Publications

Final Report of the Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration (ABNI)
November 2004 – November 2008

View the final ABNI Annual Report

Second Annual Report of the Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration (ABNI)
April 2006 - October 2007

View the second ABNI Annual Report

Progress Towards Integration
The 2005/6 Annual Report of the Advisory Board on Naturalisation & Integration (ABNI)
November 2004 – April 2006

View the ABNI Annual Report

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 states that applicants for citizenship must show sufficient knowledge of English and of life in the United Kingdom.

To ensure that migrants who settle legally in the UK can fully integrate into British society, the Government announced on 2nd December 2004 a new board, the Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration (ABNI), to provide independent advice to the Government on its citizenship and integration programme. ABNI is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, and this is their first Annual Report, detailing the Board's role, initiatives and recommendations on:

The Handbook
Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship

The current edition of the Handbook, Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship was compiled by the Home Office with advice from ABNI. The Handbook forms the basis of the Life in the UK Test which is taken by individuals who wish to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship (see the official Life in the UK Test Website http://www.lifeintheuktest.gov.uk). Candidates are assessed for their knowledge of chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Handbook.

The Handbook is a compilation of useful information for new arrivals to the UK and their teachers and mentors. The information is about everyday things to do settling in; knowledge of the laws as they affect everyday life; sources of help and information; the educational system; employment rights and responsibilities; the role of elected councillors and MPs and the main differences in the devolved administrations; and a summary of the history of the making of the United Kingdom.
The Handbook (second edition), and can be purchased for £9.99 from The Stationery Office http://www.tsoshop.co.uk.

Suggested amendments and comments on this edition of the Handbook are welcomed and can be sent to the Assistant Secretary of the Board, Imran Khan at imran.khan@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.