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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.

South Africa to introduce visa concessions for traveling minors

The official announcement came on Friday after a meeting between the director-general of the Department of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni , and the Department of Tourism and the tourism sector on the cabinet concessions of immigration regulations. The countries visa requirements have been met with little more than criticism since its implementation 7 months ago with the big…

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Court judgement could see revision of South African Spousal Visa requirements

The Western Cape High Court set a president last week where by foreign nationals, married to South African citizens, would not have to return to their country of origin while awaiting the issuance of their Spousal Visa. The Western Cape High Court handed down judgement that a 40-year-old Zimbabwean national married to a South African would not have to return to Zimbabwe t…

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Jobs in demand in New Zealand

The Kiwi’s have, just like the Australian, South African and other governments identified occupations that will grow their economy and are regarded as occupations that will remain in demand for this growth to occur. Most of these jobs are for specialists in industries such as medicine, engineering and IT. But there are also opportunities to contribute more generalist ski…

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EFF calls for scrapping of immigration laws for Africans

Bey was arrested in South Africa on 9 January for failing to produce valid travel documents at a South African border post and for overstaying the terms of his visa. He and his family have consequently be ordered out of the Republic and have been banned from re-entering for at least five years. Now, reports Media24, the EFF wants Africans scattered around the world to be e…

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Do you qualify for Permanent Residency for New Zealand

The country is small and with a population of around 4,5 million it is a growing country searching for talented, skilled and qualified people from all over the world who will help grow the country by adding their specialized skill set to the fold. New Zealand populations is undergoing a process of change with new waves of immigration adding to their already diverse and mu…

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Start-up visa programme expected to be popular in Canada in 2016

These have been replaced with the start-up visa programme and the much smaller immigrant investor venture capital (IIVC) pilot program which were launched in early 2014. Industry insiders believe the start-up visa programme, which has an annual quota of 2,750 applications could realize a potential annual market capitalization exceeding $800 million during the next three t…

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Life in Canada (Schooling)

Canada is particularly popular for its progressive teaching methods while practicing old British discipline. The schools are notoriously well equipped and exceptionally well staffed as schooling is a very important part of the Canadian society. According to data released in 2015 Canada boasts 100% literacy in the age group 22 to 66-year-olds with every citizen in this cat…

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Life in Canada

If you have already decided to immigrate to Canada there is no point in elaborating on the benefits of life in this country. Prospective migrants to this country chose Canada for its First World Country status, its excellent infrastructure, the fact that Canada is home to one of the world’s strongest economies and best schooling systems while access to quality medical care…

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Will New Zealand’s record immigrant figures of 2015 hold in 2016

Statistics New Zealand’s research also shows that visitor arrival numbers were recorded as 3.02 million in August 2015 indicating an 8 percent growth from the previous year. “Holiday makers had the biggest visitor increases by purpose for both the August month and year. China, Australia, and the United States drove the increase in holiday arrivals,” said population statis…

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Families torn apart by new South African Immigration rules

Unwavering immigration officials and a misinformed embassy set in motion a distressing series of event which ended in a little girl being refused entry into, and banned from, South Africa – her parents’ home, and a country she has travelled to on many occasions in the past. Yaron Schapiro said to the Cape Times that he and his wife had two children when they left to live …

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Tourism industry survived holiday season amid fears of negative impact by visa regulation

Tourists are still arriving in South Africa in numbers, despite fears the country's visa regulations would scare off travellers. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says foreign arrivals during the festive season were 7.6 percent higher than the same period a year ago. However, some 1,700 foreign children were turned away from South Africa over the festive season, for no…

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Picking your retirement spot in New Zealand

A recent article in the New Zealand Herald helps the decision making process. According to their findings the Bay of Plenty, and especially its main town of Tauranga, has become a popular retirement area owing to the warm, sunny climate. The others lived in rest homes, boarding houses and even some in motels. The government’s ‘ageing in place’ policy encourages older peop…

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Retiring to New Zealand

“Their contentment comes from family, friends and having time to pursue their interests. Older New Zealanders now live longer on average than people at any time in the country’s history,” says the article. Recently New World Immigration reported on the fact that New Zealand also ranked first out of all countries for the best "expat experience" in a recent HSBC survey. The…

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Australian Spousal Visa Application

Speaking from their Cape Town office CEO of New World Immigration, Robbie Ragless says, “Australia is particularly cautious about spousal visa applications, primarily due to the high incidence of fraudulent applications received every year. “Scammers exploit the system by creating false spousal visa applications – often for people who have never met – but pretend to be in…

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Thousand More Foreign Nationals now live in South Africa legally

According to Statistician-General Pali Lehohla the categories of those granted permanent status were relatives with 2 613, 1 228 received work permits, 164 were refugees, 41 wanted to do business and 90 were retired people. “A total of 63% came from Africa; the remainder from overseas,” he said on Tuesday, releasing statistics on documented immigrants for 2014. “The medi…

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South Africa most popular tourist destination for multi-millionaires

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Umhlanga, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, the Kruger National Park (mainly around Sabi Sands) and the Garden Route (mainly around Knysna) are attracting wealthy foreigners, claims a new survey by New World Wealth. In the same time period, Africa welcomed approximately 43,000 foreign multi-millionaire visitors. A “multi-millionaire” is an individual wi…

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The importance of professional help with your visa as Mother gets banned from South Africa

“We strongly suggest that all visa applicants utilize the services of an immigration professional from the word ‘go’,” said immigration expert Robbie Ragless CEO of New World Immigration in response to the Cape Times article. His wife Kelly was granted a two-year spousal visa in 2013 and she applied to renew it on July 31. The couple had also informed Home Affairs of th…

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The low down on New Zealand’s Immigration Point System

People wanting to become a New Zealand resident under the Skilled Migrant Category need 100 points to even be considered states New Zealand Immigration on their website. Everything from age to work experience to qualifications to having close family already in the country counts. Your New World Immigration consultant will be able to explain the point values awarded for ce…

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SA Department of Home Affairs reacts to complaints about visa regulations

In reaction to several compaints from UK-based travellers about South Africa’s travel regulations the South African Department of Home Affairs has said that reports of travellers from Brittain experiencing problems entering South Africa, because of immigration regulations, were “baseless and inaccurate”. “We wish to categorically state that these reports are baseless an…

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South African visa regulations: Tourists are being turned back home

A bride-to-be, Nadine Parent said to IOL that she will “kiss the ground” when she eventually lands at King Shaka International Airport on Tuesday after almost having to cancel her uMhlanga beach wedding on Wednesday because of South Africa’s visa requirements. Parent and her fiancé, Grant Hughes, both formerly from Durban, were not allowed to board an Ethiopian Airlines f…

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