IMPORTANT: In order to attend this event, the Home Office requires suppliers to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.


On Wednesday 25 January (12:00-13:30) techUK is delighted to be hosting the Home Office, acting through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), as the department reviews options for a potential future procurement of Secure Testing Services (STS) for the Life in the UK Test (LitUK).

A key ambition of this market engagement is to test the feasibility of potential procurement options and the markets capacity, capability, and maturity to not only deliver the services as they are currently, but to transform these services by maximising the use of digital solutions to manage remote and secure online UK tests (Remote Proctoring), whilst maintaining the security, integrity and Customer satisfaction of using these services.

Remote Proctoring will provide our Customers with greater choice and flexibility when it comes to taking a Test, continuing to provide an excellent customer experience.

UKVI is a department within the Home Office and has Customers in the UK who include but are not limited to:

  • those seeking to extend permissions to work or study in the UK;
  • those seeking to extend permissions to stay or settle with family;
  • those seeking to evidence their rights as European Economic Area nationals and family members: and
  • those progressing from earlier immigration permissions to British nationality.

A knowledge of English has been a requirement for naturalisation as a British citizen for many years. Since 2005, customers have also been required to show an understanding of life in the UK. The LitUK test is designed to test an individual’s knowledge of life in the UK (based on the content of ‘Life in the United Kingdom; a guide for new residents’ handbook).  The test is taken as part of an application for settlement in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen.

The Life in the UK Test itself is currently a computer-based multiple choice test containing 24 questions and is designed to test a customer’s knowledge of life in the UK with a 75% pass mark. For the year 1st July 2021 – 30th June 2022, approximately 200,000 tests were taken across the test centre network, which currently has over 30 test centres in the UK and 3 overseas test centres (located at British Armed Forces bases).

The Home Office would like the market to consider these services and how they might be delivered in the future and this event will provide a platform for the Home Office to brief suppliers on the opportunity and invite any initial feedback to help establish the most attractive way of packaging and scoping a future procurement for Life in the UK Test that supports both current services and their future transformation.

IMPORTANT: In order to attend this event, the Home Office requires suppliers to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

In addition to signing up to attend this event via the booking button on this page, any organisation intending to submit an expression of interest must be registered as a supplier with the Home Office eSourcing Portal. To register, visit the portal's login page at https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html.  Technical assistance on the use of the eSourcing Suite can be accessed via the same website.

To be given access to the NDA, you must send an EOI to [email protected], as per the instructions on the PIN. Upon receipt of the signed NDA, you will also be able to access the supplier questionnaires.

The fully signed NDA must have been received by 17:00 on Monday 23 January. 

Book your place for this event now.


For more information, please feel free to get in touch with the below Team:

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, Central Government, Digital Connectivity Forum, Comms Infrastructure, UK SPF, techUK