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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises multinationals, foreign embassies, conglomerates and individuals on a broad range of immigration matters. Areas of expertise include visas, work permits, re-entry permits and emigration matters. Clients include Coca-Cola Bottlers, SC Johnson Philippines, Fujifilm and Ernst & Young. The team is led by Regina Geraldez.

The ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô practice at¬†Quisumbing Torres¬†is ‚Äėknowledgeable about the legal requirements of work permit and visa applications for foreign nationals‚Äô. It is adept at obtaining visas for expatriates as well as offshore work permits and visa applications for foreign nationals who are classified as restricted. The firm advises a variety of large multinationals, domestic companies and individuals.¬†Miguel Galvez¬†is the key practitioner.

Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako provides advice on immigration regulation, visa applications, work permits, emigration issues, and citizenship and naturalisation cases. The firm acts for foreign clients and expatriate officers of client companies. Antonio Pido heads the team.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on a range of immigration issues including visas, citizenship matters and adversarial proceedings such as blacklisting and deportation. The firm continues to act for Quantrics in relation to immigration processes, visas and permits for expatriates. Other clients include Colgate-Palmolive, Sanofi Aventis, Bank of Singapore and Fordays Japan International. Rodelle Bolante heads the team.

Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices advises on a range of corporate-related immigration services to international companies. It also advises individuals on immigration-related laws, rules and regulations. Jose Cochingyan III heads the practice.

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia handles a broad range of immigration matters including visa and employment permits, special work permits, immigrant visas, citizenship matters and naturalisation proceedings. Other areas of expertise include emigration issues, and deportation and exclusion proceedings. Rosa Bagtas heads the team with support from Aida Roxas-Rivera. Clients include BVI (Philippines), Therma Luzon, Sincere Facade Innovation and Play Innovations.

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar advises clients on visa applications and expatriate permits. The team is headed by Roderick Salazar III with support from Mylene Marcia-Creencia.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises clients on various aspects of immigration law including current policies and legal processes and requirements. Other areas of expertise include ensuring compliance with the terms of stay of foreigners and blacklisting and deportation proceedings. Shirley Alinea heads the team and is supported by senior associates Gino Paulo and Phil Chan.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos advises clients on securing visas, work permits and also Department of Labour and Employment clearances. Antonio Picazo heads the practice.

Poblador Bautista & Reyes handles various immigration matters including alien employment permits, visas, special work permits, immigration clearance and citizenship applications. Mario Bautista and Marie Roque-Quintos are the key partners.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles provides advice on work permits, visas, naturalisation and deportation cases. Other areas of expertise include alien admission and alien registration. The labour and immigration team is headed by Enriquito Mendoza and Maria Sison-Go.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) advises on a range of immigration-related matters including work and tourist visas. The firm continues to act for PayPal Philippines in relation to the preparation of working permits and visas for foreign employees. Other clients include Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), Twitter Philippines and Netflix Philippines. Raoul Angangco and Leonardo Singson are the key practitioners.

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