Exams – Citizenship tests

Citizenship tests (States of Jersey only)

Before sitting the Citizenship Test

What do I need to do before sitting the Citizenship Test?
The test is based on the handbook “Life in the United Kingdom” 3rd Edition and on the Jersey Supplement (October 2022), both must be read fully. You should therefore prepare for the test by reading these publications (see question below ‘What does the test consist of?’). Copies of “Life in the United Kingdom” may be purchased from a bookshop or downloaded from here. The Jersey supplement is issued free of charge and is available from the Customs and Immigration Service and Highlands College.

What does the test consist of?
You will have 45 minutes in which to answer 24 questions selected at random from a large bank of questions. Eighteen questions will be based on the handbook “Life in the United Kingdom” and six on the Jersey supplement. Part One of the supplement is a short history of Jersey and Part Two is a profile of life in Jersey now and in more recent times. The questions are in a multiple choice or “true or false” format and therefore there is little writing to do.

What happens after I have taken the test?
The test will be marked by Highlands College and if you pass you will be awarded a certificate. You must then produce that certificate when you make your application for naturalisation to the Customs & Immigration Service.

What if I fail the test?
There is no restriction on the number of times you sit the test but you will have to pay the full fee on each occasion that you take it.

I’m not sure if my knowledge of English is good enough, what should I do?
If you are in doubt you may arrange with Highlands College to be assessed by an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) assessor.

My knowledge of English is not good enough to take the Citizenship Test. I still want to become a British citizen, what can I do?
You are advised to enrol on an ESOL language course with Highlands College.

Where can I get advice from about naturalisation?
You may contact the Passport Office of the Customs and Immigration Service at Maritime House, St Helier, Jersey JE1 1JD

Email enquiries: passports@gov.je
Telephone: 01534 448 033

More information about the Citizenship test from the States of Jersey can be found here:  Citizenship test (gov.je)

When is the next date and how do I book?

Please use the link below and complete the entry form.

The upcoming dates for the test are on the form and the entry deadline is one week prior to the test.

 Citizenship entry form

How much will it cost?

An entry fee of £56.50 will be payable upon receipt of your registration request, which can be taken over the phone or can be paid by card or cash in person.

If you wish to pay by cheque, this should be made payable to ‘TREASURER OF THE STATES’.  If you need to change the date of the test, there will be a £10 administration charge levied.

What else do I need to know?

All tests will start at 6.00 PM and will last for 45 minutes.

On the day of the test, you will have to bring your passport as proof of identity.

Please note no other forms of ID will be accepted. 

Please note no cellphones or smartwatches may be taken into the exam room.

How long will it take to get my result?

Certificates may take up to 10 working days to be issued, so please take this into consideration when making arrangements with Immigration.

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