The funny thing is I already spent over £120 on the LIUK test (came "late" to one so had to take it over again). I was even about to pay £125+ for an ESOl course recently until I came across a random link in a thread about the requirements.
I didn't know about these exemptions for refugees, all I read everywhere was "you have to take the test, you have to take the test" until I read the small print in the pdf ( http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... hip/kol-uk ) - this refugee info is not in Guide AN or Booklet AN!
Anyway my question is: Form AN, page 5, Section 1.22 asks
1 - I met the knowledge and language and life requirement to qualify for settlement [box tick option]
2 - I have successfully completed ESOl course [box tick option]
3 - I have passed LIUK Test [box tick option]
4 - I wish to claim exemption [box tick option]
- Since I have passed the LIUK test but not the ESOL course do I not tick 1? Since after 28th Oct 2k13 it will require both the ESOL (which I haven't taken) and LIUK test? Note - I will probably hand in the form for naturalisation after 28th Oct.
- Do I check 3 - LIUK test passed? (I have passed it and have letter)
- Do I also check 4 - I wish to claim exemption?
- Would it look suspicious that I didn't know about the refugee exemption (lack of fact finding) and have taken one of the test requirements?
How would I explain it on page 15 "further information not covered in other sections". Can anyone suggest better wording:
---Regarding page 5, Section 1.22
I have refugee status.
However, I have taken the Life in UK test prior to understanding that refugees are exempt from taking the test(s) required. I have ticked the box that I have taken the LIUK test and provided the test instance number nonetheless. Thank you.
If I have refugee status I don't have to provide ESOl/LIUK evidence further down the line? If so can I just show the HO letter saying I have refugee status to explain I am exempt (assuming the persons know about the exemption)? They ask for test letters when you go to pick up your passport?