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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.

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Thousands of New Immigration Place Planned for 2016 Reports confirmed that between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents will be admitted, a range that’s the highest projected level in decades. Immigration Minister John McCallum said the plan is grounded in Canada’s tradition of being a welcoming and generous country. “It outlines a significant shift in immigratio…

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Find your Canadian pad the easy way

But, getting there is fine and having employment is vital but so is having a place to hang your proverbial hat. When you first land in Canada you will probably want to rent accommodation until you are sure of the suburb you would like to commit to by buying property there. Renting gives you the opportunity to learn as much as you can about the country, city and suburbs be…

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Immigrating to New Zealand is easy for Carpenters, Diesel Mechanics and Big Rig Drivers

If you have had enough of crime and grime and have considered immigrating but thought New Zealand would only want doctors and lawyers you are wrong - New Zealand wants you! The New Zealand Immigration Department and their government annually revise a list of skills identified to grow their economy but for which a manpower shortage exists. Tradesman, engineers and teachers…

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Plumbers, Mechanics, Electricians, Teachers, Carpenters and Locksmiths: Australia wants you!

Qualified and experienced Plumbers, Motor Mechanics, Electrical Engineers / Technicians, Carpenters, Joiner and Cabinet Makers, Secondary School Teachers and Locksmiths – did you know you have a bright future and ample career opportunities in Australia? Can you believe that Australia will even make it easier for people in your profession to migrate there with the help of a…

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Ten reasons why you would want to live in Australia

1. Career opportunities Australia’s economy has proven to be resilient through the global financial crisis and with our proximity to Asia the future is rosy with continued growth expected. Australia has a low unemployment rate and skills shortages in many professional and trade occupations bring skilled workers to Australia each year on long-term work visas. Statistics sh…

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Got questions about life in New Zealand

It is therefore not surprising that the country is a distinctly multi-cultural society. The country is famed for its natural beauty, safety and political and economic stability. It sounds great but can I afford to live there? As is the case in South Africa, or any other country for that matter, the cost of living in New Zealand is entirely dependent on your salary, your…

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Fewer Foreigners are calling South Africa home

Foreign nationals typically follow one of two available immigration paths when deciding on living in the most Southern Republic. Those wanting to live and work in the country apply for either temporary or permanent residency.Apply for a free immigration assessment! Typically most applications are for temporary residency as it is slightly easier to come by and, says StatsS…

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What to expect from the New Zealand Skilled Migrant Points Calculator

It is important to understand if you meet New Zealand’s immigration criteria before you apply for a visa and this calculator – which consists of a number of Yes / No questions – will be able to do just that. Below are a few questions which only serve as an indicator of the criteria that must be met and an idea of the weight, or points, awarded to every item. An applican…

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Extra points for migrants choosing New Zealand’s country side.

The policy was announced in July last year and boosted visa applicants’ points by between 10 and 30 points for any skilled migrants who were applying for residence and had a job offer outside Auckland. The new policy also doubled the points for entrepreneurs planning to set up businesses in the regions under the Entrepreneur Work Visa from 20 to 40 points. Immigration Ne…

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Home Affair plans to make travelling across border posts easier

The minister specifically addressed the scenario where parents are unable to travel because of the provisions of the law instituted in 2014. Under the current law parents will not be able to travel with their children if one partner had disappeared or was being uncooperative. “The department cannot say in that regard we waive the regulations, because they must apply to ev…

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Business travellers and academics traveling to South Africa could qualify for 10-year visa

This new directive does however only apply to travellers who are passport holders of African countries. This special visa extension allows foreign nationals to enter and exit the country an unlimited number of times in a ten year period, subject certain conditions – one of which is that the holder’s visit should not be less than 90 days per entry. In an effort to regulate…

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Why New Zealand

Rated fourth safest and most peaceful place in the world to live South Africa’s paltry 136th position points to the reason many South Africans are choosing to swap their home country for New Zealand. “It’s surreal living here coming from somewhere like South Africa. It is the most phenomenal lifestyle available,” Dr Willem Landman said to the government informational web…

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What you can expect of Education and Schooling in New Zealand

Going to school is compulsory for all children in New Zealand aged six to 16 although most children start when they turn five. Everything a growing body and mind needs Discipline is excellent in New Zealand schools and young people are made to feel comfortable and safe. Typically New Zealand schools are well equipped with computers, Internet and technology and have lots…

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Expats say they want to live in New Zealand and Canada

Then learn to speak Italian and French. The Vienna is, according to the newest findings the favourite Expat city in the world while the French-Canadian capital of Canada, Vancouver, was elected the 5th best place in the world to live – if your health, safety, finances and comforts are important to you. In third-place, and no surprises here, was New Zealand’s largest city o…

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Expats rate Durban ahead of Cape Town

Expats, who once sang the praises of the Mother City, have discovered that Durban is the place to be – rating shortly behind the Africa Region of Port Louise – the Mauritian capital. Mercer’s survey indicates that foreign, experienced and qualified professionals would rather work in Durban than anywhere else on the continent. Africa is far down the choice destinations ar…

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South Africa is attracting top notch professionals with the Critical Skills Work Visa

The South African government have also identified that in order to grow the country, on several levels, it is necessary to seek and employ professionals who will fill gaps in the labour force thereby creating jobs and providing experience mentors in a number of industries. In 2015 research found that migrants greatly stimulated both the international and local workforce a…

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Immigration is not a ‘white’ thing it’s a better life thing

“Yes, as the title states, I’m a black South African and I want to go live elsewhere. Why, you ask is it important that I state my race? It’s simple; people seem to assume that only white South Africans are leaving the country simply because they don’t like blacks in power. This is not true, most are leaving because they don’t see a future for South Africa and sadly, I …

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Survey shows New Zealand in top three for expat experience

While Singapore scored highest overall, by placing first in the economics and business sections of the survey, New Zealand was only a short head behind with expats taking part in the survey scoring the country well across the board – including naming it a great place to raise a family. According to the results of the survey New Zealand ranked highest for experience - brin…

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New Zealand is more popular than ever for expats

“New data shows that more people are visiting New Zealand than ever before.” According to an article published in the New Zealand Herald, Jo-Anne Skinner, a New Zealand population statistics specialist said that the previous record of 402,500, set in December 2014. The new record was mainly driven by a 17% increase in arrivals of holiday makers. There were more people ar…

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South African Home Affairs urges Basotho’s to get their Special Permits

The South African Department of Home Affairs have confirmed that more than half a million people are expected to apply for this special permit when registration opens in March. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba commented from his office at the Department of Home Affairs saying that the number could be less as it is expected that more Basotho’s live in the Republic than …

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