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Updates on the Australian partner visa

This means that for an Australian Partner Visa to be issued to a person who married an Australian citizen, but did so on foreign soil, there will be a significant fee increase for their visa fees.

Updates On The Australian Partner Visa

The cost will rise from AU$4630 to AU$6865, which is the same fee as if the application were lodged in Australia, the Department of Immigrations says.

This is the second time this…

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British Columbia Introduces Online Registration System for Entrepreneur Stream

“This program allows a maximum of 200 registrations per month, and the BC PNP will periodically invite the highest-scoring registrants to submit applications, which is why applicants need to ensure the best possible outcome for their applications,” said CEO of Cape Town based New World Immigration, Robbie Ragless.Ragless added that it is imperative to appoint an experience…

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New flexible residency for wealthy Australian visa investor applicants

Eligibility for the permanent SIV will require the primary applicant to reside in Australia for 40 days per year

New Flexible Residency For Wealthy Australian Visa Investor Applicants

It currently includes the Investor Visa, the Business Innovation Visa, and the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) and from July it also includes the Premium Investor Visa (PIV).

In order to be granted a SIV or a PIV, an applicant must make an investment that compli…

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Brics leaders commit to ‘more active trade, investment co-operation’

The idea of the special trade and travel agreements is to encourage business deals between the member-countries while stimulating economic growth and development. Regulations and non-tariff barriers are often cited among the main impediments to faster economic co-operation and trade deals.

Brics Leaders Commit To ‘More Active Trade Investment Co Operation’

This comes on the back of recent media reports stating that South Africa’s 12-month-o…

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Why South African millionaires are leaving

Immigration statistics for the past 15 years also indicates that South African millionaires are exchanging their country of birth for countries like Australia, the UK, Cyprus, Mauritius, the US and Canada.

Why South African Millionaires Are Leaving

South Africa suffered a huge impact and figures indicate that the Republic came in seventh overall in countries losing their wealthy to green pastures.

New World Wealth an…

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Australia best at integrating migrants into community

The report also shows that, despite debate about the impact of migration on social ­cohesion and the job market, Australia has a strong record of integration.

Australia Best At Integrating Migrants Into Community

In fact OECD researchers found across the member countries ­integration challenges did not increase with a higher proportion of immigrants in the population.

“There is no obvious link ­between the proportion of immigr…

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Cape Town is third most affordable expat city in the world.

The top five most expensive cities have remained relatively stable. Moving from No. 3 to No. 2 this year, Hong Kong, with its currency pegged to the U.S. Dollar, is known for having one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. Zurich, Geneva and Bern all remained in the top 10, strengthening Switzerland’s position as one of the most expensive countries for expat…

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South Africa is the only country requiring unabridged birth certificate

The report also pointed to the loss in tourism income while the taxpayer is expected to fork out around R17.5 million for the biometric reader system to be installed at South African consulates and an additional R7 million for the same system at South African border posts.

South Africa Is The Only Country Requiring Unabridged Birth Certificate

The estimated net loss to the South African GDP is expected to be around R4.1bn, with a further loss o…

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Know your rights - 457 Working Visa

This is reason enough to ensure that you know and understand the conditions of your visa should you be employed as a skilled migrant in Australia.

Know Your Rights 457 Working Visa

The release of the review comes after the Senate this month launched a landmark investigation into visa fraud, following allegations of the exploitation and abuse of migrants under the 457 and 417 working-holiday schemes.

Earlier …

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Visa Transfers for lost, stolen or expired passports

A transfer of temporary residence visa applies to those whom require their current temporary residence visa to be transferred from an old , lost or stolen passport into a new one. The first step in this process is thus to obtain a new passport. Passport need to be applied for 30 days before expiring. Foreign nationals must apply for passports at their respective country's…

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Gigaba agrees SA’s immigration policy needs an overhaul to meet economic goals

The majority of asylum applicants were economic migrants, but SA’s 1999 white paper on immigration policy "doesn’t respond adequately, or even at all, (to) the challenges of economic migration", this is according to Gigaba, who was speaking at the start of a two-day colloquium on immigration in Pretoria.

Gigaba Agrees SA’S Immigration Policy Needs An Overhaul To Meet Economic Goals

The department will release a green paper for public consultation in M…

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Australian Skilled Occupation List 2015 – 2016 published

Australian Skilled Occupation List 2015 – 2016 publishedSkilled Occupation List - SOL 2015-2016New Skilled Occupation List - 2017 - 2018 Click here to view the new Skilled Occupation List - SOL 2016-2017 Occupation ANZSCO Code Assessing Authority Construction Project Manager 133111 VETASSESS Project Builder 133112 V…

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South African Child Travel Regulations

“Martina Mookadam’s husband was travelling from the UK with her and their three children, aged 10, 14, and 15, when he was called to treat a patient from the royal family of a state in the Middle East,” Gift of the Givers founder, Imtiaz Sooliman, said in a statement. The husband is a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, in Arizona. They were on their way to visit family in S…

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DHA says new immigration legislation is a success

The refusals mostly affected neighbouring countries.

DHA Says New Immigration Legislation Is A Success

He said the legislation was not intended to stop any South African from travelling abroad, but simply to manage immigration and ensure specific security measures were in place to protect children.

“We were forced to put the measure in place as countries such as the US and the UK require the certificate, hence the numerous …

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How Australia manages its Migration Programme

Under section 85 of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act), the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has the power to 'cap' or limit the number of visas which can be granted each year in a particular visa subclass. Capping ensures the planning levels for various migration categories, decided by the government for each Migration Programme year, are not exceeded. This l…

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Immigration regulations protecting children

"Among other things, the Children’s Act demands specifically the protection of children from abduction as it prohibits this horrendous act. Our concern has always been on promoting national security, which has a far-reaching impact on tourism as well. This I must reiterate: Our policy has never been tourism by any means possible."

Immigration Regulations Protecting Children

The statement was released to accompany the…

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Australian 457 visa jobs-list to be reviewed

Last week Australia began the first review of the list. Antique dealers, funeral workers, jewellery designers, lawyers, print journalists and electricians are among 650 occupations on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List, which is drawn upon for 457 visas and now under review by the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration.

Australian 457 Visa Jobs List To Be Reviewed

Under the council’s terms of refer…

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Eight Key Steps to Fix South Africa's Migration Policy

Bernstein lays specific emphasis on the country’s current migration law, which is plagued with criticism, and says South Africa has to enthusiastically embrace migrants rather than begrudgingly allow them access to the country – this is especially valid in the case of those migrants bringing their skills with them, making a positive impact on the South African society and …

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More and more South Africans are considering immigration

“Until the end of last year, we would get an emigration inquiry about once every two weeks. Now we are fielding about nine or 10 emigration inquiries a day”, reported Mail & Guardian. While some South African citizens resort to their family history to obtain a second passport, others turn to specialised lawyers. Citizenship by investment programmes is an option for t…

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Understanding Section 11(2) Work Permits (Visas)

For this visa to be granted the applicant will have to furnish proof that they are needed in South Africa for work or business related matters. These visas are valid for anything between 30 and 90 days but depend on what the applicant requested.• The Section 11 (2) approval letter is a permit allowing one to work in South Africa.• The Section 11 (2) permit cannot be change…

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