in the UK granted the freedom to practice any religion?
a. Yes
b. No

13. What religion is the Church of England?
a. Presbyterian
b. Catholic
c. Christian

Customs & Traditions

14. What is Boxing Day?
a. A holiday in June celebrating the sport of boxing.
b. A holiday celebrated on 17 January to honor the birth of boxing world champion Muhammad Ali.
c. A public holiday celebrated December 26th as an extension of Christmas.

15. Which of the following sports is popular in the UK?
a. Baseball
b. Football
c. Karate

Government

16. Who appoints the Prime Minister in the UK?
a. The ruling monarch
b. The House of Lords
c. The King of Ireland

17. How many houses are in the British Parliament?
a. 3
b. 5
c. 2

18. What are the houses of the British Parliament?
a. House of Lords and House of Commons
b. House of Democrats and House of Republicans
c. House of Representatives and Senate

Correct Answers: (1)a; (2)c; (3)1918; (4)b; 5(b); (7)b; (8)16; (9)a; (10)c; (11)b; 12(a); 13(c); (14)b; (15)a; (16)c; (17)c; (18)a
*As of Feb. 5, 2013 Parliament voted in overwhelming majority to pass a bill allowing same-sex couples to be legally married. The bill must still pass through certain legislative bodies before it becomes law.