Philip Gamble and partners

British and EU Nationality Seminars

We are holding a series of seminars on how to obtain British or EU nationality. In 2015, you can attend a seminar close to you in Eastern or Southern Africa.

If you have a family link to the UK, or have a parent or grandparent born in a country that is different to your own country of birth, then you may have a potential claim to British Nationality. You may also be eligible for EU Nationality based on several lesser-known qualifying factors on obtaining Portuguese citizenship. 


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Read about the seminars in more detail:

What the seminars are about

These sessions are specifically aimed at informing and assisting people who may be unaware of their rights to British nationality and a British passport. We will discuss the anomalies surrounding former British territories, and help attendees to discover their options for attaining British nationality.  

As an added bonus, Philip will complete a free British Passport Review for all those who attend. This will give you an answer to the question "What is my probability of having a valid claim to British Nationality?"

The seminars in South Africa will also include a presentation on our Golden Visa Portugal service. Attendees will hear how they may be able to attain EU Citizenship for themselves, their spouse and their children through the purchase of an investment property in Europe.

Who the seminars are aimed at

  • Anyone with a family link to the UK
  • Anyone with a parent or grandparent who was born in a country different to their own country of birth

Why you should attend

You, or someone you know, might qualify for a British passport – without realising it. There are many complex family or historical factors that could entitle you to British nationality. Look at these scenarios, for example:

Case 1

  • You were born between 1949 and 1983
  • You or a parent was born in an area where the UK exercised jurisdiction over British Subjects - this could be (at various times) South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe
  • This parent had a parent born in the UK

Case 2

  • You are not yet 18 years old
  • One of your parents is/was British by Descent
  • This parent lived in the UK for at least 2.5 years prior to your birth
  • One of your grandparents was born in the UK

There are many cases like this. They range from the unusual to the super-complex. We have the knowledge to assess your personal background and situation, and can help you see whether you may be able to claim a British Passport.

The presenters

Our presenters are specialists in their fields. They will take you through many of the anomalies that entitle people to British citizenship, and give you an opportunity to discuss your options with them.

Philip Gamble

Founder and Senior Partner, Philip Gamble & Partners

Philip Gamble is the founder and senior partner of Philip Gamble & Partners. He is now widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on British nationality. Up until 1992, he worked with Home Office's Nationality Directorate. Since embarking in private practice, he has built up his UK Immigration and British Nationality business in London. More recently, he has developed a unique 4 Step Process for determining British Nationality claims for his clients.


Reg Bamford

Group CEO, Sable Group

Reg founded the financial and migration group, 1st Contact, in 1995. Over the next decade, he turned it into a multinational company with over 200 employees in three countries. Today, he runs Sable Group’s portfolio of companies, which includes 1st Contact, Sable and Philip Gamble & Partners. In 2009, he and Philip launched WhatPassport, a visa and nationality searchable database coded with over 3 million immigration and nationality rules to help users see what visas and nationalities they’re eligible for.

EU nationality

Included in our South African seminars will be a presentation on EU Nationality where we will be introducing our Golden Residence Programme. European nationality is possible after making a property or business investment into Europe without migrating to Europe.

Book your spot

The schedule of seminars available for booking is shown below. To book your place, choose your closest city and select the time that will suit you best.

Please note: Once you’ve registered online: 

  • Print out your event e-Ticket
  • Please make sure that the bar code is clearly visible
  • Bring it along to the seminar

Unfortunately, we will not be selling tickets at the door - the only way to access our seminars is by registering online.



Venue Date Session
Three Cities Gateway Hotel 2 March 18:00 – 19:30 Sold out Book for private consultation with Philip Gamble Book for private consultation with Nationality Specialist

2 March 20:00 – 21:30 Book for Seminar


East London

Venue Date Session
Southern Sun Hemingways 3 March 18:00 – 19:30 Book for Seminar Book for private consultation with Philip Gamble Book for private consultation with Nationality Specialist


Port Elizabeth

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Summerstrand Hotel 4 March 18:00 – 19:30 Book for Seminar Book for private consultation with Philip Gamble Book for private consultation with Nationality Specialist


Cape Town

Venue Date Session
Southern Sun Newlands 5 March 18:00 – 19:30 Sold out Book for private consultation with Philip Gamble Book for private consultation with Nationality Specialist
  5 March 20:00 – 21:00 Book for Seminar

  6 March 09:00 – 10:00 Book for Seminar Book for private consultation with Philip Gamble Book for private consultation with Nationality Specialist


Register for future Nationality Seminars

We will be hosting Nationality Seminars in Johannesburg, Harare and Bulawayo later this year. 

Let us know your contact details and we will keep you informed about the location and dates of these seminars. 

We don’t have any seminars currently running. Please give us your contact details and we will email you ahead of the next set of seminars to let you know their times, dates and locations.


Book a private consultation with one of our specialists

Looking for more detail? Want to discuss your circumstances with a UK Nationality, UK Immigration, Portuguese Nationality or Wealth Management specialist? Why not book a private one hour consultation? You can register online and choose a date and time that suits you, subject to availability. You will need to pay online with Visa/MasterCard/PayPal for the UK Nationality & Immigration consultations. The Wealth Management and EU Nationality consultations are free of charge.

Our UK Status Trace service

If you are not able to make a personal consultation, or they're sold out - you can get the same results from ordering a UK Status Trace Service. Philip or his team can research your circumstances and documents - and present a detailed multi-page report showing UK Nationality options for your and your immediate blood relatives, from GBP350. Order a UK Nationality Status Trace report now. Once payment is received, we'll contact you for further information.


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British nationality enquiries:
+44 (0) 20 7759 7581  
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+44 (0) 20 8688 4618