Friday, December 9, 2011

Naturalization-Applying For Britsh Citizenship

To live in UK and to have a British citizenship is what most people dream of. British citizenship has lots of advantages such as the migrants get the same status as that of the UK-born citizens. Moreover they also get the opportunity to work in banks, public services along with complete security. Once you become a British citizen you can freely settle down in the country and avail numerous benefits like you get the right of living permanently in UK, you can also vote in UK national elections, become eligible for a UK passport, can purchase property, open a bank account, and lots more. Moreover the citizenship helps the migrants in strengthening the emotional bond with the UK. In case you are planning to apply for British citizenship then it is mandatory to have sufficient knowledge about Life in the UK and also it is mandatory to clear the British Citizenship test.

You need to clear the Life in the UK Citizenship test in order to become a British citizen. It is a compulsory test that is required by the Home office. On the internet you can find out several websites that offer practice tests. You can practice for the Life in the UK test from the sample papers offered by the reliable and trusted websites. You can obtain information and an idea of the real test by solving the practice test papers. Generally the tests are based on the official Home office handbook 'Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship'. It contains chapter numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 covering topics on the life, culture and practices of the UK, etc which gives the readers complete knowledge about the Life of the UK. It is advisable to read the latest edition. In order to get help with your application you can also take the help of a solicitor who has a deep knowledge, appropriate skills and is a specialist in the immigration law.

As it has been made necessary by the UK government that anyone who is applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK or applying for naturalization as a British citizen should have a complete knowledge of the English language and therefore it is imperative to clear the ESOL program with citizenship course. The duration of the course is short and there are institutes that offer flexible classes. With the help of the ESOL course your English language improves a lot. Basically the ESOL program includes the study of phonics, working upon pronunciation, listening, reading and writing, vocabulary, grammar, etc. The training and test is only in speaking and listening. In case the candidate's English level is below entry level 3 then it is necessary to take and pass a course in ESOL at Entry 1, 2 or 3 levels with citizenship context. But if it is level 3 or above then in that case you can take the Life in the UK test before submitting your application for citizenship. Thus UK has so much to offer to all those individuals who desire to study, work and settle down in United Kingdom.