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Meet our Principals

MARICEL WEISCHEDE, Founder & Managing Director

IAA Licensed Immigration Adviser #200800119

Maricel is amongst the first to be licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority. In fact, she is the Philippines’ first IAA Licensed Immigration Adviser for New Zealand.  She had been a staunch supporter of the Licensing Bill of 2007 which was eventually passed into law requiring license for all migration advisers. She has been practicing as an Adviser for 14 years now.

A successful migrant herself, she is  active in the immigration circles in New Zealand. She served as one of the Board of Directors of the New Zealand Association for Migration & Investment (NZAMI), from 2008-2010. NZAMI is the professional association for New Zealand migration advisors. Maricel was also chosen to be part of the  2009 and 2013 Immigration Advisers Authority Reference Group, consisting of selected advisers world wide to give their views and insights of the immigration advise industry.

She obtained her Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration Law & Practice from the Massey University of New Zealand in 2007.  This is on top of her other qualifications in Public Relations, Communications Management, and Entrepreneurship from Santa Isabel College, University of the Philippines and Asian Institute of Management.

Furthermore, she finished her Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice conjoint from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - University of Waikato in December 2012, making her part of the first batch of advisers to gain a formal qualification in New Zealand Immigration Advice. 

Prior to migrating to New Zealand, she founded and served as the Managing Director of Projectionals Communications, a marketing and advertising agency in the Philippines. 

Maricel has extensively traveled throughout New Zealand, Asia and Oceania in her capacity as an immigration specialist.  She completed her Bachelor of Laws at the AUT University in New Zealand in June 2018 and is currently doing her Professional Legal Studies at The College of Law.

IAA Licensed Immigration Adviser #200901921

Holger is a co-Director and Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser of the company. He originated from Germany where he managed a logistics company. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Logistic & Risk Management from the Maritime Institute of New Zealand in 2007 and a Certificate of Proficiency in Immigration Law & Practice from Massey University in 2008.

He served as one of the Directors of the New Zealand Association for Migration & Investment (NZAMI) for 2010-2011. He was also part of the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) Reference Group for 2012. As an IAA Reference Member, he was involved in discussing the broad range of issues and policy matters affecting the immigration Advisce profession.

Holger is very passionate about compliance, advocates on the licensing of  international student  advisers and education agents; and strongly oppose bias and unfair decisions. He is known to be a strong opponent of unscrupulous advisers.