About Us

Immigration & Secretarial Services Limited is situated in Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand.

With a home-based office, we provide support and advice on many immigration matters, as well as secretarial services for anyone needing assistance in those areas.​​

Sylviane

 

  • French-Canadian native who has dealt with the immigration process personally, which has provided her with a thorough understanding of what is important to clients, as well as a sincere and genuine empathy in relation to their personal circumstances.

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  • Employed as a Legal Secretary in top-tier law firms in Canada and New Zealand for 28 years, two years of which were spent as an in-house immigration adviser.

  • Obtained Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice Level 7 in December 2016, and completed New Zealand Immigration Adviser Refresher Course (Level 7) in 2019.​​

  • Member of the New Zealand Association of Migration and Investment (NZAMI) since 2017 which provides opportunities for continued professional development.

  • Member of the Licenced Immigration Adviser Institute Inc - August 2022

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Sylviane Gallant-Welch GCNZIA

Director / Senior Legal Secretary / Immigration Adviser

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Catherine

  • Born in New Zealand to immigrant parents, Catherine has travelled extensively as a younger person and also with her family. Through her own experience with foreign immigration, she can also relate to the stress of its processes. 

  • Catherine holds a Bachelors Degree in Politics and is currently completing the final papers needed to obtain her Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (GDNZIA). She is provisionally licenced by the Immigration Advisors Authority under the supervision of senior adviser Sylviane Gallant-Welch.

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Catherine-Anne  Davison

Immigration Adviser - Provisionally Licensed

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Wendy

 

  • Our Practice Manager has been with the company since February 2021. Wendy brings a lot to the company as she has had 25 years of experience working in the fields of finance, law and accounting. In 2010, Wendy attained a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies with a major in Accounting and continues to work primarily in that sector.

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Wendy Fallon 

Practice Manager

Why Choose Us

 

We seek to provide high-quality immigration advice by maintaining Adviser Competency Standards as well as adhering to the Licenced Immigration Advisers (LIA) Code of Conduct.  We care about all of our clients and hope to make what can be a complex and difficult process efficient and easy for them.  Our work is always undertaken in a thorough and professional manner, and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. 

 

We are dedicated to promoting and protecting our clients' interests in seeking immigration advice, and hold the knowledge required to provide personalised advice on most immigration matters.  We are renowned for achieving positive results for our clients regarding temporary entry and residence applications, Section 61 requests due to unlawful status, and appeals under the Immigration Act 2009 - including ministerial interventions.

We dedicate our working day to ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients by assisting them in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner through the immigration application process. This includes helping with completion and/or review of all necessary forms, as well as the drafting or typing of any documents that might be required.  We are comfortable with and skilled at handling problem applications.

We appreciate and acknowledge the cultural customs and values of our clients who come from all over the world.

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