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World leader in British citizenship applications

British nationality law is extraordinarily complex and many people who have claims to British citizenship are unaware of their rights. That’s where our team comes in. We make the process of researching your options and applying for British citizenship as simple as possible.

You could qualify for a British passport


Philip Gamble, a world leading expert on British citizenship, will be presenting a series of seminars on British citizenship and immigration to the UK. The seminars will take place in Johannesburg, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in late November and are free to attend.

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You can also take our free online citizenship assessment:

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Experienced consultants to handle complex immigration cases

We have experience and expertise in various nationality paths. Select the route closest
to your circumstances to find out more.

Naturalise as a British citizen
Citizenship through naturalisation
Become a resident of the UK and eventually naturalise
Birth-and-descent
UK citizenship by birth or descent
Born in the UK and descent from a British parent
Grandparent-in-uk
Grandparent born in the UK
You could be eligible if you have a British grandparent
Indian-ancestry
Indian and Arabian ancestry
Including the Indian Sub-Continent and Arabian Peninsula
Children-under-18
Claims for children under 18
Register your children for British citizenship
Colonial
Types of British nationals
All the various types of British nationals and territories
Other-circumstances
Extraordinary circumstances
Whatever your situation is our experts can help
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Our comprehensive list of British citizenship-related services
 

Standard claims

Many claims to British nationality are straightforward, and are made up of one of the following:

  • Born in the UK before 1 January 1983
  • A parent born in the UK before 1 January 1983
  • A parent naturalised in the UK before your birth
  • Naturalisation through residency in the UK

Non-standard claims

All other claims to British citizenship have to be determined by reference to old nationality law and the independence day arrangements (and constitution) of the relevant countries of your family (i.e. your parents and grandparents). This requires researching legal documents dating back as far as 1906.

A further difficulty is that such applications do not have a standard application form and so a written explanation of how you qualify (and why) has to be made to the Home Office – and you will be required to quote the necessary nationality law substantiating this.

South Africa

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

United Kingdom

Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1DG
t: +44 (0) 20 7759 7514

Australia

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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