My life partner is an EU citizen (Italian passport); she was born in Uruguay and we live together with our son (one and a half year old) in Uruguay. We are relocating to Newcastle upon Tyne because she is accepting a job offer from a UK company there.
As I understand it, we must apply for an EEA Family Permit, with my son as a family member, and me as an extended family member because we are not married. Then a residence after we are more or less settled (before 6 months).
I have a few questions:
Is the EEA Family Permit the correct way to go?
If my son gets an Italian passport on time for the trip, does he need the EEA Family Permit?
Do we need two applications, one for me and one for my son, or can the application include both?
As I understand we must apply in person (after the online process) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, because there is no office in Montevideo. Is this correct?
If my son must apply for the permit, must he come with me to Argentina? Must he be there for the application?
Is our son's birth certificate proof enough of our relationship? If not, what additional documents should we provide to prove the partnership?
What are the requirements for the documents presented (translation? Any official validation? Apostille?)
Are there any additional documents we must provide with the application?
I understand these are a lot of questions but maybe some can be answered. I tried to contact the immigration office of the UK, even trying the paying service but they refuse my VISA card for some reason (works everywhere, Amazon, eBay, Paypal, etc).