Archive for the 'Immigration Law' Category

Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (RA 9208): A Primer

(A recent news article warns foreigners from marrying Filipino women in exchange for their kidneys or other organs. Two laws were cited: the law against mail-order brides and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003. Since we already have a previous discussion on the prohibition against mail-order brides, let’s have a brief discussion on Republic Act […]

Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG): A Primer

On 17 November 2008, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order No. 758 (full text), providing for a Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) that would allow foreign investors to stay indefinitely in the Philippines under certain requirements. Here’s a primer on the SVEG:

Prohibition against Mail-Order Brides

You may be aware of the existence of mail-order brides, although you may not be aware that this is an “industry.” According to a study (The “Mail-Order” Bride Industry and its Impact on U.S. Immigration), funded through the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service:

Legal Dynamics: Citizenship and Divorce

Discussions are welcome in the Forum. As more subjects here are discussed by the readers, the interaction of one topic with another (or between related laws) results to a legal melting pot, enriching the pool of topics to choose from. For instance, we have discussed (“Divorce and Annulment in the Philippines“) that a Filipino – […]

Retention and Re-Acquisition of Philippine Citizenship

Former natural-born Filipinos who retain or re-acquire Philippine citizenship under Republc Act No. 9225 (“Citizen Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2003“) shall enjoy full rights enjoyed by any Filipino, subject to certain conditions enumerated below. Please note that the law covers only “natural-born” Filipinos (born of one or both parents who are Filipino citizens at […]




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