If you are a non-EEA national, you will be subject to UK immigration rules which means that to enter the UK for a limited period of time, you will need to apply for limited leave to remain. Typically, for doctors and nurses, this is by way of Tier 2 visa application.
Limited leave to remain requires you to depart from the UK at the end of the specified visa period or to make a further application to the Home Office via either a Tier 2 visa extension, further leave or indefinite leave to remain.
Whilst you are on a Tier 2 visa, you will have to meet the conditions of your visa and a number of restrictions will apply, such as having no access to public funds whilst in the UK.
If you hold indefinite leave to remain, which is also known as a permanent residency or settled status – this means you have no time limit to live in the UK and usually no conditions on your right to stay. You can access the same entitlements to services as UK citizens and apply for welfare and tax credits.
This is an official government test and it costs £50.
There are over 30 test centres in the UK, and you will need to choose the nearest 5 to where you live.
To prepare for the test, you should study the official handbook for the Life in the UK Test.
You will have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions about British traditions and customs.
A. To celebrate his wedding with Anne of Cleves
B. To have control over religious people
C. To establish a unique religion in England
D. To divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon
B. Northern Ireland
It costs £1,330 to apply.
You must also pay £19.20 to have your biometric information taken.
Please click here to apply.
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GOV.UK. (2019). Life in the UK Test. ] Available at: https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test [Accessed 20 May 2019].
Morris, A. (2019). Leave to Remain in the UK (Requirements & Applications) - - Immigration Solicitors. ] - Immigration Solicitors. Available at: https://www.davidsonmorris.com/leave-to-remain/ [Accessed 20 May 2019].