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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2017, 04:48:37 PM »
Congratulations! Such an awesome feeling. If you're like me, you've promptly forgotten the crap in the book already  ;)
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2017, 04:55:16 PM »
Congratulations! Such an awesome feeling. If you're like me, you've promptly forgotten the crap in the book already  ;)

I have an employee at work who recently took the test.  She was saying how easy it was and how she's sure she got a 100%.  I was all, "Yeah, the questions that I knew the answers to were easy.  The others, not so much."  And I really don't give a hoot as to what my score was.   ;D

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2017, 04:57:16 PM »
I have an employee at work who recently took the test.  She was saying how easy it was and how she's sure she got a 100%.  I was all, "Yeah, the questions that I knew the answers to were easy.  The others, not so much."  And I really don't give a hoot as to what my score was.   ;D

Tick in the box.  DONE!

Exactly. I didn't give a toss if it were just barely passing or a perfect score.   ;D
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2017, 05:08:53 PM »
Exactly. I didn't give a toss if it were just barely passing or a perfect score.   ;D

I was curious to know my score, but not curious enough to remember to ask at my ILR appointment. Apparently, if you do an in-person appointment, they can see what your score was and will tell you if you ask. I was too excited about being approved to remember to ask.  ::)

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 05:14:50 PM »
I was curious to know my score, but not curious enough to remember to ask at my ILR appointment. Apparently, if you do an in-person appointment, they can see what your score was and will tell you if you ask. I was too excited about being approved to remember to ask.  ::)

You passed and that's all that matters. ;D

My girl at work is lucky enough to be EU, so she won't have that opportunity.  If I remember I may ask, just to see if I barely passed or if I had some wiggle room.   ;D

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2017, 10:47:39 AM »
Good to get some practice, though do be aware that although the test can be taken at any time after you have moved to the UK...

I thought the results were only valid for 2 years? Is this not true?
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2017, 11:23:11 AM »
I thought the results were only valid for 2 years? Is this not true?

No, where did you hear that?

The pass certificate never expires. It used to be that if you lost it you couldn't get another one and would have to take the test again, but I believe you can order replacement copies now.

See here (from 2015):
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/life_in_the_uk_test_pass_certifi


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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2017, 11:33:22 AM »
No, where did you hear that?

The pass certificate never expires. It used to be that if you lost it you couldn't get another one and would have to take the test again, but I believe you can order replacement copies now.

See here (from 2015):
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/life_in_the_uk_test_pass_certifi


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Idk, I probably made it up! Or maybe I'm confusing it with the driving theory? I thought I had read it here somewhere...I get all of my info from UKY! That's good to know though...maybe I'll get more serious about studying for it now in preparation for my citizenship. Still have 2 1/2 years to go, but doesn't hurt to plan early, right?
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »
No, where did you hear that?

The pass certificate never expires. It used to be that if you lost it you couldn't get another one and would have to take the test again, but I believe you can order replacement copies now.

See here (from 2015):
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/life_in_the_uk_test_pass_certifi


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Isn't the two year pass expiry for your Driving Theory test?
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2017, 11:35:08 AM »
Isn't the two year pass expiry for your Driving Theory test?

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2017, 12:53:07 PM »

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/life_in_the_uk_test_pass_certifi


I find those freedom of information request replies soooo annoying. They try so hard NOT to answer the question!  >:(
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2017, 12:58:52 PM »
Idk, I probably made it up! Or maybe I'm confusing it with the driving theory? I thought I had read it here somewhere...I get all of my info from UKY! That's good to know though...maybe I'll get more serious about studying for it now in preparation for my citizenship. Still have 2 1/2 years to go, but doesn't hurt to plan early, right?

You'll need to pass the Life in the UK test for ILR, too.

I definitely recommend taking it sooner rather than later. You never know what life's going to throw at you a few years down the line and it's good to get it out of the way. Also, they're not going to make it easier or cheaper, so there's no point in waiting!

The same advice applies to driving licences in the UK. ;) Get it over and done with as soon as you can.
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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2017, 09:49:15 AM »
I find those freedom of information request replies soooo annoying. They try so hard NOT to answer the question!  >:(

FOIs are to request information already held by the Government. That person asked about future immigration rules, which nobody knows. When they restated their question in terms of information held they got an answer within two days. Pretty quick I think.

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What is the validity of Life in the UK test pass certificate?

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Currently there is no expiry date to the life in the UK test certificate,
however I cannot guarantee this will remain in the future.

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Re: Life in the UK Test
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2017, 09:59:46 AM »
FOIs are to request information already held by the Government. That person asked about future immigration rules, which nobody knows. When they restated their question in terms of information held they got an answer within two days. Pretty quick I think.

They asked this in the first question.

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I would be very grateful if you could please let me know what is the validity time for Life in the uk test pass cerficate? Does this pass certificate expire or is it valid for life time?

That could have been answered with the same response as they gave after being asked again.  :)

I'm not just talking about this request though. I've seen numerous times where a question is just answered by a list of FAQ's or a link to the website.    ::)
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