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Director & Licensed Immigration Adviser
Main Office & Christchurch Branch
Horizons Immigration Consulting was founded by Rowel Mercado, a New Zealand citizen based in Auckland.
He is a fully Licensed Immigration Adviser. Rowel has over a decade of experience within immigration advisory and has been operating as an Immigration Adviser since February 2002.
Rowel completed the Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration Law and New Zealand Practice
at Massey University, New Zealand. Rowel visits the office in Manila to provide advice to our
clients in Manila, as well as oversees the office's operations.
Jocelyn Benitez Ocampo is a New Zealand citizen based in Auckland. Joy is a fully licensed immigration adviser.
Joy has an extensive legal background, having practiced as a lawyer in the Philippines and worked as a legal executive
in a financial services firm prior to joining Horizons.
She has completed the Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration Law and Practice in New Zealand
from Massey University, as well as the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice from the
Bay of Polytechnic.
Dan was born and raised in Canada but is now residing in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He is now holding a Permanent Resident Visa. Dan has 20 years of experience in Primary Education.
Dan is currently holding a provisional license as he completes the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration
Advice at Toi- Ohomai Institute of Technology.
Hyra received her New Zealand residency through the student pathway.
Hyra is currently holding a full license receiving her Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice
at Toi- Ohomai Institute of Technology.