ABOUT US

Tobias and the UVISA Immigration team are licensed advisers with a depth of experienced across all areas of immigration advice, including work, family and student visa, business and investment pathways, employer accreditations and immigration appeals.

With successful results for hundreds of clients, the team particularly enjoys working on the ‘hard’ cases. giving the right advice to clients and solving complex problems for migrants and businesses.

UVISA Immigration are Members of the ELINZ (Employment law Institute of New Zealand) and offer employment advice to businesses and international talent, specialising in immigration and employment related matters.

Get in touch today to see how we can help you on your journey to residence.

Tobias Tohill

Director | Licensed Immigration Adviser | BA, PGDipLT, GradDipTchLn, DELTA, GCNZIA, Dip(Law)

Tobias is an experienced Licensed Immigration Adviser with a passion for helping migrants on their journeys to New Zealand and helping businesses source global talent. Tobias loves a challenge and relishes finding solutions for issues that others think cannot be solved. He is experienced in all visa streams, including employer accreditation, investor pathways and tribunal appeals.

Tobias is also an employment advocate and registered Member of ELINZ (Employment Law Institute of New Zealand). The UVISA team also offer employment advocacy and legal advice to international workers and businesses.

Tobias hopes to complete the Bachelor of Laws at Waikato University in the next two years. In his free time, he likes to thrash drums in his shed. 

Get in touch today to see how Tobias can help you on your journey to residence.

Mei Oshima

Immigration Specialist | Trainee Immigration Adviser

Mei Oshima is our Japanese team member and trainee Licensed Adviser. Mei first came to New Zealand when she was 16 years old for high school and never looked back. She is settled in New Zealand and currently completing her studies to become a Licensed Immigration Adviser and working with us part-time.

Mei has been working in hospitality and retail industry for numbers of years and obtained visas for herself. While working in the industry she has met many migrants struggling with the visa process and saw the need for qualified immigration advice. Mei is passionate about helping people in need of assistance with their visa matters. She loves helping people discover New Zealand as a study and work destination and is our specialist with visas and study pathways for Japanese international students.

皆さん初めまして、
こんにちは、大島芽生(Oshima Mei)です。
私は16歳の時にニュージーランドに来て以来、高校、大学を卒業し、現在イミグレーションアドバイザーになるために勉強をしながらUVISAで働いています。

飲食やアパレル業界で働いている中で多くの移民の方々がビザで苦労しているのを目の当たりにしてきました。私自身もビザで苦労した経験があり、同じような境遇の移民の方々のサポートをしたく、現在に至ります。

自身の経験からニュージーランドに留学したい学生の皆さまや、働きたいと思っている方々が素敵な経験を得られるように全力を尽くしたいと思っています。

Cherie Baird

Skilled Migrant and Partnership Specialist | Licensed Immigration Adviser #200900880

With existing qualifications in Management and Business, Cherie began her immigration career in corporate relocations. Relocating all types of employees from CEO’s to miners gave a comprehensive insight into the entire migration process. Finding homes and schools for migrant families inspired a passion for truly helping people to find their place in New Zealand.
Cherie became a fully licensed Immigration Advisor in 2009. Her excellent standards and systematic approach delivered consistent results, and she gained extensive internal connections working with a large number of specialised colleagues.
Shifting the focus to boutique services, Cherie now dedicates her time to delivering high contact and high-quality customer experiences specialising in readying employers to recruit offshore talent and managing the immigration requirements for their new and existing employees.
Cherie is solution focused, relatable, and highly qualified to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner.

Isabel La Macchia

Licensed Immigration Adviser #202200189 | LLB

Isabel is a qualified lawyer from Brazil. She works as a licensed adviser. 

Ezrom Waka

Trustee | LLB, NCFS

Ezrom is our trusted partner in law. Working for the Public Trust in Hamilton, Ezrom is available to assist with Wills, Trusts, Estate planning, Estate management, Powers of Attorney and other matter relating to the law of equity. 

Ezrom worked with us for two years as an Immigration Assistant. This experience gave him a good understanding of what migrants to New Zealand need to get established in a new life in New Zealand. In addition to this, Ezrom’s background in financial planning as a Registered Financial Adviser makes him the right person to talk to when planning your estate.