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5 ways South Africans can claim British nationality

by Philip Gamble | Dec 09, 2014
  • Getting that maroon passport might be easier than you think - as long as you know an expert who can guide you through the complex avenues to British citizenship. Here are a few ways you could be eligible for the world's most valuable passport.
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    You could have a claim to British nationality if you were:

    • Born to a mother who was born in the UK before 1983

    • Born before 1983 to a parent who was born after 1949 - as long as that parent was a British Citizen or had a parent who was born in the UK

    • Born in South Africa after 31 May 1962 but before 1983, and you have a UK-born grandparent

    • Born after 1948, and your parents were married before 1949 and your paternal grandfather (your dad’s dad) was born in the UK

    • Born between 2 March 1970 and 18 April 1980 in (Southern) Rhodesia, and you have a grandfather who was born in the UK


    If you tick any of the above boxes, feel free to pursue your claim with one of our British nationality experts by calling +44 (0) 20 7759 7581 or emailing immigration@sableinternational.com.

    We are a professional services company that specialises in cross-border financial and immigration advice and solutions.

    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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