Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin
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Naturalization application is not as easy as you think  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 24, 2022 - 12:00am
As I often do here in this column, I share real experiences of myself and my clients in my immigration practice with the hope that our readers can learn a lesson or two that can guide them in their own immigration...
Happy anniversary The FREEMAN!
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Let me start by congratulating The FREEMAN on its 103rd anniversary. As the longest running newspaper in Cebu, and one of the oldest in the country, this paper has stood the test of time.
Does an expert representation make a difference?    
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 10, 2022 - 12:00am
In my years in practice, there are quite a number of times when I was asked if I handle other areas of law in which an immigrant may have interest.
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Congratulations to the Filipino nation in ushering in a new era of Philippine governance.
US Supreme Court strips federal abortion rights  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 26, 2022 - 12:00am
June 24, 2022 is a historic day that will forever change America. On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a well-entrenched decision of Roe v. Wade that granted a constitutional right of a woman...
Happy Independence Day!    
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Today we mark the 124th year of Philippine independence from Spain.
Summer is here: More work opportunities  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 5, 2022 - 12:00am
It is already summer here in the US.
Sending your child to college in the Philippines  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 22, 2022 - 12:00am
This time of the year is a season for graduations. All over the US you can see students in all levels walk onto that stage with a sense of achievement while their parents beam with pride watching their child enter...
Time to heal and unite  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
I was at the grocery store the other day when I ran into one of our kababayans whom I have not seen in a long time.
Why we need to get it right  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Tomorrow is election day. The Filipino people will again exercise the right of suffrage upon which the power to determine the future of this country resides.
Religious visa  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
The United States has long been the most desired country that people from around the world want to go for whatever reason be it tourism, business, employment, investment, education, health, etc.
DIY tax preparation  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
A couple of Sundays ago I wrote about the civic duty of having to file taxes. In the past years, I had someone else prepare my returns as I know that an accountant or a tax preparer is more updated than I when it...
Reentry permit  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Now that the world has come to live with COVID 19 cases becoming more part of our daily lives, albeit the increasing trend in some countries, people are now very eager to travel and see places either domestically...
It’s tax time  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Every April 15, we are all bound by our civic and patriotic duty to file tax returns and pay what’s required.
USCIS updates  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 3, 2022 - 12:00am
For this week, here are a few latest USCIS issuances and rules that have a positive impact on the immigrant communities.
Springtime in America  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 27, 2022 - 12:00am
It is already springtime here in the US. Days are increasingly becoming longer and the temperature is slowly inching up.
Naturalization Q and A
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 20, 2022 - 12:00am
My column last Sunday about naturalization generated some questions. Here are some of them.
Preparation is key to naturalization interview - Part 1
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 13, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the interviews I always look forward to attending is that of naturalization. For me, an application to become a US citizen is one last step in an immigrant’s long journey of his total realization of...
Replacing a lost Greencard  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 27, 2022 - 12:00am
The other day a client came to see me in the office in order to talk about replacing her stolen greencard.
Meeting in person requirement for fiancé visa during the pandemic  
by Atty. Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 20, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the requirements in applying for a K1 fiancé visa is the petitioner must have met the fiancé/e in person, physically within the past two years from the time of filing the petition.
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