SLB’s immigration lawyers, which include a former assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration, represent a wide variety of international clients, including investors, retirees, expatriates of multinational companies and their families, on a wide range of immigration matters and visa needs.
The collaborative relationship of the firm’s immigration lawyers with other SLB practices, including Labor, Litigation and Tax, allows them to deliver to clients the benefits of integrated legal resources across a broad spectrum of legal matters.
The areas in which SLB’s immigration lawyers provide support and counsel include:
- Processing of applications for various visas, including visa extension, visa conversion, exit or re-entry clearances and visa downgrading
- Processing of applications for various permits to work, including alien employment permits and special or provisional work permits
- Representing clients on deportation proceedings
- General counseling on immigration matters.
SLB also represents clients before the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Immigration, the Philippine Retirement Authority, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, the Board of Investments and other administrative agencies involved in the enforcement of immigration and labor laws affecting aliens.