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Immigration

The Firm provides its clients with legal representation before government agencies such as the Bureau of Immigration, Department of Justice, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Board of Investments, and other administrative agencies involved in the enforcement of immigration and labor laws affecting aliens, as well as representation before the courts in petitions for the acquisition of Philippine citizenship.

 

The Firm’s lawyers provide general counseling on immigration matters and handle the processing of applications for visas, permits to work, alien certificate of registration identity cards, re-entry permit, special return certificate, emigration clearance certificate and similar documents. The Firm also renders advice and prepare position papers on legislation and administrative regulations affecting the immigration status of aliens in the Philippines.

 

ACCRALAW’s experience in immigration law practice extends to the deportation and exclusion of illegal aliens, securing hold departure orders, inclusion of a person in a watchlist/blacklist, as well as in raising defenses against unmeritorious deportation charges, lifting of hold departure orders, and cancellation of blacklisting.

 

In 2015, the Firm was recommended as a TOP-TIER Firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the Practice Area of Immigration.