Our family was blessed having chosen the services of Horizons NZ. On our first meeting alone, we were most impressed with their professionalism and utmost sincerity in providing an overall picture of what to expect in NZ life. They guided us very well as new immigrants and gave valuable advice in securing work towards residency. Kudos to Rowel and to the rest of the team!
North Shore New Zealand
Aldy and Sona Daval Santos
My partner and I were entrepreneurs in our home country. We decided to give everything up in the Philippines to provide a safe environment and a better future for our daughter. I came to New Zealand with my family in August 2015 as an international student. While studying in Auckland Institute of Studies, I worked part time as front of the house staff in a Thai restaurant. My partner worked full time as a factory worker while our daughter went to day care centre. The adjustment and sacrifice were huge but we kept our faith and stayed focused on our goal. After a year, I completed my studies with an Academic Excellence Award. I applied for a full time job as Assistant Manager in a hotel outside Auckland. There was a 3 month trial period where I had to start from an entry level position, as front of the house staff. I persevered and was offered the Assistant Manager position after 3 months. My husband found work as a full-time pig farmer. After 6 months, I met Filipina entrepreneurs who were looking for a Restaurant Manager to oversee their newly opened restaurant in Christchurch, South Island. I applied and was offered the position. Right after securing a full time, skilled job offer, Horizons Immigration Lead Adviser Rowel Mercado encouraged me to apply for my Resident Visa. Horizons Immigration provided me with personalised, professional advice on how to achieve our family’s residency goal. They guided us with the requirements and application process every step of the way. Five months after lodging our Expression of Interest application with Immigration New Zealand, I received the best news and greatest blessing yesterday – our Residency application has been approved! By God’s grace, combined with sheer gut and determination, our family has achieved our goal. Thank you, Horizons Immigration, for being part of our life’s greatest journey.
Christchurch New Zealand
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