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British seminars

Philip Gamble, a noted and established authority on all matters relating to British nationality, travels to East and Southern Africa regularly to present seminars on British nationality and UK immigration. The seminars are free to attend and are always given to capacity audiences.

What the seminars are about

These seminars are aimed at informing and assisting people who may be unaware of their (or their children’s) rights to British nationality and a British passport. We discuss the anomalies surrounding former British territories and help attendees to discover their options for attaining British nationality.

We cover four main subjects:

  • Children under 18
  • Claiming a British passport
  • Relocation to the UK
  • Citizenship by investment

Philip Gamble is the main presenter. He is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on British nationality. Up until 1992, he worked with the Home Office's Nationality Directorate. He now heads up the British citizenship and UK immigration divisions of Sable International.

Why you should attend

From our experience, these seminars should interest you if you have a family link (a child, you, a parent or a grandparent) with the UK, Ireland, a former British territory or those with Indian or Arabian heritage. In addition, we discuss solutions that cover adoption, illegitimacy, marriages and children under 18.

Future seminars

Philip Gamble and his team visit Eastern and Southern Africa every year.

The venues for these seminars include:

  • Kenya and Tanzania: Nairobi, Mombasa and Dar es Salam

  • South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town

  • Other cities in Southern Africa: Harare, Bulawayo, Lusaka, Gaborone and Windhoek

You can register your interest in attending future seminars and we’ll let you know well in advance of when these will take place.

Interested in attending future seminars?

Citizenship information presented by experts

Philip Gamble has produced several videos on various British nationality topics. In addition, you can view his slide show that he uses for his international seminars.

Are you British?

British nationality presentation

For over 20 years, Philip Gamble has investigated the intricacies of UK immigration and nationality law. He has drawn on this expert knowledge to create a British nationality presentation, detailing the many different ways of claiming British citizenship.

In this presentation you can find out about:

  • Standard claims to British nationality (04:33)
  • British nationality and your children (13:36)
  • Non-standard claims to British nationality (19:39)
  • Claiming British nationality (46:28)

Claiming British citizenship

4 steps to determine your claim to UK nationality

If you are still unsure whether you qualify for British citizenship, we have a simple four step process you can follow to get an answer.

By going through this process, you will receive a definitive answer to whether or not you will be able to claim a British passport.

4 step process

Interested in attending future seminars?

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Children under 18


There are special provisions in British nationality law allowing children under 18 to be registered as British citizens and claim British citizenship. This must happen before they turn 18. In addition, we present solutions for children to study in the UK and to naturalise as British citizens after a period of residency.

Claiming a British passport


You or your children might qualify for a second passport – without realising it. If you have a UK-born grandparent or if you (or a parent or grandparent) was born in a former British territory, then you could have a successful claim.

Relocation to the UK and Australia


We present ways in which you and your family can relocate to the UK or Australia. We will cover all the different types of visas available.

UK citizenship by investment


If you have total assets (including cash, shares, properties and the value of your own business) of more than R4 million, then you could qualify for one of several wealth-based visas or our UK citizenship by investment programmes.

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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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