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Mohammad Reza Azimi

Mohammad Reza Azimi

Mohammad is the principal migration agent in Shada Migration and Education Services.

As an Australian qualified education agent, he holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language Translation and a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law from the Australian National University. Mohammad is fluent in spoken and written Farsi, Dari and English, and is an accredited and licensed NAATI Persian translator. NAATI (The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters in Australia.

Mohammad is active member of Migration Alliance, the professional associations for Australian migration service providers.He has worked as a tour guide for overseas visitors throughout Iran, and has a heartfelt understanding of his native country, Iran.

Between 1997 and 1999, he was an English Teacher at both the Open Education Centre of Azad University and the National Organization for Development of Brilliant Talents, in Tehran.In both Iran and Australia, Mohammad has worked as a translator, and has five publications to his credit.

Mohammad has extensive experiences in employment sector and community services in Australia and he has worked as an employment consultant for Mission Australia for 3 years.He was appointed as a representative of Mission Australia in Campsie Centrelink to helping the long-term unemployed and disadvantaged youth back into work.

From 2001 to 2006, he was the Iranian Correspondent for Archaeological Diggings, Australia's foremost Archaeological magazine.Between 2006 and 2008 he was a Journalist, where he contributed stories, essays and articles about the Iranian community in Australia.

He also owns and manages Shada Migration and Education Services.

Spoken Language(s): English; Persian; Dari.

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Allan Hornery

Allan Hornery

Fr. Allan Hornery is well renowned for his diverse roles within many communities of NSW. Allan is a highly respected Priest, Counsellor, and Immigration Advisor for a Federal Member of Parliament, past Deputy Chair of the Board of Management for the Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre and a Migration Agent for Just Legal Solicitors, Barristers and Immigration and Shada Migration and Education Services.

In his early years, he took on a journey of spiritual enlightenment and joined a religious congregation where he spent twelve happy years of prayer, study, and teaching. This led him onto roles as Principal in schools of the Diocese of Bathurst, Wollongong and in the city of Sydney. Through his achievements, Allan was then appointed as a member of the NSW Disadvantaged Schools Commission for NSW and Educational Consultant for the Diocese of Wollongong.

In 1981 Allan decided to study for the Catholic Priesthood and was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood in December 1987. He was appointed as Director of Catholic Media, was a broadcaster on radio with a talk back program, wrote scripts for both radio and television and during this time studied for his Diploma of Media as well as managed Parishes and schools. He also held many posts in Chaplaincy to Hospitals and Nursing homes. In 2007 he decided to again take a different path and resigned from active parish Ministry to pursue the world at large and take on new ministry challenges.

Counselling has always been Allan's passion. Allan possesses over thirty years' experience as a counsellor assisting people and migrants of all nationalities through difficult times of separation, death, grief, marriage, drugs, alcohol and life counselling. With his relentless passion to help others, it had come with no surprise that he took the path as migration Agent to assist and reunite families, partners and refugees with a temporary or permanent visa to Australia.

Australia's migration system changes frequently and can be complex and confusing. As an experienced registered migration agent bound by the Code of Conduct, Allan can confidently guide you through the migration system and provide you with the advice and assistance you need. Please feel free to contact Allan by telephone or email to arrange an initial consultation. If you are unable to attend an initial consultation in person, a telephone conference can be arranged.

Credentials: Post.Grad.Mig.Law & Prac., Dip.Ed, Dip Counselling, Cert IV, Training & Assessment, Dip.Media.

Spoken Language(s): English.

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Riaz Haffejee

Mara number: 1462200

Riaz Haffejee is an Australian Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent.

He works as an independent consultant with Shada Migration and Education Services, a migration firm that offers a full suite of migration services, especially to the Iranian community. At Shada he deals with all aspects of skilled migration and protection visa applications.

Riaz also has over 14 years’ experience as a lawyer in South Africa where he handled thousands of cases, in a deadline driven, litigation environment. His experience extends to consulting with clients, preparing case documentation, drafting correspondence and court documents, writing legal opinion, advocacy in court and settlement negotiations.

He attributes his past success as a lawyer in South Africa, and growth in his current role as an Australian migration agent, to a strong skillset, that includes analytical, time management and organisational skills. Clients and colleagues appreciate his empathy, technical knowledge, attention to detail and commitment to delivering results.

Away from the office, Riaz is active in community initiatives for the upliftment and integration of migrants in Australia. He volunteers at a free migration advice bureau, and also convenes English conversation classes for migrants who wish to improve their ability to communicate in English.

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