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About Us

Horizons Immigration Consulting was founded by New Zealand Licensed Immigration Adviser, Rowel Mercado in 2002.
Commonwealth Visa Experts (CVE) was founded and led by its experienced Managing Director, Abie Sioson.


Together, we bring a vast knowledge and experience in immigration end to end services that amount close to 30 years.

Horizons Immigration Consulting and Commonwealth Visa Experts (CVE) has recently merged to bring their vast
experience in immigration together to provide you with the best and most efficient immigration service.

We have an in-house team of Licensed Immigration Professionals ready to give you the best possible advice on your
migration pathway. Horizons Immigration CVE is an ethical company that puts its customers at the heart of its business. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their dream of migrating to Canada and Australia by giving them honest, reliable and personalised immigration advise.


Horizons Immigration CVE is a one-stop-shop offering a variety of specialised services from Eligibility Assessment and
Professional Immigration Advice to the processing of all types of visas. Today, with our united expertise, we can assure you, our clients, the best immigration service that you deserve.


Offers an end-to-end service focused on helping clients to an 

effortless settlement in Australia or Canada


Achieve Your Goals

Meet our Directors


Rowel Mercado - Director

Licensed Immigration Adviser

New Zealand Licence No. 200900577

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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. Rowel completed the Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration

Law and New Zealand Practice at Massey University, New Zealand.


Jocelyn "Joy" Ocampo - Director

Licensed Immigration Adviser Australia

New Zealand Licence No. 201001078

Australia MARN - 2014560

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Joy is a New Zealand citizen based in Auckland. Joy is a fully Licensed Immigration Adviser. She is also a Migration Agent for Australia, and is registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Regulatory Authority. 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.

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Abie Sioson - Director

Director for Canada Operations

Abie holds several bachelor’s degrees from prestigious universities in the Philippines. She also obtained her New Zealand graduate diploma in Business Enterprise.

For over a decade, she has successfully established and operated an Immigration service-based consultancy, Commonwealth Visa Experts (CVE) , that has helped countless people and families achieve their dream of immigrating to Canada.

Melvin Almeria

Regulated Canadian
Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
RCIC #R515544
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Melvin, a successful Filipino immigrant to Canada (Toronto), is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and a bonafide member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC former ICCRC).

He immigrated to Canada in 2006 and has since immersed himself and his family in Canadian society by becoming a positive contributor to his
community in general, and Filipino people in particular.

He is also a paralegal and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA). He is a Notary Public in the Province of Ontario, Canada, in addition to his practice.

All our Advisers are licensed and authorised by the appropriate immigration authorities.

All our advisers are licensed and authorised by each country’s regulatory body.

Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA): This office was set up to protect consumers of migration advice services by only registering those people who meet our qualification and character standards.

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College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CCICC). CCIC is the national regulatory body that promotes and protects the public interest by overseeing
regulated immigration and citizenship consultants and international student advisors.

Address: Level 10, 21 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, New Zealand 1010
Email Address:
Contact number: +640280808080

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