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New Life in the UK test chapter 1 summary – Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents – 3rd Edition

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:

    • Democracy

    • The rule of law

    • Individual liberty

    • 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.