Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin
Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin
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Practice your English first
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The other day, I had a client consultation for a couple who are applying for naturalization.
How to minimize immigration fees and costs
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the questions I often get from clients is “how much will this petition or application cost me?” This is a very important question and must be addressed at the earliest time possible so the petitioner...
Love and fraud (Part 1)
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
You know very well that there are a lot of fraudsters lurking in the internet just waiting for the right opportunity to scam people.
Lessons to learn for naturalization interview (Part 2)
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
We continue where we left off last week.
Pit Señor! Viva Señor Sto Niño!
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, let's take a little break from our usual topic on US immigration. Although there have been a lot of developments going on right now that have direct consequences on issues involving the lives of immigrants...
Thank you, readers
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the biggest and the most anticipated holidays in the US is Thanksgiving Day. Every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate this day, along with the traditional feast of turkey, stuffing,...
Appeal or refile?
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Albert and Amy recently got married. A month after the wedding, Albert, a US citizen, filed a spousal petition for his wife Amy. In his petition before the USCIS, he submitted evidence of the marital relationship...
EB2 vs EB3 for Nurses
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
This week let us address a question from one of our readers who is also a nurse
New USCIS rules for requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Friday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a policy memorandum as a guidance for adjudicators on how they exercise discretion in denying an application, petition, or request for an immigration...
Reader’s question
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
How should we go about petitioning my brother who is based in the Philippines?
Trump’s zero tolerance policy
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
This week, the complexity and the challenges of immigration took front and center.
Securing a police certificate from other countries
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
After your petition has been approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, it will then forward your file to the National Visa Center.
Beware of this passport scam
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Several years ago, somebody told me of a scheme happening in some countries where the arrival and departure dates indicated in the passport are willfully falsified so as to appear that one only spent less time in...
Senior aid’s release ‘laced with politics’
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Outside a sports complex in Sitio La Paloma, Barangay Tisa, Cebu City yesterday morning, a group of women wearing yellow shirts greeted senior citizens wanting to claim their cash assistance from the city gover...
Same sex spousal/fiancée visa petitions
by Atty Marco F.G. Tomakin - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
As you may all know, same-sex marriage in the US is legal and binding between parties and between states.
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