Hi, we are Alison and Alastair.
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.
We chose an immigration lawyer that ranked top on Google. 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.
There HAD to be an easier way!
We have found partners in Panama who deliver everything we would have loved to have had when we moved.
It was so fantastic to have partners that we could trust to tell us honestly whether we were eligible and then clearly outline the steps to be taken. Highly recommended!
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.
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 makes sure that the fee covers an administrative appeal if your application is rejected?
If I do use a lawyer, what services will they offer?
Lawyers in Panama 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 application checked before submission. Some firms only focus on specific areas of immigration law or a particular area of Panama.
Why should I pay for a consultation?
Most reputable immigration firms in Panama 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 Panama 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.
Does your Panama partner speak English?
Yes, they speak fluent English.
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 Panama?
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 Panama and around the world, the situation will improve.