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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.

Australia could be considering big changes for skilled migration

Australia might soon be considering a number of changes to the entry requirements of their Skilled Migration Visa. Educated couples could hike the primary applicant’s score - easing access into the country and interestingly the application age limit of 50 years old might be lowered in a bid to attract younger applicants by awarding them the maximum points in this catego…

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New Zealand and Canada

Expats are happier in New Zealand and Canada with both countries ranking ahead of the world’s two biggest economies; China and the United States of America. In its HSBC Expat Explorer 2016 report based on an online survey of 27,000 expats this year, the bank ranked New Zealand 2nd and Canada 3rd overall for meeting expats needs. The survey included 45 world countries. …

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New Kiwi travel and visa requirements for South Africans

South African’s will no longer be issued with a visitor’s visa upon their arrival in New Zealand and will have to have obtained their visitor’s visa before leaving the country. This new rule, which was announced yesterday, will come into effect on 21 November 2016. Yesterday Immigration New Zealand issued a statement saying the changes are being made as a result of an i…

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Schooling your expat kids in Canada

The Canadian schooling system is ranked third best in the world, and the reason behind this prestigious achievement is put down to the multi-cultural environment in Canadian schools – thanks to the contributions of expats living in the country. In international comparison tests, Canada’s school pupils rank among the best in the world. Because Canada is a bilingual count…

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How to Get Married in South Africa

I live in Cape Town and hold a Life Partner visa. I am marrying my fiancé later this month who is South African. I am British. I work for New World Immigration and thought I would share my experience along with the documents and steps needed to get married here as a foreigner. We did a blog on this a year or so ago, but this is up to date info.  We decided to use the serv…

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Visiting New Zealand friends and family for Christmas

South Africans travelling to New Zealand for Christmas will have to make sure they have the appropriate visa in place before setting foot on the plane. Fresh off the press is the news that the New Zealand Department of Immigration has confirmed that all South Africa's visitors to New Zealand will as of 21 November be required to be in possession of a visitor visa before…

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Skilled Migrants are needed to fill jobs Kiwis can’t or won’t do

Skilled Migrants are in desperate need to grow the Kiwi economy and fill gaps in the New Zealand economy for which there are no qualified Kiwi’s available. This is the opinion of respected writer on immigration issues Nigel Letta, and his sentiments are backed by the New Zealand Prime Minister. “It's actually really important for us to be welcoming immigrants.” “It is…

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Pulling out all the stops to attract best and brightest entrepreneurs

Australia recently announced that changes to the visa system are on the cards. These changes come as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda said the Australian Department of Border Control and Immigration in a press statement. The Department necessitated certain changes in an effort to attract and retain the best and brightest foreign entrepreneurial talent …

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Life is good in Australia

Latest research finds that Australia is by far the most popular expat destination in the world and South Africans agree. A common language, better pay and career opportunities, a stable government, much less crime, an infrastructure we only dream of and a climate similar to ours and a quality of living previously out of our reach has ensured that Australia remains the n…

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Canada is making it easier for migrants to meet entry requirements

In a development that has been welcomed by candidates for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection system, the latest draw has seen a substantial increase in the number of candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This increase means that the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive…

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Don’t ‘buy’ a job to get a visa warns officials

Officials warn would-be migrants against an emerging practice of paying for employment contracts in an effort to obtain visas and residency. This practice often takes the shape of a scam employed by fake immigration agents. A recent investigation by Radio New Zealand revealed evidence of migrant workers being scammed out of thousands of dollars for fake jobs. This trend…

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Canada's small cities and rural areas desperate for immigrants

Small-town Canada is desperately seeking new talent and young blood and they are looking to migrants to fill this gap. In 2008, the number of workers leaving rural Canada outstripped those coming in, partly because local youth left for major cities, according to the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. For small municipalities, this can be a huge drag on the econo…

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Australia’s 457 visa-holders most successful in finding jobs

A new report has confirmed what Australian migrants have known for a long time; skilled migrants in possession of a 457 visa have a better that excellent chance of finding a great job in Australia. These visa holders also find employment much easier than any other category visa holder. According to findings of the Scanlon Foundation migrants on Independent Skill visas are…

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What you DIDNT know about Securing a Job Abroad – 10 Easy Steps to Success

Over the last decade we have seen candidates come and go. We have worked with over 60,000 prospective migrants and only a tiny percent of them actually end up realising their dream in living and working abroad. We share their secrets with you today. If followed, the next 10 steps will ensure you stand a HUGE chance in securing that dream job abroad. We have listed these…

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Western Australia is relying on migrants to fill job market gaps

Western Australia’s government is looking for underutilized skilled migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to help drive the state’s economy as new census information points to the fact that Australians are deserting the province. According to this new data as many as 1000 people a week moved to the state during its resources boom, but population growth has slow…

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Residency Abroad Through Investment

The Investor Visa: what are your options? If you are interested in investing in an entrepreneurial activity overseas it could lead to not only a visa for that country but in most cases such a visa would also lead to obtaining residency for you and your family in that country.We take a look at a few options including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Hungary, Bul…

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Using a registered Australian Migration Agent

Australia is very selective about who is allowed to live and work in their country and as such many visa applicants turn to a registered migration agent for professional assistance with their application. While the Australian government welcomes skilled migrants, who will positively contribute to their economy and Australian society, they want to be sure that these migran…

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Australia’s friendliness attracts more expat women says survey

Generally expats are very happy with their lives in Australia revealed a new survey. Respondents said Australia affords them the best work / life balance – even if it is a bit more expensive to live there and interestingly female expats are finding Australia’s welcoming attitude even more attractive. The warm welcome might help to explain why these countries attract more …

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Do you qualify for an Australian Skilled Migrant Visa

Unsure of how Australia’s point system works? If this is you, you should read on. Below are the criteria considered before visas are granted to foreign nationals wanting to live and work in Australia. Applicants must score a minimum of 60 points – the better you score the better your chances of being approved for a visa. Take the test below and if you score 60 points or mo…

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Australia’s Study Visa: Improved and simplified

Australia’s new simplified  visa framework (SSVF) includes a reduction in the number of student visa subclasses from eight to two (one student visa and a student guardian visa) and the introduction of a simplified single immigration risk framework for all international students. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s First Assistant Secretary, Immigration…

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