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Claim British citizenship by descent or birth

Being born in the UK and by descent from a British parent are the most common ways to qualify for British nationality. There are three common situations that give rise to applications in this area.


Experienced immigration consultants to assist with your assessment

There are hundreds of different combinations of scenarios that give rise to a claim to British nationality through birth and descent.

If you were not born in the UK and you have a claim to British nationality, then this is a claim based on descent. For those individuals born in the UK they will generally have a stronger claim to British nationality, although being born in the UK is absolutely not a guarantee that you be eligible for nationality.

Claims to nationality are seldom straight forward. The colonial and imperial legacy that the British Empire left behind has resulted in a myriad of immigration and nationality laws over hundreds of territories across the world.

Even if you’ve always assumed you don’t have a claim to British nationality, our team can help. With in-depth investigations and drawing on our two decades of experience we can help you achieve you, or your children, apply for British nationality.

South Africa

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708
Cape Town
t: +27 (0) 21 657 2120

United Kingdom

Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
t: +44 (0) 20 7759 7514


Suite 8.06
9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
Melbourne VIC 3141
t: +613 (0) 86 514 500

Hong Kong

Level 1102
The Lee Gardens
33 Hysan Avenue
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
t: +852 3959 8681

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