The Values and Principles of the United Kingdom
In order to become a permanent resident of the United Kingdom, you must know and take into heart the various values and principles of the UK. These principles are:
The rule of law
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Participation in community life
Also, you will need to pledge to uphold the values and principles of UK. Here is the pledge:
“I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfill my duties and obligations as a British citizen.”
It is also required for you to follow these rules:
Respect and obey the law.
Respect the rights of others, including their right of their own opinions.
Treat others with fairness.
Look after yourself and your family.
Look after the area in which you live and the environment.
By upholding all these, the UK offers you these:
Freedom of belief and religion.
Freedom of speech.
Freedom from unfair discrimination.
A right to fair trial.
A right to join in the election of a government.
Becoming a Permanent Resident
In order for you to become a permanent resident of the United Kingdom, you will need to pass these two requirements:
Pass the Life in the UK Test.
Have a sufficient amount of knowledge in English (by passing the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry Level 3).
Taking the Life in the UK Test
The test consists of 24 questions (you need to answer 18 questions correctly to reach the pass mark of 75%), all of which comes from the official Life in the UK Test handbook.
The test is prepared on the English language. However, you can take it on Welsh or Scottish Gaelic if you have opted for special arrangements.
To take the test, you need to book the test first in this website: www.lifeintheuktest.gov.uk. You can take the test at any of the 60 test centres in the UK.
You need to provide identification and proof of your address before taking the test. Failure to provide these will result to you not being able to take the test.