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    Default LITUK - "How hard should it be to become British?"

    A rather timely piece by the BBC on the proposed reform of the (rightly) derided Life in the UK test (LITUK), and of the eye-watering profits made by the Home Office through the various fees charged at each stage of the path to achieving British citizenship.

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    Interesting article. It's a shame they didn't mention the flr M or 2 and the initial settlement visa most people also have to stump up for!! I think if 100 brits sat the lituk exam 95 would describe it as a pub quiz. My Mrs is no better off having revised for and passed the exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walshie View Post
    Interesting article. It's a shame they didn't mention the flr M or 2 and the initial settlement visa most people also have to stump up for!! I think if 100 brits sat the lituk exam 95 would describe it as a pub quiz. My Mrs is no better off having revised for and passed the exam.
    Yes, they should show how much these fees have increased over the years, ideally on a graph showing how they have sky rocketed since the UK's open-borders policy. When I applied for ILR for Pairin in 2005 the fee had increased from £155 to £335 and citizenship was about £250, how they can justify the current fee's is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walshie View Post
    ... My Mrs is no better off having revised for and passed the exam.
    You mean apart from gaining British citizenship?
    Tobias - โทเบียส

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg / Pairin View Post
    When I applied for ILR for Pairin in 2005 the fee had increased from £155 to £335 and citizenship was about £250, how they can justify the current fee's is beyond me.
    2007 - £595 - FLR
    2008 - £34 - LIUK Test
    2009 - £750 - ILR
    2009 - £720 - Citizenship

    With all the various bits and pieces that Nok went through, coming over from Laos and to end up as a British Citizen, a grand total of £5316.50 was spent (well spent some would say).

    Glad I'm not doing it now.
    I'm ONE of the 52%

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    The article seams to imply the road to citizenship can be thought of by some as " a cash cow " for the UK.GOV.
    It is a Cash Cow the end, full stop.
    bangkok mags

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    My wife will apply for ILR in July 20 so i am hoping that any changes will be after that date as she has recently passed the LITUK.

    Cheers..

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