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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.

Toronto, A melting pot of cultural diversity

Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area is also the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. The country’s 2011 census revealed that the city is home to 2,615,060, making it the fifth largest city in North America - a figure which has undoubtedly grown in the past five years. A city report released in 2013 shows the city is …

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Canada’s Start-up visa for entrepreneurs is growing in popularity among South Africans too

Canada Immigration and Citizenship is reporting a growth in the number of applicants interested in immigrating to the country through their Entrepreneurs Start-up Programme and South Africans are grabbing at the chance too. At the beginning of May 2016 some 51 entrepreneurs had become permanent residents of Canada through the programme, representing 26 start-ups that have…

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Research reveals what drives expats to make their move

New research by an international removals company suggests that 34.8% of the expats they deal with make the move to across foreign borders for better career prospects, greater income opportunities and to advance their lifestyle. These expats noted in the report by MoveHub that they were either transferred with their current or had secured a dream job with a new employer. …

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Australia’s new Skilled Occupation List 2016-2017

Annually as their economy’s growth rate changes or their socio-economic needs place a heavier burden on certain aspects of their system the Australian government revises the list of occupations that cannot be filled by Aussies but must be filled in order to achieve the goals set by the government. These goals are often met with the help of expats working in Australia on a …

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Canada is open for business to the world’s start-up entrepreneurs

According to Canada Immigration and Citizenship Canada’s new Start-Up Visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups. Successful applicants to this program will be able to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents with no conditions attached to the suc…

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South Africa attracts the continents’ most investments reports auditors

The index style report revealed that South Africa ranks tops as the most attractive economy for international investments destined for the continent despite challenges emanating from slow growth said Ernest and Young in their report on Wednesday. While this is good news for companies in the Republic the report also comes with a warning of predicted challenging years ahead…

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Your Australian Spouse Visa Checklist

First off you must be legally married to your partner at the time of lodging your application as your partner will more than likely be your visa sponsor. If you were married in a country other than Australia and that marriage is valid in that country, generally it will be recognised as valid under Australian law. But please note that there are some exceptions, such as sam…

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10 things to do before you arrive in Australia

Australia is by far the most popular expat destination and while you might have made up your mind that you certainly want to live and work Down Under we’d like to share so tips and advice about what you need to do before setting foot on Aussie soil. 1. Appoint an Immigration consultant Immigration professionals have access to all the paperwork you will have to complete. …

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Canadian state is open to 10 000 visa applications next month

The Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion Minister (MIDI) for Quebec Kathleen Weil announced the reopening of its online skilled worker program (QSWP). As of 13 June 2016 an initial quota of 5,000 skilled worker visa applications will be accepted as part of an overall quota of 10 000 applications. The minister confirmed that the second batch of 5,000 visas will be issued la…

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New Zealand, Second best country for expats

Recent travel and migration data from Statistics New Zealand proved New Zealand's popularity as a destination for migrants, with figures showing a record net gain of 60,300 migrants in the year to August 2015. Migrant arrivals continued to reach a new high, up 13 per cent from the August 2014 year while migrant departures were down 5 per cent. This is supported by the fi…

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Six keys to expat success in Australia

If you are a would be Expat planning on living and working in Australia you must have wondered what your day to day life there would be like and how it might be different from the life you are used to in South Africa. The UK-based news source, The Daily Telegraph, spoke to 1,000 Australians who were asked what they thought of British expats, and what traits they’d like to…

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New Zealand launches new Entrepreneur Visa to attract Techies

The New Zealand Government announced the new visa, which will be introduced as a four-year pilot project; beginning later this year reported Reuters at the end of April. This follows Australia's announcement in December of its "entrepreneur visa" as part of a raft of measures to boost innovation, the article said. The Global Impact Visa have been designed to offset the lo…

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Eligible for a New Zealand Visa

Immigrating to New Zealand, as is the case with most countries, can be a complicated and costly exercise, but as most who have immigrated to New Zealand will tell you it is worth it! It need not be an intimidating minefield filled with legal jargon and huge expenses if you ensure that you are properly prepared from the onset of your application. We have compiled a simple …

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New Zealand’s Good Character visa requirement explained

New World Immigration looked in to what it means from a New Zealand perspective. New Zealand’s visa and immigration requirements state, among other requirements, that ‘all non-New Zealanders must be of good character’. A person’s character is deemed poor if that person has criminal convictions against their name or the applicants provided false or misleading information …

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Why become an Australian citizen

Attracted to a country that offers a safe environment with equal business and employment opportunities and ample access to first world facilities are given as the main reasons for the decision to immigrate to the country considered the second most liveable country in the world – as reported by Time Magazine late last year. According to the online expat magazine The South …

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Buying a Home (Canada)

An expat family have likely rented accommodation for some time before making a final decision on the area where they would like to live and invest their money into. They know which schools their children have settled in to. They might even have already become part of a community and they certainly know what they need in a house; location, price, size, heating and so forth…

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Renting Property Advice for New Arrivals in Canada – Renting Property

It is not any different in Canada, and knowing what to expect and to look out for when making reaching a rental agreement with an agent or property owner is an unmissable part of the process. You might have rented property in South Africa and while it may be a very similar process expats are encouraged to make sure that they truly understand the stipulations of their lease…

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Canada gives graduates top marks!

Graduates with Doctoral and Master’s Degree are awarded 25, out of the required 100 point to be considered for immigration selection, as soon as they start applying for their Canadian visa. This is because Canada is a growing stable economy and is keen on attracting educated and talented expats to their shores who will positively contribute to their society. Selection Cri…

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Zuma and Guptas Linked to R500m Visa Controversy

It is no surprise that this week we discover that Duduzane Zuma and Rajesh Gupta are Directors of Islandsite Investments who are directly linked with VFS Global, a company, appointed by Home Affairs, to assist with the submission process of all temporary and permanent residency permits in South Africa. When I say “assist with”, I mean they are a glorified post office who …

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Increasing Number of Candidates Outside Canada Selected for Immigration

A new study by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship found that Canada is hot on the heels of international talent to supplement their labour force. The success of the Canadian Express Entry system and Canada’s progressive immigration legislation is being credited for the increase in foreign nationals being granted Canadian visas. “…the real story is that Express Entry ha…

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