06 April 2010
Changes to knowledge of life requirement for British Citizenship
Commencing tomorrow, the British government will introduce new regulations changing the knowledge of language and life requirements for those applying for naturalisation as a British citizen.
The British Nationality Regulations will specify that all applicants relying on qualifications in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) must study at an accredited college.
In addition, applicants will need to demonstrate to UK Immigration that after their course they have progressed at least one further level higher than their initial language assessment by a qualified person.
Applicants who have already demonstrated that they meet the knowledge of language and life requirement when they were granted settlement will not be affected by this change.