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The New World Immigration Blog provides you with a platform to conveniently gain access to recent news and insightful advice with relation to visa application and immigration information. This blog aims to provide useful content for anyone or business company interested in immigrating to South Africa or Australia. Be open to use this space to comment and share your thoughts on uploaded posts.

Expect Improvements at OR Thambo Immigration Control

It seems that improvements to the border post at OR Tambo International Airport are on the cards. Last week Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, and Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, met with Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) officials about plans to improve the port of entry at the Johannesburg-based airport. Minister Gigaba said to Eye Witness News that he an…

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Importing Your Household Items and Vehicle Into Australia

Are you going to be moving Down Under, and need more information about importing your household goods and vehicle into Australia? Importing is usually an involved operation, and you need to have all your ducks in a row to avoid setbacks. This means following the various regulations and having all of your paperwork meticulously prepared ahead of time (when possible). To hel…

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Australian regions and smaller cities looking for skilled migrants

Australian business in regional Australia and in smaller cities are anxious to receive more skilled migrants through the country’s immigration program. Business and community leaders have said that applicants who are open to reside in regional Australia should receive preference when it comes to the issuing of visas. Currently, most skilled migrants apply for positions …

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Migrants contribute to the country’s wealth

An official Australian government report found that Australia is much better off with migrants than they would have been without. Skilled migrants in Australia are, in fact, vital to the country’s continued economic success by limiting the impact of the country’s aging population. The report, released earlier this week, stated that skilled migrants are adding to Austral…

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Ottawa first to relax medical inadmissibility clause

Persons with illnesses and disabilities who would previously not meet Canada’s entry requirements due to their health problems may from 1 June be successful in their application to immigrate to Canada. This is due to the relaxing of certain Canadian immigration laws that made persons suffering from certain medical conditions inadmissible to the country. “Today’s changes…

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Au Pairs! Ready for an Australia Working Holiday Adventure

Is your gap year coming up or are you young energetic and want to see the world? Perhaps you have recently graduated and need a change of scenery – a new adventure! If this is the case you should consider Au Pairing in Australia. With the world’s best beaches, award-winning national parks and friendly locals - who enjoy the outdoors (and love their modern cities) - Aust…

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Get your Australia Practice Citizenship Test Here

Before you are granted Australian citizenship you will have to prove that you are familiar with Australian law, history, and society. This is done through the compulsory Australian Citizenship Test which forms an integral part of anyone’s citizenship application. Those in the know warn that this test should not be taken lightly as the difficulty level last year disquali…

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Canada Considering Expanding Biometrics Imposed on Travelers

“Canadians are invited to provide input on new regulations to expand Canada’s Biometrics Program”, this is the headline of a press release issued by the Canadian government earlier this month. The press release opens with the statement that, Canada has long had one of the highest per capita rates of immigration in the world and is an attractive destination for immigrant…

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The Basic Check-list for entering Canada

Before stepping foot in the airport on your way to Canada make sure you have your basic travel arrangements and documents in order. Canada, as all other countries, takes their entry requirements for travelers very seriously and as professionals who are experienced with assisting people to immigrate and travel to Canada, we can only emphasize the importance of these rules. …

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Thinking about immigrating to Australia

Immigrating to Australia might be one of the best decisions you will ever make but have you started considering the costs of your visa, an immigration consultant and the actual move? We took a look at what you might expect to pay for the immigration process considering everything from Australia’s visa fees to the cost of moving your pets abroad. These prices serve as a …

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Australia is looking for Graduate Engineers to emigrate from South Africa

Australia is serious about finding the best global talent available to grow and strengthen their pool of engineers. Graduate engineers are among a few select professions who find it easier than most to qualify for an Australian visa. Engineering is one of the professions recently identified by Australia is a necessary skill for which not enough local talent is available…

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What you need to know about an Australian Business Visa

Australia offers South African business owners a wealth of opportunities to start a new business or expand your South African-based business on Australian soil. The Australian Business visa allows you to live and work in the country while also traveling in and out of Australia, without limits, for up to four years. To be eligible to start your own business you will need…

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Do you qualify for a Canadian Visa

If you are thinking about working, studying, visiting or permanently living in Canada you will have to make sure that you qualify for a Canadian Visa. To give you an idea of the likelihood of your success we visited the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website for some tips and found out what Canada will want to know from you before considering your visa application…

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Canada named the 10th most friendly country for migrants

It seems you really can’t go wrong if you plan on immigrating to Canada. The country continues to do well in survey upon the survey. Canada has now been named the 10th most welcoming country for migrants. This comes on the back of the news that three Canadian cities are listed in the top 10 cities in the world to live in. See our blog for the full story. According to th…

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Canada Immigration’s Grandparent Visa

If you are planning on sponsoring a parent or grandparent to join the family in Canada you should meet with your migration agent as soon as possible to get the process started. Canada’s grandparent visa program has really taken off and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have seen a significant interest in this visa. The Canadian immigration department b…

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Canadian cities score the overwhelming victory in ratings by traveling millennials

Millennials have rated three Canadian cities under the top-10 in the world to live and work in. This comes on the back of Canada being voted the seventh happiest place in the world – according to the survey results of migrants from all over the world. A brand new survey shows that three Canadian cities; Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto offer some of the best environment…

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Immigrants in Canada seventh-happiest in the world

Immigrants living in Canada are very happy. In fact, these migrants are so happy with their new country and their decision to immigrate that they have voted Canada the seventh-best place in the world to be an immigrant or expat. Canada has a long-standing reputation for being a society welcoming of immigrants and as such Canada has one of the most sophisticated immigrat…

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Canada: Another option for South African Farmers

Canada is so keen on attracting talented farmers that an immigration stream has been specifically designed to attract self-starter farmers to the Canadian bread bowl of Alberta. This visa is called the Self-Employed Farmer Stream and is available to existing farmers who are able to demonstrate their success at running their business through their financial documentation…

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Australian Visa Changes are now in Effect

In April 2017 the Australian Government announced that changes would be made to their current immigration system, those changes came into play on 18 March this year. The changes that made world news headlines is designed with the ‘Australians First’ ideology which in effect protects the jobs of Australians through new regulations. It does not imply that Australia wants …

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Australia is considering fast-tracking visa applications for white SA Farmers

In an announcement made on 14 March Australian Minister of Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, said his department is seriously considering fast-tracking visa applications for white South African farmers who want to relocate to Australia. Come to Australia Speaking to The Daily telegraph Dutton is quoted as saying that white South African farmers should be given special attent…

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