• 2017 Goals in Review

    Did I Achieve the Goals I Set Myself in 2017?

    It’s a new year and what would a blog be without a look back at last year’s goals and how I did. I only had five things I wanted to achieve throughout 2017 and I’m happy to say I did myself proud. To answer the title question, yes I did! Apply for UK Citizenship I spent most of the year working on this application. First I had to apply for a permanent residence, then take a Life in the UK test, followed by an English lever 3 test to finally be able to fill in the application and send it in. I’m still waiting for the verdict, I’m hoping I’ll…

  • Life in the UK test

    Life in the UK Test | How it Works

    I thought it’s time to write an update to my “How to apply for UK citizenship” post. The other day I finally took the ‘Life in the UK’ test and I passed! I’m happy to say I did so on my first attempt but on my second visit to the test centre. I went a couple of weeks prior but I got rejected taking the test because I didn’t bring the right proof of address. The other day when I went it happened to another person wanting to take the test so I thought I’d write a post about how to make sure you’re prepared and eligible to take the…

  • Applying for UK citizenship

    The Process of Becoming a British Citizen

    It’s not a secret. If you read my blog regularly, you know that one of my goals for 2017 is to become a UK citizen. I’ve shared the New Years resolution as a pinned tweet on my Twitter profile as well. Finally, I’ve taken the first out of five steps towards the application but it’s not an easy process so I thought I’d share how to apply for UK citizenship in this post. I know there are others out there who are as confused by the UK governments website on how to apply as I am so hopefully this guide will be useful. As mentioned, applying for UK citizenship is…