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Rowel Mercado
Director & Licensed Immigration Adviser
Licence No.200900577

Rowel is the founder and lead Licensed Immigration Adviser of Horizons Immigration Consulting. He completed a Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration Law and New Zealand Practice at Massey University, New Zealand.

With almost 2 decades of experience in immigration consulting, Rowel understands that each client’s situation is unique and strives to provide personalized advice and support throughout the entire visa application process.

Whether you are looking to study, work, or start a new life in New Zealand, Rowel is the right person to guide you through the immigration process and help you achieve your goals.

Jocelyn (Joy) Ocampo
Licensed Immigration Adviser
NZ IAA - Licence No. 201001078
Australia - MARA No. 2014560

Joy is a Licensed Immigration Adviser for New Zealand and a Registered Migration Agent for Australia.

She completed the Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration Law and Practice in New Zealand from Massey University and the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Joy has an extensive legal background, having practiced as a lawyer in the Philippines.

These qualifications have equipped Joy with an in-depth understanding of New Zealand’s immigration laws and regulations.

With this knowledge, Joy is well-equipped to provide expert advice and assistance to individuals and families looking to immigrate to New Zealand.

Joy’s commitment to ongoing learning and professional development is a testament to her dedication to providing high-quality immigration services to her clients.

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Riza Boncodin
Immigration Lawyer
Legal Practitioner No. 5513273

Riza is a Solicitor in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.


She specializes in employer-sponsored, general skilled migration, partner, and family visas. She represents clients at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and the Federal and Family Courts.

Riza has extensive experience working in both the private and public sectors. Her experience in handling diverse migration cases has provided her with professional expertise as well as genuine
respect and regard for immigrants.


Riza speaks fluent English and Tagalog and is a registered lawyer in the Philippines.

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Stephanie Feret
Licensed Immigration Adviser
Licence No. 201700294

Steph obtained her bachelor’s Degree from the University of Santo Tomas. She also gained a Graduate Diploma in Immigration Advice at the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

She has worked for Immigration New Zealand in Manila for 13 years as an Immigration Officer, Immigration Manager, and Technical Adviser.

Steph’s experience in the immigration industry has allowed her to develop a strong understanding of New Zealand’s immigration policies and procedures. Her expertise has enabled her to provide accurate and reliable advice to clients seeking to enter or stay in New Zealand.

Apart from her professional accomplishments, Steph is also known for her warm and friendly demeanor.


She is committed to making the immigration process as smooth and stress-free as possible for her clients and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their success.

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Melvin Almeria
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
RCIC No. R515544

A Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and a licensed Immigration Consultant under the Immigration Consultant of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).


Melvin also involves himself in paralegal work as a member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA).
In addition to his practice, he is also a Notary Public in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Melvin has helped many individuals and families successfully navigate the Canadian immigration process.


He understands each client’s unique situation and works closely with them to develop a personalized plan that meets their needs.

He is dedicated to providing exceptional service and support throughout the immigration process, from the initial consultation to the final stages of settlement in Canada.

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