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Old 27th May 2020, 01:27 PM
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Hi guys

Nearly hitting 5 years already! - so back to the dreaded paperwork, but this time with a twist!

Long story short, September is when my wife's visa runs out and need to go down the route of getting indefinite leave.

She has yet to take the B1 and the Life in UK test. The B1 she may have a chance of passing and Life in UK( I dont think so, but never say never)


1. If the centres do not open come August, should we go for set(m) and put a note saying not able to do the exam?

2. if she passes B1 and not the LITUK - must we go for FLRM(can we use the same A2 from 2.5 years previously, which was trinity college?)

3. I thought LITUK was for naturalisation and just needed B1 for indefininate leave, but i think we need both exams?

Could someone confirm the above please

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Hi guys

Nearly hitting 5 years already! - so back to the dreaded paperwork, but this time with a twist!

Long story short, September is when my wife's visa runs out and need to go down the route of getting indefinite leave.

She has yet to take the B1 and the Life in UK test. The B1 she may have a chance of passing and Life in UK( I dont think so, but never say never)


1. If the centres do not open come August, should we go for set(m) and put a note saying not able to do the exam?

2. if she passes B1 and not the LITUK - must we go for FLRM(can we use the same A2 from 2.5 years previously, which was trinity college?)

3. I thought LITUK was for naturalisation and just needed B1 for indefininate leave, but i think we need both exams?

Could someone confirm the above please

Thanks
Kopfan


Why do you say she only has a chance of passing the LITUK Test?

1. There is no definitive guidance that I'm aware of on what to do if centres don't reopen prior to you needing to submit your ILR SET(M) application, but that is what I did. Also, (some of) the LITUK test centres are starting to reopen according to the LITUK test booking site: https://www.lituktestbooking.co.uk/lituk-web/

3. see the first paragraph: https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test

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Why do you say she only has a chance of passing the LITUK Test?

1. There is no definitive guidance that I'm aware of on what to do if centres don't reopen prior to you needing to submit your ILR SET(M) application, but that is what I did. Also, (some of) the LITUK test centres are starting to reopen according to the LITUK test booking site: https://www.lituktestbooking.co.uk/lituk-web/

3. see the first paragraph: https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test
Thanks for the reply.

I don't think I would be able to pass it if I took it today, so I think she will have it tough, her English isnt the best to soak up all that info!

Thanks for the links - so LITUK is needed for settlement

If she does not have all that, best thing is going for another FLRM right or are there any other routes to request more time for english?

All other boxes are ticked, just English tests. The closest available exams in all London centers for B1 is July 29! - so going to be very close

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Hi guys

Nearly hitting 5 years already! - so back to the dreaded paperwork, but this time with a twist!

Long story short, September is when my wife's visa runs out and need to go down the route of getting indefinite leave.

She has yet to take the B1 and the Life in UK test. The B1 she may have a chance of passing and Life in UK( I dont think so, but never say never)


1. If the centres do not open come August, should we go for set(m) and put a note saying not able to do the exam?

2. if she passes B1 and not the LITUK - must we go for FLRM(can we use the same A2 from 2.5 years previously, which was trinity college?)

3. I thought LITUK was for naturalisation and just needed B1 for indefininate leave, but i think we need both exams?

Could someone confirm the above please

Thanks
Kopfan
1. I think centre should be open by then , but in the meantime she needs to practice

2. should focus on passing , as it multiple choice just keep practising the questions online and book and should be able to pass

A2 have a expiry I believe off only 2 years and suspect it would be out of date by then and will need to be redone

applying for FLR M would be your best bet if you cant pass either of those as if you apply for SET M and don't meet , most likely will be put onto the 10 year route

but you have to shown you have attempted the exams and not passed and not just cant meet it but would say you should focus on passing

3. no you need both for ILR

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1. I think centre should be open by then , but in the meantime she needs to practice

2. should focus on passing , as it multiple choice just keep practising the questions online and book and should be able to pass

A2 have a expiry I believe off only 2 years and suspect it would be out of date by then and will need to be redone

applying for FLR M would be your best bet if you cant pass either of those as if you apply for SET M and don't meet , most likely will be put onto the 10 year route

but you have to shown you have attempted the exams and not passed and not just cant meet it but would say you should focus on passing

3. no you need both for ILR
Thanks will do, trying my best to get her to practice and understand!

I checked the Trinity website - the A2 exam from Trinity is still part of the governments accepted exams and has no expiry date on her certificate. Do you have a link saying its only valid 2 years?

If I go for a FLRM again, they should treat it just as that right- or can they make a decision to move to 10 year route?

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Thanks will do, trying my best to get her to practice and understand!

I checked the Trinity website - the A2 exam from Trinity is still part of the governments accepted exams and has no expiry date on her certificate. Do you have a link saying its only valid 2 years?

If I go for a FLRM again, they should treat it just as that right- or can they make a decision to move to 10 year route?

Kopfan
see this link definitely 2 years

https://assets.publishing.service.go..._21.5.2020.pdf


they should treat it as FLR m but could I guess put you on 10 year route which is more expensive and you will have to jump through all the new rules that come within next 5 years

hence the best advise is to practice, practice and practice and get it done, you have plenty of time tbh

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