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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.

Foreigners are valuable

Gigaba re-iterated that those migrants who enter the country through the various border posts are all in compliance with immigration regulations and by entering the republic they play an important role in integrating South Africa into the global community.

Foreigners Are Valuable

Furthering his commitments, to citizens and migrants alike, Gigaba announced that more than R118 million will be spent …

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The world’s ‘most powerful’ passports

South Africa issues one of the world’s most powerful passports, meaning that the holders of this passport is not required to arrange an entry visa in more than 97 world countries. In Africa your RSA passport lets you vacation your heart out in Benin, Botswana, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Senegal, Seychelles, Swazila…

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English Language Test for 457 Visa to be More Flexible

These changes to the Australian 457 visa programme have been welcomed and will ensure the integrity of the exam. As has been the criteria, foreign applicants for a 457 visa has to show a certain level of English competency. The test, which is a prerequisite to qualifying for this visa has been popular with overseas workers moving to Australia and will allow a certain amou…

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The long wait for visas could soon be over says DHA

According to news reports the Department of Home Affairs will be piloting an international permit hub in Pretoria, with Nigeria, India, and Kenya being used as test cases for expediting issuing of visas and permits.

The Long Wait For Visas Could Soon Be Over Says DHA

The three countries were chosen for this pilot due to the high numbers of applications.
The announcement was made by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at a rou…

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South African tourist visa regulations come under fire

According to the article by Professor Wolfgang Thome the Nairobi based VFS Global – Information Desk South Africa Visa Application Centre in fact confirmed a few days ago that the required hotel bookings applicants must show to qualify for a visa, cannot be done through a travel agent or one of the common hotel booking platforms like jovago.com or bookings.com but must be …

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Mugabe praises SA’s Zimbabwean Special Permit

According to news reports on Thursday President Robert Mugabe thanked South Africa for "taking care" of Zimbabweans who live and work in the country and called for support for President Jacob Zuma.

Mugabe Praises SA’S Zimbabwean Special Permit

"You know that we owe you not just a gesture of thankfulness, which we must express, but we owe you that thankfulness for the tolerance there has been on the part of the govern…

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Use immigration consultants to avoid falling victim to immigration scams

Officials have confirmed that there is an unauthorised website posing as an official departmental site. It ends with govau.co while the official DIPB sites, as with all government sites in Australia, ends with gov.au.

Use Immigration Consultants To Avoid Falling Victim To Immigration Scams

Official Department of Immigration and Border Protection websites, as with all government sites in Australia, ends with gov.au.

“The fake website mimics the cu…

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Strict South African child visa rules could protect children against ISIS

A 15-year-old girl was taken off a British Airways flight in Cape Town on Sunday, after her relative’s contacted authorities reporting her disappearance from her parent’s home.

Strict South African Child Visa Rules Could Protect Children Against ISIS

A 15-year-old girl was taken off a British Airways flight in Cape Town on Sunday, after her relative’s contacted authorities reporting her disappearance from her parent’s home.

According to the Depart…

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Explaining the Australian Occupations Ceiling for Skilled Migrants

Australia welcomes skilled migrants and recent media reports confirm the value of the educated, experienced and skilled migrant to the Australian economy. Yet in an effort to protect the employment opportunities of the country’s citizen Occupation Ceilings have been employed.

Explaining The Australian Occupations Ceiling For Skilled Migrants

Essentially Occupation Ceilings translates to the maximum number of skilled migrants who will be a…

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Department of tourism proposing a delay in travel document requirements for children

Speaking to Traveller24 spokesperson for the Department of Tourism Praveen Naidoo stated that Minister Derek Hanekom’s department had requested an extension of the implementation date of this regulation.

Department Of Tourism Proposing A Delay In Travel Document Requirements For Children

Hanekom has apparently pointed out that the matter needs to be addressed urgently since the costs, time and effort expected from visitors in order to meet the requirements …

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Australia needs 250,000 new migrants a year

The study essentially warns Australian Migration of the dangers in further limiting emigration opportunities for migrants.

Australia Needs 250 000 New Migrants A Year

The report revealed that Australia needs 250,000 migrants a year to boost the economy by $1.6 trillion by 2050.

The report further found that the Australian workforce will be living longer over the next 40 years but must be prepared to work longer to mee…

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Zuma's son wants foreigners out of the country

“We need to be aware that as a country we are sitting on a ticking time bomb of them [foreigners] taking over the country.

Zumas Son Wants Foreigners Out Of The Country

"The reason why I am saying that is because some of the foreigners are working for private security companies where they have been employed for cheap labour. These companies are running away from complying with South African labour laws,” said the presi…

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Introduction to the South African Critical Skills Visa

The Immigration Act of 2002 allows for the Minister of Home Affairs to consult with the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Trade and Industry in order to identify areas of scarce, critical and special skills required by the South African economy each year. A list of professional categories and occupational classes are then identified and work permits made available.The…

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Decline in BRICS Tourism a Cause for Visa Regulation Rethink

This based on the STATS SA tourism figures for 2014, released on Tuesday, indicating that arrivals from China dropped 24.6% from 110 035 in 2013 to 82 905 in 2014, arrivals from India dropped 8.4% from 93 583 to 85 639, and arrivals from Brazil dropped 14.6% from 45 813 to 39 082.

Decline In BRICS Tourism A Cause For Visa Regulation Rethink

Vos writes: “It is clear that the visa regulations requiring in-person applications have devas…

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Quebec Announces Allocation for Skilled Worker Program

The cap for the most recent application cycle, which was filled within four months between April 1 and July 30, 2014, was 6,500. New rules regarding the intake of and processing of new applications for the QSWP were expected to be announced by April 1, 2015. While the government of Quebec has announced that the new regulations will be in effect for the period April 1, 2015…

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No ruling as yet on constitutionality of immigration laws

This follows the department’s application to appeal a Western Cape High Court’s decision granting temporary relief that two families separated by the new immigration regulation be allowed re-entry into the country. Brent Johnson and Cherene Delore were separated from their foreign spouses after they were declared “undesirable” and could not enter South Africa. Delore’s Z…

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The Portuguese Residents’ Investors’ visa programme: The key to Europe

The Portuguese Residents’ Investors’ visa programme: The key to Europe

The Portuguese Residents’ Investors’ Visa Programme

The European Schengen Area which includes:

Czech Republic

Holders of this visa can transit and enjoy free movement in …

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Is emigration for you?

Some prospective emigrants claim South Africa’s crime situation, providing better opportunities for their children or earning a better salary in an economy in a stronger currency.

Is Emigration For You

But is immigration the right choice for everyone? Is the grass always greener in another country?

Click here to find if you qualify for an Australian or Canadian Immigration visas!

There are a numb…

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Final Zimbabwean Special Permit deadline looming

Mr Gigaba told reporters at a VFS Global centre in Johannesburg that the process of regularising the stay of thousands of Zimbabweans living, studying and working in SA was moving smoothly, with shorter queues and a reduced likelihood of bribery and corruption than in 2010 during the DZP process.

Final Zimbabwean Special Permit Deadline Looming

The Zimbabwe Special Permit is given to Zimbabweans who hold the DZP permit an…

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Everything you need to know about immigrating to Canada

Speaking to one of the trained immigration consultants at New World Immigration would be your first step in the right direction. Working with you the team at NWI will help you decide which immigration program will work best for you and your family. Immigration is a complicated process and having good solid advice and access to the services offered by NWI will certainly hel…

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