Seeking professional UK immigration advice while living in the US
January 19, 2013 2:27 PM Subscribe
How can I find a lawyer or similar professional with experience in applying for EEA Family Permits in the UK, while I am still living in the US?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (3 answers total)
My (unmarried, opposite sex) partner recently got an offer to work in the UK and plans to accept. I plan to relocate with him.
He is a citizen of an EU country, so he has an automatic right to live and work in the UK. However, I am a US citizen and would need an EEA family permit to live with him.
We are planning to get in contact with the immigration specialist office at his new workplace as soon as he signs the contract. However, we may also choose to get our own legal advice. How would we go about finding an immigration lawyer with this experience while we are still living in the US? Is it realistic to expect to find someone competent in our current mid-sized Mid-Atlantic city? Would it be a better idea to contract a laywer within the UK remotely? Thanks for any advice or experience you can share with us!