If one of your parents is a British citizen otherwise than by descent e.g. by birth, adoption, registration or naturalisation in the UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales) or if you were born in the UK yourself, you have the right to apply for your British passport and citizenship.
Please note: As of the 1st November 2013 there is a new process when renewing or applying for a new British passport. Passport applications are no longer sent to the UK High Commission in Pretoria for processing, but are now sent directly to the UK. Therefore it is vital that you submit the correct supporting documents together with your passport application to avoid further delays and expenses. Visa Box will walk you through your application step-by-step.