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Understanding your free British Passport Review

You can ask Philip Gamble to give his opinion on your (or your children’s) chances to claim to British citizenship. It’s free to use, and his personalised comments give you a better idea as to whether you should continue your research or not.

To ask Philip Gamble what he thinks your chances are of having a claim to British nationality

Follow this simple process:

  • Complete our free online British Citizenship Assessment

  • Register your correct name, email address and mobile phone (it’s the final step in the online assessment)

  • Double-check that all your family details are correct on your online family tree page (you’ll see this tab once you’ve completed the registration)

  • Order a free British Passport Review from your results page.

You will get a confirmation email that you have correctly ordered your free review.

Philip Gamble will look at your family tree and give his opinion on your likelihood of having a valid claim to British nationality. His answer will be provided by email, and will be in the form of a one-word answer, accompanied by some personal comments about your situation.

The table below gives you an idea of the types of answers you will receive in your review.

How we rate your chances of claiming British nationality

Definite (>95%) You have a standard claim and no further research is required.
Likely (90%-95%) You have a non-standard claim. The three-step process you must follow from now is: Status Trace; registration and British passport application.
Unclear (25-75%) Your situation is complex, and an assessment cannot be made without us conducting a Status Trace.
Unlikely (5%-25%) A claim is unlikely, though a Status Trace may establish a non-standard claim.
Remote (<5%): You appear to have no claim to British nationality.


Once you have received your response, you can decide what to do next. Whatever you need to do our team of British nationality consultants will be able to assist you.

British citizenship assessment


Discover if you qualify for British citizenship through your heritage. Our online assessment uses your personal circumstances, and those of your parents and grandparents, to let you know your chances of attaining a British passport.


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Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS Licence number 335 126).

Please note: Sable International is a trading name of Philip Gamble and Co. Ltd. Philip Gamble and Co. Ltd is registered in the UK with the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC) under no. F2001-00004. Our staff based outside of the UK are not regulated by the OISC and may be involved in some client casework. However, they work to the same high standards as our UK staff and clients receive the same service regardless of which office they engage with.

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