Immigration Law

The firm offers end-to-end immigration services which cover advisory and contract review work on immigration law compliance; visa and other work authorization processing and compliance monitoring; and assistance in liaising with embassies and consulates in the Philippines in permissible cases. The firm’s Immigration Team is composed of more than twenty legal staff and paralegals. Several of the firm’s immigration paralegals have almost 3 decades of experience in transacting with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) on visa and other work authorization matters.

In addition to its immigration practice, the firm also assists its clients in consular transactions, including document procurement, authentication, and legalization.

Owing to its commendable performance, the firm has been appointed as the Philippine representative of a number of international immigration firms for their clients requiring immigration services in the Philippines. The firm has also been engaged as the exclusive information supplier/partner of Philippine immigration matters for an international online immigration law database.

The firm’s immigration practice is headed by Atty. Virgilio D.C. Herce


Advice and administrative assistance for work, residency, and retirement visa applications

Alien Employment Permit applications

Handling of administrative cases with the Bureau of Immigration

Recognition, reacquisition, and naturalization

Registration for native-born foreign nationals

Document procurement, authentication, and legalization with embassies and consular offices

Expatriate employment contract and service agreement drafting and review

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