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Hi, we are Alison and Alastair.
We have lived in six countries on four continents and travelled 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.
We hired a lawyer that was on page one of a Google search. From the start, communication was sporadic. Pricing was unclear. We had unnecessary 7 am 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. We decided that there HAD to be an easier way.
We chose this law firm because:
I turned to Haywood and his team to help with my application for a French 10-year residency card. I could not have done it without them. They ensured I had all the necessary documents and (and there were plenty) and assembled them into a clear, comprehensive application. They promptly answered every question I had over several months. Nothing was left to chance. I am immensely grateful for their patience, perseverance and professionalism throughout.
— John M
Our partner will deduct this from any costs associated with future advice if you choose to proceed with them.
We have an Assessment Process to find the best in the business. All our partners must meet the following standards:
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.
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.
Paul and Haywood helped me to obtain my French nationality. They were very professional, transparent and proactive. They were clear up front and at every stage, about the time the process would take and the many pitfalls to be avoided to ensure the process goes smoothly.
— Barry S
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I use the Where Can I Live France partner?
We have a very detailed selection process for all of our partners, and you can see full details of that process here. After being selected, we monitor partner performance by asking every client how it went and assessing how many sign up with them for a full service. We have ended partnerships where partners have not continued to deliver first-class service and value. We believe that you shouldn’t always trust the companies on the first page of a Google Search!
If I do use a lawyer, what services will they offer?
Our lawyers in France offer an extensive range of services for both EU citizens and non-EU citizens. Because they have many years of experience helping people with very varied situations, they can recommend the easiest and cheapest path depending on your personal situation. As well as visas, they can help you with company formation, social security, taxation, and other services.
What will the lawyer cost?
Every application varies, and so it is hard to publish a set-price list. However, Haywood and his team will give you an accurate quote once you have had your initial consultation and agreed on the required services. They often provide discounts for larger families too. We have done a lot of research for you to make sure that this company offers fair pricing. They also cover an administrative appeal if your application is rejected, which other companies do not.
Why should I pay for a consultation?
Most reputable immigration firms in Europe charge for a consultation. This allows them to take enough time to understand your situation and to give you an honest assessment of your situation. 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.
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.
Does your France Partner speak English?
Yes, they speak fluent English.