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Migration Inspectors to visit SA businesses

In an official statement Cabinet highlighted that the purpose of “Operation Fiela” was to root out illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings, undocumented migrants, human trafficking, and general lawlessness.To date a total of 889 arrests have been made and of this figure 745 people were arrested for being in the country illegally.Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba s…

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Foreign students must now show proof of medical aid cover

Essentially this means that any student planning on studying in South Africa must now prove that any medical treatment they might require during their stay in South Africa will not be a financial burden to the South African Government.

Foreign Students Must Now Proof Medical Aid Cover

The Department have said that the new allowance is in line with the Department’s effort to streamline and simplify the South African visa an…

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Deadline looming for Angolan special permits – South Africa

The various permits were issued under relaxed immigration regulations and were valid for a period of 2 years from date of issue. As a result, many start expiring in June 2015. Once expired, permit holders will be deemed illegal and could face deportation.

Deadline Looming For Angolan Special Permit South Africa

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, an organisation that offers programmes dealing with welfare, training and assistance…

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Sticky Visa South Africa – still a tourist favourite

Sticky Visa South Africa’– Still A Tourist Favourite

Following South Africa, in the sub-Saharan region, was the Seychelles at 54th and Mauritius at 56th.

For the first time leading the global pack is Spain at number one in the world’s TTCI. According to the report this is “…thanks to its cultural resources, infrastructure and adaptation to digital consumption habits”.

According to the report, “Many countries in the region are …

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Migration and your minor child

This is an addition to the existing prerequisites prescribing that a parent wishing to take their children out of the country is required to get the other parent’s permission. Proof of the consent must be contained in an affidavit concluded by the consenting parent.

Migration And Your Minor Child

In the 2011/2012 year Missing Children South Africa reported 345 cases of missing children. While a Global Re…

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Early immigration data shows many already in Canada

According to report discussed by the minister as many as half of the skilled immigrants qualified to apply for permanent residency within the first three weeks of the launch of a new immigration system were not applying from abroad but were already in Canada, CBC News has learned.

Early Immigration Data Shows Many Already In Canada

Canada launched a new system known as express entry on 1 January this year. The system serves …

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Corporate visa holders can now apply for Critical Skills Visa

Announced last month, foreign nationals in South Africa now qualify to apply for the South African Critical Skills Work Visa. This decision comes in the light of government efforts to retain critically skilled foreign workers who would benefit the country’s economic growth plan.

Immigration Directive No 36 of 2014 (Critical Skills-Corporate visa) 

Corporate Visa Holders Can Now Apply For Critical Skills Visa

“South Africa has taken an …

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Hundreds in Johannesburg in New Immigration Checks

Hundreds In Johannesburg In New Immigration Checks

The South African Department of Home Affairs earlier this month announced that they would be checking detainees’ immigration documentation and would launch a full scale hunt for illegal immigrants living and working within the Republic’s borders.

Spokesman for the South African Police Service, Katlego Mokgale, said, every detained immigrant would be expected to deliver offi…

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Canada plans to spend on upgrading migrant skills

The budget announced that a pilot program launched three years ago to help internationally-trained people get their skills up to Canadian standards via small loans will become permanent in a bid to get newcomers better jobs.

Canada Plans To Spend On Upgrading Migrant Skills

At the same time, the budget announced the government also wants to help immigrants have safer and more reliable ways to send some of the income from t…

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South Africa dominates African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

South Africa Dominates African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

The awards ceremony took place in Cape Town. The Western Cape’s Gansbaai was declared the overall winner with the judges describing it as a memorable destination that “demonstrated what tourism can do to make better places to live in and great places to visit”. Gaansbaai is a fishing town in the Overberg District municipality with a population of approximately 11 000 peopl…

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ISIS stopped in their tracks by strict South African travel legislation

ISIS Stopped In Their Tracks By Strict South African Travel Legislation

State Security Minister David Mahlobo said his department will focus on tackling rapidly growing non-traditional security threats to ensure the country’s economic and social security is safeguarded.

Speaking via the government news agency the Minister said this as security forces recently had to deal with attacks on foreign nationals and prevented a teenager from being recr…

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Asylum Seekers face exclusion - xenophobia redress

Holders of Refugee permits (section 24 permits) in the region may find solace in the fact that the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 makes provision for holders of this permit to benefit from and find relief under the social relief for distress grant. Find out now if you qualify for a SA Work Visa! Human Rights organisations record that a number of asylum seeker permit ho…

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How do you become an Australian Citizen

We have taken a look into what the Australian Citizenship application process involves and, as experienced and professional immigration experts, will guide you through this complicated process all the way to the happy result.Your Australian Citizenship journey starts by establishing if you would be eligible to apply for citizenship. You should:• be a a migrant who holds p…

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Australian Company Fined for Breaching 457 visa rule

Australia’s immigration department has won a federal court case against Ronald Choong, director of Choong Enterprises, which runs restaurants and cafes in Darwin, over breaches of the 457 visa program. Choong was served a hefty fine of AU$ 175,000 for ignoring legislation pertaining to the employment of foreigners.

Australian Company Fined For Breaching 457 Visa Rule

Darwin based Choong Enterprises was found guilty of under…

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Express Entry immigrants fast tracked to permanent residency

Citizenship and Canada Immigration announced in a press release that the first draw from the Express Entry pool, which Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) performed on 31 January, issued 779 invitations to apply for permanent residence. There have been five further draws since that date. Though CIC has stated most complete electronic applications under Express Entry w…

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Changes to the South African Visa and Immigration Rules you should know about

In the spate of controversial incidents of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the plight of foreign nationals being declared ‘undesirables’ for overstaying their visa regulations it is in the traveller and migrant’s best interest to understand these laws. But these laws can be complex with very specify limitations and allowances and anyone wishing to enter the Republic…

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Australia’s Significant Investor Visas Suspended

Essentially this means that state and territory government’s authority to initiate invitation letters under the current complying investment framework for subclass 188 Significant Investor Visas will end on 24 April. This, according to reports in the Australian media this week. The Australian reports that this means that there is now just a limited window of opportunity f…

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Soaring hopes, Dark fears

Soaring Hopes Dark Fears

But South Africa is also a country which harbours many fears especially for minority groups living in the country. The outbreak of xenophobic violence, discriminatory legislation and lack of leadership regarding these issues does darken the outlook for the country and its economy, if the problems are not addressed within the next few years, the results could be catastrophi…

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Employers be warned

Employers Be Warned

Efforts to find and deport any and all undocumented and illegal immigrants have been taken up a notch with the announcement that the South African Government is preparing to spend more than R118 million over the next three years to rid the country of those illegally working and living within its borders.

The South African Department of Home Affairs issued a stern warning th…

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Migrating to Canada

A recent survey conducted by the Bank of Montreal found that Immigrants arrive in Canada with an average of $47,000 in savings but end up using more than half that to get settled and the report further claims that as many as a fifth of immigrants enter the country with no savings whatsoever.

Migrating To Canada

This survey, published last week, emphasises the need for migrants to ensure adequa…

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