Philippine Immigration Law

Guzman Acain is a Philippine Immigration Law Firm. The Firm assists foreign nationals to obtain all kinds of visas before the Philippine Bureau of Immigration and Deportation. Our immigration services also include obtaining Alien Employment Permits at the Department of Labor and Employment.

We also represent foreign nationals in immigration proceedings for deportation and lifting a person’s name in the immigration blacklist. Our goal is to make the application of Philippine Immigration visas easy and fast.

Our Services

Obtaining visas for newly hired employees
We help employers apply for pre-arranged employment or 9(g) visas and Alien Employment Permit for their new hires. We also help employers secure Provisional Permit to work for their new hires from foreign countries. We also assist employers to extend or renew the working visas for their existing employees or apply for a change of status to a new visa category.

Our firm has a proven track record of visa assistance to foreign nationals and has assisted various companies for so many years. We are also aware of your concerns that you wanted your visas to be issued as soon as possible.

Visa extension for tourist visitors and changing the status of admission
We assist Tourists to extend their period of stay in the Philippines and Change the Status of their admission from a tourist visa to a new visa. For example, 9(g) Employment visa, Special Investors Resident Visa (SIRV) Retirement Visa or immigrant visa because of marriage to a Filipino 13(a).

Obtaining special visas for former Filipino Citizens
We assist former Filipinos to be Recognized as Filipino. This is to avoid the inconvenience of extending Tourist Visas before the Bureau of Immigration every month and be restored the privileges of being a Filipino citizen.

Our firm also assists former Filipino Citizens to reacquire their Filipino Citizenship after the passage of Republic Act 9225.

Immigration Litigation
For so many years, we have to render legal assistance to foreign nationals who are arrested by the operatives of the Bureau of Immigration. Our services include but are not limited to filing a Petition for Bail and Voluntary Deportation or Habeas Corpus. Our concern is for the immediate release of the detainee most conveniently and expeditiously.

Lifting the entry of the person’s name on the Bureau’s Blacklist
A person can be blacklisted by the Bureau of Immigration for reasons such as he/she is an undesirable alien; likely to become a public charge; overstaying alien; Registered Sex Offender and other violations of the Philippine Immigration Law. If your name is included in the blacklist, you cannot anymore enter or leave the country. You will be sent back to the Airport of origin if you try to enter the Philippines or will be arrested by immigration agents if you attempt to leave. If this unfortunate event does happen, your only remedy is to file a Petition before the Bureau of Immigration that your name is removed from the blacklist.

Legal Assistance
Our Firm assists foreign nationals whose names were included on the Immigration Black List and those persons who were barred from re-entering the Philippines. We will take advantage of the legal process by filing a Petition to Lift the Order of Black List to remedy this situation. Through this legal process, our Firm has already caused the removal of some names of foreign nationals in the bureau’s blacklist. Our firm has a proven track record on this aspect of immigration litigation and reference of alien nationals who were successfully represented by our Firm can be provided upon request


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