Life in the UK test for permanent residence goes into effect

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04 April 2007

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As of Monday, 02 April 2007, anyone wishing to gain permanent residence in the United Kingdom - properly known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) - will be required to take a test that assesses their knowledge of British life and culture. They will also be required to have proficient knowledge of the English language.

A potential permanent resident will be required to gain an English for Speakers of Other Languages qualification if they do not meet the requisite level of English language ability. If the potential permanent resident has sufficient knowledge of the language, the can skip ahead to