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Philip Gamble and his team offer a UK Status Trace service, where they undertake research into your family history and provide a definitive Yes/No answer into your claim to British Nationality. This research will include seeing copies of all the relevant documents and certificates that you can provide (like birth, marriage and death certificates, as well as old passports), and cross references this to old Nationality legislation that existed at the time.

You will receive a written report detailing the team's conclusions, and how and why you do (or don't) qualify for British Nationality. If you do qualify, you will also be guided as to your next steps - including how to make the application and what the further fees might be.


If you want Philip Gamble himself to undertake this research and to prepare your report, then he charges £650 for the service. Alternatively, if you want one of Philip's British Nationality research team to do the work and write the report, they charge £350.

Other British Nationality Research services

British Passport Review

This free online service can be ordered from your Results Page once you have registered on the site. Based on the family history that you provide, Philip Gamble will answer the question: what is the liklihood of me having a claim to British Nationality. He provides one of five answers: - Definite, Likely, Possible, Unlikely or None. Read more about this British Passport Review.

More about Philip Gamble

He is now widely recognised as the world's leading authority in British Nationality Law and the effects of decolonisation within the former British Empire and its relationship to British Citizenship.


Philip trained with the UK Home Office in their Nationality Directorate and was responsible for front-line Immigration Casework within the Department. After leaving the Home Office in 1992, he set up his own UK Visa and Nationality consultancy and was the founder partner of 1st Contact Visas (which he still runs). In 2003, he established Philip Gamble & Partners to focus on British Nationality applications.

Introducing Philip Gamble

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 in formulation of their Policy Guidance and has been actively involved in individual cases which have resulted in changes in the law.

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Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality:

WhatPassport.com is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.