Our Team

Value of an organisation is always defined by the team that works in it, we value our team and the service they provide. We work towards a common goal and a vision that enable as to support people and their movement around the globe.

Shamsher Singh
(LIA# 201700472) (Principal Adviser)

Founder and adviser Shamsher Singh founded Core Immigration in May 2017 and since then have submitted hundreds of visa applications with a success rate of 97 percent as on mid Nov 2021. Shamsher is a renowned persona within the Indian Sikh community and is a humble person, always eager to help others in time of need.
He hales from a farming family in India and started his student life in New Zealand in 2009, navigating himself through the immigration system gave him the skills in visa applications and empowered him to apply for his own visas, from his work visa through his permanent residency. This inspired Shamsher to complete his post graduate course in Immigration and assist other hopeful applicants with their immigration applications.
Shamsher is renowned for his exceptional advice to hundreds of clients and assisting in their visa applications speaks volumes of his untenable devotion to the migrant community. He also is a member of the local Sikh temple committee membership.
Founder and Lead Immigration Adviser, Shamsher is a full license holder and is the reason for the 97% success rate of over hundreds of applications for Core Immigration clients.

Hoyoung Lee
(LIA# 202000673)

A very energetic and bubbly personality, Hoyoung has been a key addition to the Core Immigration family, he has been running his own business and has been an education agent since 2008 and has successfully assisted students in successful visa application.
Hoyoung is a qualified and licensed immigration adviser registered under the New Zealand Licensed Immigration Advisers Authority of New Zealand. Hoyoung has completed a Graduate Diploma of New Zealand Immigration Advice(GDNZIA) and holds Bachelor of Arts from South Korea and Master of Science from the United Kingdom. Over 12 years of experience of providing educational services for many international students, Hoyoung is determined to give his clients good advice and help to make a right decision in a challenging situation.

Indy Saul

Partner in Core Immigration and CEO of Phoenix Healthcare Group Limited: With the recent partnership of Core Immigration and Phoenix Healthcare Group Indy has been an integral part in driving the business into new heights. Whilst being a nurse and an osteopath, Indy is highly skilled in management and ensures that Core Immigration continuous to deliver exceptional services and valued immigration advise to its clients. Indy is also on his way to study a graduate diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice.

Dhara Sumeet Sajwani
(LIA# 202000236)

Provisional Licensed Immigration adviser by Immigration Advisers Authority of New Zealand – Dhara is a valued team member of Core Immigration and works closely with Shamsher to ensure our clients get valued and accurate advise.
From an Accountant to a Licensed Immigration Advisor, Ms. DHARA SAJWANI has had experience in a wide range of domains which gave her the opportunity to excel beyond her limits. The journey not only inculcated interest in helping the migrants, but also pushed her forward to establish a learning center in 2017.

Gaganishinder (Ish) Dhillon
(LIA #: 201601120)

Licensed Immigration adviser by Immigration Advisers Authority – Full License Holder. Ish works from our Auckland office and has been a valued addition to our Core Immigration family, Ish has exemplary dedication for all our clients and comes with immense knowledge of New Zealand Immigration Law.
Ish holds a Graduate Diploma in Immigration Advice, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Finance and Control. Prior to joining the immigration industry, Ish worked for the Ministry of Justice for nearly a decade. She is highly experienced in section 61 requests and ministerial interventions too as well cases to do with Deportation Liability Notices.

Elaine Williams
Operations Manager

Elaine has a great personality and ensures the whole team is supported and has everything they need to continue functioning to their fullest capacity.

Admin Support

Nick is a highly motivated and enthusiastic young individual who has great eye and has superb attention to detail. He ensures that the paperwork is seamless and assist our clients and our team of advisers by organising files of clients and save critical time to ensure our advisers can concentrate on key parts of the application adding to our commitment and the value of our advice. Nick is looking forward to enrolling in Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration.

Rhonda Cook
Sales and Business Development

Rhonda is our very experienced Customer Sales and Success Executive. She comes from a strong committed background in Sales across multiple industries. The last 10 years has been in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing sector.
Her passion is to create long and meaningful relationships with people from all walks of life, Whilst providing exceptional customer service. Her biggest strength is her ability to think laterally and problem solve, which enables her to deliver customised solutions to satisfy a wide range of clients’ needs.
You will find Rhonda to be always cheerful, enthusiastic and with a strong proactive and trusted nature.
In her free time you will either find her in the kitchen cooking fabulous feasts for family and friends. Or taking long walks with her much loved pooch.


Josie is a welcoming face ensuring that our clients are greeted and is a great asset to our organisation, always ensuring that our clients are heard and get linked to our advisers and admin team.

Neha Rathore

Neha has been an amazing addition to the team and drives our business growth to unfound limits, she works tirelessly in the background to ensure our clients feel supported through their journey with us and that financial limitation is never a hurdle towards anyone’s immigration dream.

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Unit 9, 166 Moorhouse Ave, Sydenham, Christchurch 8011, NZ


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