Leo Mendoza BA, LLB

Professional Status in AG: Senior Immigration Lawyer

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Location of AG Professional: Manila, Philippines | Singapore | South-East Asia (generally)

Leo handles immigration work for the following countries:

  • CANADA (through Canadian legal affiliates)
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (through USA legal affiliates)

The Philippines, located in South East Asia and one of the ASEAN member countries, is a leading destination for investment and tourism. Endowed with good weather all throughout the year, beautiful scenic places and hospitable people with easy facility of the English language, it has become one of the more popular retirement havens in Asia for the world’s retirees, seniors and elderly. With its beautiful beach resorts, the country has recently opened its doors to medical tourism as well as health and wellness programs. Responding to these needs, the Philippine Government has offered a special non-immigrant visa which entitles foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens to reside in the Philippines indefinitely with multiple entry privileges.

Leo Mendoza (or “Leo” to his friends) is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts from San Beda College and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines, the Philippines’ foremost school for law. He was admitted to practice law in the Philippines and has extensively appeared in the Municipal Trial Courts, the Regional Trial Courts, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Since 1978, he has been an active member of the Philippine Bar with extensive experience in the fields of Immigration and litigation/trial practice. He is also a member of prestigious associations of active law practitioners.

Leo was previously a member of an Immigration Law Firm in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A. Presently, he is a licensed senior lawyer based and working in the Philippines but travels extensively in the region on professional assignments.

Leo is a citizen of the Philippines and consults in and travels mostly between the following cities/regions – Manila (Philippines), Singapore, Thailand, China, and South Korea.

He will accept immigration work in the following situations:

Philippines Visa, Immigration and Related services (including incorporation of business entities and acquisition of properties by migrants) with particular legal experience in the following immigration areas:

  • Immigrant Visa/Non-immigrant Visa
  • Immigrant Visa by marriage
  • Investors Visa
  • Returning residents Visa
  • Temporary Resident Visa/Temporary Visitor Visa
  • Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors Visas
  • Accredited Officials of a Foreign country Visa
  • Student Visa/Special Student Permit
  • Pre-arranged Employment Visa
  • Special Work Permit
  • Commercial Visas
  • Artists and Athletes Visas
  • Alien Registration
  • Issuance of ACR I-Card
  • Annual Reportorial requirements for ACR I-Card holders
  • Special Resident Retiree Visa – which allows holders to:
    • Purchase Condominium unit
    • Enter into long-term lease of a parcel of land or house and lot
    • Purchase of proprietary share in golf and country clubs
    • Partnership in development of hotels, condominiums, condotels,
    • Apartments, resorts, housing facilities and retirement facilities with or without caring facilities.

Canada & USA Visa and Immigration Services (in coordination/affiliation with Canadian and USA Immigration Law Firms) in the following areas:

  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Investor Immigration (Canada)
  • Investor Immigration (International)
  • Permanent Residence Card
  • Start-Up Visa Program
  • Spousal Sponsorship and Canadian Immigration Law
  • Skilled Worker
  • Immigration Appeals
  • US Immigration
  • Temporary Resident Permits
  • Visitor Visas
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Removal Order / Deportation Law in Canada
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Work Permits
  • Family Reunification
  • Business and Investor Immigration (to Canada and the USA)

Education & Admissions

  • Bachelor of Arts (major: Political Science), San Beda College, Manila, Philippines
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Memberships & Accomplishments

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Member of the Philippine Bar – Roll of Attorney No. 28346
  • Lawyers Against Monopoly and Poverty (LAMP)