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Sorry to ask this question, my partner is coming here to get wed, (not even here and nagging me) and what they want to do is study for the Life in the U,K, test, so while they cannot work becuause there on a marriage visa, but while waiting for the F.L.M, they wish to start studying for the test, before they have to find work and start doing the two, studying and working, how soon after F.L.M can you wait to take the test, i mean is is only valid for so long like 12 months after you take the test? or does it not matter
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Sorry to ask this question, my partner is coming here to get wed, (not even here and nagging me) and what they want to do is study for the Life in the U,K, test, so while they cannot work becuause there on a marriage visa, but while waiting for the F.L.M, they wish to start studying for the test, before they have to find work and start doing the two, studying and working, how soon after F.L.M can you wait to take the test, i mean is is only valid for so long like 12 months after you take the test? or does it not matter
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You can take the test at any time after arriving in UK. Since test centres can demand to see proof of address, to get some evidence of residence will be a prudent move, such as bank account, utility bills in your name etc.
There is no time limit for a test pass. It's valid as long as you need to show you have passed.
BTW, it's FLR (further leave to remain) and the form you complete is called FLR(M).

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You can take the test at any time after arriving in UK. Since test centres can demand to see proof of address, to get some evidence of residence will be a prudent move, such as bank account, utility bills in your name etc.
There is no time limit for a test pass. It's valid as long as you need to show you have passed.
BTW, it's FLR (further leave to remain) and the form you complete is called FLR(M).
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Yes this is correct, there is no time limit for the validity of the test. It's best to prepare as soon as possible, there is a lot to learn unfornutaley! Good luck!

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Make sure that you bring the i.d. Document you use when you register to write the test.

For example, if you register and give your biometric residence permit (BRP) information and then show up at the test with your passport or a travel document (i.e. you don't bring the BRP), you won't be allowed to write the test and will have to pay the £50 test fee again to re-book.

The test invigilators are very strict about this and there is no way around this hurdle... when I went to write my test 2 weeks ago, 2 people were not allowed to write the test and had to re-book. I know for a fact that one of them didn't have the correct identification document with him at the test... that said, I doubt that he would have passed anyway, as he asked me what books I used to study for the test.

In regards to study guides, I'd highly recommend this book... it's produced by the government and has all of the information you need to know to pass the test... other books may claim to be "official" study gooks, but at least with the government issued book, you know that their book will have the material that they use for the LiUK test... the cheapest place to buy the book is on http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-United-Kingdom-Journey-Citizenship/dp/0113413130/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357023245&sr=8-1.

The only downside to the government's book is that it doesn't have any sample questions in the book... however, the government does have a http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passing-life-UK-test-questions/dp/0113413289/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y that are set up in the same format as the test itself... the book provides answer keys to each of the 17 tests and also gives the exact page in the study guide where the information for the question is taken from in the handbook. Again, Amazon is the cheapest place to buy it.

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