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The immigration department at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) is led by Regina Geraldez, who is experienced in advising multinational companies, foreign embassies, local conglomerates, business chambers and expatriates on a range of immigration matters. The firm acts for Coca-Cola Bottlers, Thomson Reuters, SC Johnson Philippines and Fujifilm, among others.

Miguel Galvez leads the ‘highly recommended’ immigration practice at Quisumbing Torres, which has expertise in, among other issues, visa and permit applications, dual citizenship matters, and blacklisting and deportation proceedings. The ‘efficient’ and ‘highly knowledgeable’ team regularly advises notable domestic and international clients, for example Apple Computer South Asia.

Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako acts for foreign clients and expatriates on a range of immigration issues, including visa applications, work permits and residency certificates. Antonio Pido is the key contact.

Rodelle Bolante leads the immigration practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, which specialises in matters involving visas and permits, citizenship issues, and adversarial proceedings such as blacklisting and deportation. The firm’s client base includes foreign law firms and multinational corporations, such as Ibex Global Securities, B/E Aerospace and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy.

Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices provides the full range of corporate-related immigration services to international business organisations and domestic IT and BPO entities. Managing Partner Jose Cochingyan III is the key contact.

Rosa Bagtas heads the immigration practice at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Aida Roxas-Rivera, who has ‘in-depth knowledge’ of immigration law. The department is well-versed in providing specialist advice to corporations and individuals on Philippine immigration and citizenship laws, with experience in matters involving visa applications, work permits and naturalisation proceedings.

Roderick Salazar III heads the team at Fortun Narvasa & Salazar, with support from Mylene Marcia-Creencia. The department specialises in matters involving visas and expatriate permits.

The immigration team at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos assists clients with obtaining work permits, visas, and clearances from the Department of Justice and the Department of Labour and Employment. Antonio Picazo is the partner to note.

Mario Bautista and Marie Roque-Quintos are the key immigration practitioners at Poblador Bautista & Reyes. As well as handling visa and work permit applications, the firm is experienced in advising clients on applying for dual citizenship and recognition of Philippine citizenship.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles’ labour and immigration practice specialises in matters involving overseas employment and immigration requirements, with particular expertise in work-related visas and permits, citizenship applications and deportation proceedings. The department is led by Enriquito Mendoza and Maria Sison-Go.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s immigration work is handled by Raoul Angangco and Leonardo Singson. The department regularly assists Tata Consultancy Services, PayPal Philippines and Baxter Healthcare Philippines in matters involving expatriate visa and work permit applications.

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