British Nationality

British Nationality

Breytenbachs are pleased to announce the launch of a new service to evaluate British nationality claims.  Our service allows us to use a systematic, detailed process to investigate all possible avenues to all types of UK nationality and the right of abode in the UK.

Our Nationality system means that we are in an even better position to support the complex and evolving British nationality legislation. The UK’s colonial past shaped the current UK nationality legislation and now redresses past inequalities, such as historic gender discrimination.

Our analytical process leaves no stone unturned in considering all laws and policies that might affect a person’s nationality. It includes all laws of countries that became independent of the UK and ancestors from, or with links to, the United Kingdom, islands, and British territories, such as former colonies, protectorates, and other dependencies.  Our premise is to find a way for our clients if one exists.  We’ll find the angles that other immigration practitioners might not know or have the resources to look into.

What is more, Breytenbachs’ British nationality assessments are quick and cost-effective. The quality and thoroughness of our process and report compare well with an opinion provided by a UK barrister specialising in nationality and at much-reduced cost and time.  Breytenbachs can do a report in a few days with no extra fee for quick delivery.  In addition, we provide a proper “status trace” ready for the UK Home Office, rather than a wordy history essay.

Our report sets out all nationality events relevant to an outcome and explains which laws have brought these events about, such as the acquisition or loss of nationality. The evaluation looks at both existing British nationality and the potential to acquire British nationality by grant.

 Possible changes to British Nationality Act

Breytenbachs expect changes to the British Nationality Act 1981 near the end of this year. The changes might mean that some avenues to acquiring British nationality may be closed off.  We’ll be providing more details in a later newsletter.   However, it is a heads-up that a thorough evaluation now could uncover a route to nationality, which might be impacted later in the year. Taking a nationality assessment now will leave enough time and opportunity to gather the evidence needed and submit the claim.

Why use Breytenbachs

Looking into acquiring the nationality of a different country can be a life-changing decision. Breytenbachs will help you if we possibly can.  Our new service ensures that you can get a considered opinion with a quick turnaround. If you want to do a British nationality trace, do not delay. Contact us today.  

Please also see our article on British Nationality claims via Southern Rhodesia.