According to a recent investigation, foreign nationals receive help from gangs in order to pass the UK citizenship application test.
Approximately 20 percent of would-be British citizens fail UK citizenship application test as revealed by figures from Home Office, but it has now been discovered that candidates are enlisting the help of gang members to pass the test.
The criminals take about £2,000 from each candidate, and after that supply, them answers through hidden earpieces, an undercover candidate revealed. Any form of cheating is considered a serious offense according to Home Office officials.
UK Citizenship Application Test
This test is designed to assess how well candidates are conversant with UK history, laws and society. It is often a mandatory procedure in the process of securing citizenship in the UK or getting indefinite leave to remain in the country.
It is a computer-based test containing 24 multiple-choice questions from which successful candidates must get 18 correctly. UK government outsourced the exam’s administration, and there are 36 centers for the test in the country. All centers are expected to provide strict supervision.
Last year, a 32% increase was observed in the number of applications for UK citizenship by EU nationals owing to anxiety over citizenship rights post-Brexit, and for the same reason, candidates were paying some gangs to get help in the Life in the UK test. An EU national told newsmen she had to get their help after failing the test the first she tried, and the situation is really threatening.
The criminals guarantee candidates positive results once they settle the bill.
Responding to the situation, former director general of UK Border Force hopes things improve significantly such that candidates feel a genuine part of the country.
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