All British passports are now processed in the UK. Both the processing time and security of British passport applications are increased by this change.
The qualifying criteria are still the same as before, only the way of application has changed as of 28 October 2013. British citizenship can be passed down two generations but in order to do so, applicants have to meet quite a few requirements. Most South Africans qualify for UK ancestry working visas instead. The more recent your passport, the less the UK government are concerned with your qualifying criteria. We strive to simplify your application and to ensure you as our valued client the best in service delivery.
Supporting documents(certificates, etc.) are a common reason for delay in applications. The British government specifies “FULL CERTIFICATES“ as compulsory for any applications. Normal Abridged birth certificates (that only specify the applicants place and date of birth) are not acceptable. Unabridged birth certificates issued within 1 year of birth are acceptable, otherwise only a Vault copy birth certificate will be suitable.
Certificate issues should be addressed first.