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Philip Gamble - A world-leading expert on British citizenship

Philip Gamble is a Senior Partner and founded Philip Gamble & Partners and 1st Contact Visas which were later all incorporated into Sable International. He is widely regarded as a world-leading expert on UK immigration and British citizenship, with a particular focus on complex colonial claims.

Phillip Gamble

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Early in his career, Philip trained with the UK Home Office in their Nationality Directorate, working in the front-line Immigration Casework team. After leaving the Home Office in 1992, he set up his own UK visa and nationality consultancy.

He was the founding partner of both 1st Contact visas, which focused on young working holidaymakers in the UK and their UK Immigration requirements, and Philip Gamble & Partners, which focused largely on more complex immigration cases and British nationality applications.

He is now widely recognised as the world's leading authority in UK immigration and British nationality law and the effects of decolonisation within the former British Empire and its relationship to British citizenship.

Philip has represented the industry as a whole with the Home Office After-Entry Committee and Advisory Committee of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. He has assisted the Home Office with the formulation of their Policy Guidance and has been actively involved in individual cases that have resulted in changes in the law.

Philip presents regular British nationality seminars in East and Southern Africa. These seminars are free to attend and provide insights into how British nationality claims can arise.

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At Sable International, we have over two decades’ experience advising a wide range of personal and business clients. Our areas of expertise include wealth management, accounting, tax, international money transfers and nationality. With us as a partner you'll have immediate access to independent financial advisors, solicitors, CAs, MBAs, forex brokers, tax experts and citizenship and immigration experts. Whatever your goals, our team has what you need to internationalise yourself, your wealth and your business.

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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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