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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 implements new systems to assist 457 visa holders

The Australian Government announced the implementation of new measures to ensure that holders of the 457 Australian worker visa have access to services and information protecting their rights and interests in the work place. Australian Federal Government Assistant Immigration Minister, Michaelia Cash, said in a press statement released earlier this month that the immigrat…

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Quebec Skilled Workers Programme

Visa applicants now need fewer points to qaulify Quebec manages the provinces’ own migration programme known as the Quebec Skilled Workers Programme (QSWP), which is essential the same as the Canadian governments’ immigration system but is considered to be more lenient in terms of criteria. With the new threshold, a single applicant must score at least 49 points, while a…

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“Get your immigration documents in order” Operation Fiela nets another 15 000 migrants

“In fact South Africa is actively seeking to attract professionals who are skilled and schooled in more than 200 occupations – of which a severe shortage of South African candidates have been indicated,” said Ragless of South Africa’s problem with undocumented migrants streaming into the country and being forcibly repatriated by south African government officials.” The in…

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Understanding the South African Nationality Law and how it affects your South African citizenship

Citizenship by birth According to Chapter 2 of the 1995 law, anyone who was considered to be a "citizen by birth" prior to the enactment of the law or who is born in the Republic on or after the enactment of the law is a citizen by birth. Also, a person is a "citizen by birth" if they can be considered a citizen by descent and at the time of birth at least one parent was:…

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Don’t fall victim to Australian marriage visa scams warns South African Immigration Expert

“Don’t fall for this type of scam,” warns Robbie Ragless, CEO of immigration specialists, New World Immigration adding that, “there are no short cuts to entering a country legally.” Ragless’ comments comes on the back of recent Australian media reports of an Australian former migration agent and marriage celebrant who are accused of attempting to arrange 16 marriages with…

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Returning expats and wealthy foreigners interested in Cape Town property

“With an exchange rate favouring their foreign currency and spend, and having established successful careers overseas, they are generally able to afford large properties and capitalise on opportunities to acquire good value for money – and make sound investments in real estate for the future.” “One may be surprised at the excellent value for money here. Considering the ge…

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FAQ about the Canadian Work Permit and why you should use an immigration agency

1. What is a Canadian work permit? A Canadian work visa or work permit is a document issued by the Canadian Government that allows a foreign individual to work at a specific job for a specific employer. 2. Canadian Immigration authorities define “work” as; An activity for which remuneration is earned or that competes directly with activities of Canadian citizens or perm…

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Tata hit’s out at SA Immigration Law Makers

Reported by the City Press earlier today Chairman of Tata, Noel Tata, said that the company was becoming increasingly frustrated with the amount of time that it took to obtain the necessary documentation to allow it to bring in employees from outside South Africa to work at its Johannesburg office. "It is increasingly time-consuming to get visas for our business. We bel…

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Five facts about the Australian Work Visa you should know

Here are a few things you would need to consider in preparation of your decision making process: 1. Minimum Salary The minimum salary level for a migrant on a 457 visa is $53,900 per year. This is considered the minimum amount you'll need to live in Australia and is called the TSMIT (Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold). However, if there is an Australian worki…

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Professionals are showing increased interest in South Africa

Africa’s most developed nation did however beat countries like the US, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the UK in the rankings taking a very impressive 6th place after the power-house top five of Canada, Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Bahrain. The survey found that 0.26% more professionals arrived in South Africa than left between January and Dec…

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A quick guide for International Students

International students should apply for a Study Permit. It is imperative that students await the outcome of this application for a study permit in their own country of residence or origin. Study permits are issued for a program of study at a specific institution. International students should obtain a new permit only if they wish to change institutions. Once you have c…

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South African Home Affairs clarifies Angolan Cessation Processes

Setting the record straight and communicating the Republic’s decisions regarding Angolan’s currently living in South Africa as refugees, the press release stated, “It is of importance to note that, against the backdrop of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1969 Organisation of African U…

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SA expats in demand for top jobs

The 2015 Expat Insider survey claims that most South Africans abroad would spend at least five years living comfortably in predominantly English-speaking countries while working mostly in top management positions. The same survey found that 25% of South Africans abroad identified as "employees or managers" whereas only 11% of expats of other nationalities stated the sam…

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Australia, 9th best country to raise expat families

The reasons expats chose Australia are numerous but overall the 5000 expats surveyed reported that the country is an excellent place to raise a family as properties are often larger, there is more scope for children to spend recreational time outdoors and the country offers a good range of schooling options. Looking at the HSBC raising kids abroad survey, Australia perf…

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Australia and Canada offers the best and most affordable schooling for expat children

Parents are faced with cultural, climate and sometimes language issues. Parents have to consider if their children should attend a “local” school or alternatively one of the highly-rated international schools. Whilst it is true that the quality of education should really be the most important factor in choosing a suitable school for your children, the reality of the sit…

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More international students are choosing to study in Canada

Jennifer Humphries, VP of Membership, Public Policy and Communications at the Canadian Bureau for International Education, says there’s been an “explosion” of international student mobility.  In 2014 the Canadian government announced plans to double the number of international students and researchers in Canada by 2022 to 450,000. The government estimated the increase w…

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South African Home Affairs Minister says 99.7% 200 000 ZSP applications were processed in 6 months

The cut-off date for receiving ZSP applications was December 2014. Applications were received by VFS Global, and adjudicated by the Department, with 31 July 2015 as our deadline for Departmental adjudication and processing of applications. The ZSPs are valid until 31 December 2017, said Gigaba and that the ZSP would also expire on that date. From 1 January 2018, Zimbabwea…

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Foreign investors and students boosts Australia’s property sector

"Recent rule changes have made it easier for students to remain in Australia after graduation, including becoming permanent residents. "While any net immigration will boost demand for housing, the nature of that demand will depend on the life stage and circumstances of the newly arrived residents. The high fraction of students and former students in the flow of new migran…

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Immigrants report to be happier in Canada

The study also compared life satisfaction between recent immigrants to Canada and the Canadian-born population. Comparisons with the Canadian-born population indicate that when socio-demographic, economic and health factors are considered, few immigrant groups differ significantly from the Canadian-born population in life satisfaction. This indicates that Canadian national…

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Settling to your new life in Canada

The well-adjusted migrant knows Canadian law and customs, will volunteer at their children’s’ schools and get to know their neighbours thereby building their new friend and support networks.

Settling To Your New Life In Canada

There are many ways you can settle into Canadian society and your new way of life. One way is to get to know Canada, its people and places, and learn as much as you can about the cultur…

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