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ESOL and Citizenship


On 8 April 2013 the Minister for Immigration announced that, from 28 October, applicants must prove they possess an appropriate level of conversational English (B1 intermediate) as well as passing the LITUK test in order to satisfy the Knowledge of Language and Life requirement.


To take the Life in the UK test, you have to register online at the website.


The English for Speakers of Other Languages page on the SQA website gives information on the Scottish qualifications that you can take to meet the English language requirement for citizenship.


The language test for partners looking to enter or extend their stay in the UK is offered by Edinburgh College, Edinburgh. More information can be found on their website.


If you are a provider and would like to share your details here of the tests/qualifications offered that support visa and citizenship language requirements, please email Please also email us if the information provided here is incorrect.