Hi, we are Alastair and Alison
We have lived in six countries on four continents and traveled extensively. Each time we moved we’ve had to deal with a new immigration system. We’ve had to work out which residency permit is the best for us and deal with the uncertainty of not knowing the processes, procedures, and even if we’ll be accepted.
From the start, communication was sporadic. Pricing was unclear. We had unnecessary 7am trips to the police station and mix-ups with appointments.
And what happened next was nothing short of heartbreaking.
Our son’s application was rejected.
After MONTHS of preparation, we had to start the entire process from scratch. All the time standing in immigration queues like cattle was to no avail.
There HAD to be an easier way!
Maria is the director of our immigration partners in Barbados. Why trust this team with your immigration requirements?
“I found their legal services to be very efficient. Maria and her staff were very courteous, reliable, and professional. I would definitely recommend them for all your legal needs.”
We have an 8-point assessment to find the best in the business.
All Where Can I Live Trusted Partners must:
Once we have selected our partners, we monitor their performance with every single client.
If you use a Where Can I Live partner, we’ll ask you how it went – and we do with every single client. We also do in-depth interviews with some clients where we want more information. And, we consistently monitor other review sites and press for any red flags.
If a partner doesn’t meet our standard, we terminate the collaboration. And, yes, we have fired partners when their standards have slipped. We will not accept poor service for our clients.
Yes, 100%. That is why we offer a 100% guarantee of satisfaction. If you are unhappy with your initial consultation, just tell us what went wrong, and we’ll refund you immediately. Our long-term business counts on the performance of our partners.
“They offer exceptional, client-focused, results-oriented services that pay particular attention to their client's specific needs. They have a long-standing commitment to excellence and have a proven track record of both practical and innovative solutions for their clients….”
- Shantelle D.
— Shantelle D
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will the lawyer cost?
Every application varies, and so very few lawyers publish a price list. However, your lawyer should be able to give you an accurate quote once you have had your initial consultation and agreed on the required services. Do not proceed without a precise quote for the complete service. If a lawyer has prices quoted on their website, check to make sure it covers all parts of the service and there are no surprise add-ons and exclusions. And does your fee cover an administrative appeal if your application is rejected?
If I do use a lawyer, what services will they offer?
Our lawyers offer a massive range of services. The firm you engage with should match your requirements. Some people opt for the full valet service, and others want their applications checked before submission. Some firms only focus on specific areas of immigration law or a particular area of Barbados.
Why should I pay for a consultation?
All reputable immigration firms in Barbados charge for a consultation. This allows them to take enough time to understand your situation and to give you an honest assessment of your case. And it means you'll meet with a qualified immigration lawyer and not the intern or admin. Free consultations are sometimes just a marketing strategy to push a standard sales pitch.
Why should I use the Where Can I Live partner?
We have a detailed selection process for all our partners. We are so confident of service quality and value that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. We’ll only ask why you were unhappy to improve our service, and you'll get your money back immediately no matter the answer. See our rigorous assessment process here.
Will my application be accepted?
There is no guarantee. Each consulate has slightly different processes. And the requirements change over time. However, a good partner will understand those details and ensure you don’t submit an application before it has the best possible chance of being approved.
Has COVID impacted being able to move to Barbados?
Yes, the pandemic has impacted processing times and logistics. And, given the continuously changing circumstances, it is hard to be definitive. What we do know is that applications are still being accepted and processed but with some delays. And, as the vaccine rollout accelerates in Barbados and around the world, the situation will improve.