Immigration Law Practice Group

Contact Atty. Antonio C. Pido

Our Immigration lawyers handle all types of emigration and immigration regulatory issues, and have represented many foreign clients and/or expatriate officers of client companies before the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID). Our services include:

(a) application for Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas including Work Visa Applications, Labor Permits, and Special Work Permits and Provisional Permits to Work;

(b) securing Interim Visas, Special Return Certificates, and Emigration Clearance Certificates, as well re-issuances;

(c) securing Alien Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Residence, and other emigration documents; and securing Special Type of Visas, e.g. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Work Visa, Philippine Export Zone Authority Visa, Treaty Trader Visa, Investor’s Visa, Temporary Resident Visa, and Retiree’s Visa.

In conjunction with our litigation department, we have handled a number of citizenship and naturalization cases, the most notable of which is Ernesto S. Mercado vs. Eduardo Manzano and the Commission on Elections (26 May 1999). In this case involving dual citizenship and its effect on a political candidate’s qualifications for public office, the Supreme Court agreed with the firm’s legal argument the Constitution proscribed “dual allegiance” and not dual citizenship per se.

        
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