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Emigration inquiries soar as South Africans investigate their options

“Looking for a better future” is the number one reason given by South Africans interested in emigrating. Qualified engineers and experienced teachers were responsible for more than half of all immigration inquiries received by New World Immigration. Almost 20 000 South African families expressed their interest in immigrating to Australia but interestingly it was Canada …

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Emigration queries rose sharply in 2019

Immigration experts all agree that there has been a marked increase in the number of emigration queries they received in 2019. Some immigration lawyers say that there has been a 70 per cent increase in South Africans, from all backgrounds, requesting information about their emigration options and that many of these queries are motivated by a need to guarantee an improve…

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Travelling with Minors: It’s final; South African children still need supporting documents

South African children will only be allowed to cross borders if accompanying adults are able to produce the correct supporting documents but this rule no long applies to foreign children entering South Africa. If you are planning on travelling over South African borders this Christmas holiday you will still need supporting documents for every child traveling with you.  …

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SA Visa changes coming this month, promises to be good for everyone

South Africa will launch its new e-visa system this month and the pilot project will be undertaken at both OR Tambo and Lanseria airports in Gauteng.  The new visa is likely to make travelling to South Africa easier, less time consuming and much more attractive to frequent visitors such as those entering the country for business purposes and investors. According to the …

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South Africa: Home Affairs is planning to make visa applications easier

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsaledi, said that The South African Department of Home Affairs will do everything in its power to make it easier for non-nationals to apply for their South African visas New statistics showed that nearly 30,000 visa applications were unsuccessful this year and almost 40,000 were denied last year.  The Minister said that the…

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South Africa’s new e-visa system going online in November

A new electronic visa system will be introduced as a test system in South Africa in just a few weeks’ time.  The Department of Home Affairs said that the new system will make travelling to South Africa easier for tourists and will improve the department’s knowledge of who has entered the Republic.  The system will also allow the department to determine how long a visitor i…

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Crossing Borders? Minors won’t need Unabridged Birth Certificates says Home Affairs

This is the time of year when we start thinking about the long upcoming summer school holiday. If you are a parent who is planning on traveling over a South African border with your minor child we have some good news (and some old news) for you. This is the time of year when we start thinking about the long upcoming summer school holiday. If you are a parent who is planni…

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Expats in South Africa say their lives are better since moving to Mzanzi

A new survey showed that almost two-thirds of expats and migrants who moved to South Africa say their quality of life is better than it was in their home countries. The newest HSBC report showed that 62% of expats say they are happier since moving to South Africa and they plan on staying for the long haul.  More than half of the expats interviewed said they saw themselv…

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The new South African child passport is making traveling a lot easier for parents

Getting a new upgraded child passport will make traveling over South African borders a lot easier for parents. The new upgraded passport is much more user friendly and takes only days to be issued. In 2014, then Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba introduced strict new rules for traveling in and out of the country with minors.  The rules were designed to combat seriou…

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Spouses and Children Now Able to Change Status in South Africa

Newly announced changes to South Africa’s immigration law means that it is now possible for foreign partners and children of South African permanent residents and citizens to apply for long-term visas granting them more rights and privileges. Great news for foreigners living in South Africa! Before Directive 7 of 2019 of the South African Immigration act was passed earl…

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