Immigration Minister explains UK citizenship tests

For many of us, being able to call ourselves a British citizen is something that we take for granted.

And many of us don’t see the privilege or advantages that being able to call ourselves a British citizen brings.

But for a lot of people from other countries, being an official UK citizen – rather than simply just living here – is a source of real pride. This is something I saw when I visited a group taking the Government’s new citizenship tests which were introduced on 1 November.

A person from any country can seek British citizenship, if they meet our immigration rules, and every applicant will be required to take the UK citizenship test or a Life in the UK course as part of that process. No nationality is given an easier or more difficult route to entry than any other.

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