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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.

Critical Skills Visa Requirements for Telecommunication Engineers

The Department of Home Affairs is now inviting telecommunications engineers to apply for a critical skills visa, which recently replaced the Quota and Exceptional Skills Permit. The critical skills visa entitles highly qualified telecommunications engineers to temporarily live and work in South Africa for a period of 5 years. Telecommunication engineers will be required…

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Answers to those frequently asked questions about you Australian Visitor’s Visa

If you are planning on visiting Australia on an Australian Tourist Visa keep reading. We offer some useful advice on how best to approach your visa application process. Australia is considered one of the best tourist destinations on the planet and attracts millions of tourists every year. The country offers cosmopolitan experience comparable to most Western and European…

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Have you landed that job in South Africa that you have been dreaming off?

Have you landed that job in South Africa that you have been dreaming off? Perhaps you have started looking into applying for a South African Work Visa but were left confused and unsure where to start the process. We hope this blog will help prepare you for this next big milestone in your life. As a professional immigration consultancy New World Immigration offers you th…

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Australian visa applicants urged to check their migration agent and visa costs

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border control (DIBP) has this week urged all prospective migrants and those applying for visas in the temporary visa stream to ensure that they are making use of a immigration practitioner. This warning comes on the back as cases of fraudulent immigration practitioners, exploiting unsuspecting visa applicants, are being expo…

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Ships Engineers invited to apply for the new South African critical work visa!

Ships Engineers are desperately needed in South Africa as per the critical skills occupation list recently published by the Department of Home Affairs. The new critical skills visa introduced by the Department of Home Affairs in May 2014, replaced the ever popular Quota Permit and Exceptional Skills Permit. This means that foreign applicants may no longer apply for a Qu…

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No immediate action planned against Kya Sands illegal immigrants

The South African department of Home Affairs said earlier this week that they are not planning any immediate action against illegal immigrants living in Johannesburg’s Kya Sands reports Eyewitness News. After a devastating fire left more than 2000 people homeless on Thursday, Department of Home Affairs Officials visited the settlement west of Johannesburg on Monday. The…

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Australian Significant Investor visa news: Australia could be getting tougher on their visa requirements

Reported late last week it is expected that the Australian Federal Government could be getting tougher with their visa requirements in the Significant Investor Visa stream. A new report, commissioned by the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee, said it expected Australia would react to recent political and economic developments by tightening the screws on thi…

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Research and Development Manager - Critical Skills Visa South Africa

In South Africa, certain skills are classified as a critical skill by the Department of Home Affairs. Applicants who possess such skills and qualifications may apply for a critical skills visa which entitles them to legally live and work in the Republic for 5 years. What are the requirements for a critical skills visa? - Proof that applicant falls within the critical s…

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Get your residency permit when you buy property in Portugal

The situation, which left many countries bankrupt, and in desperate need of bailouts hit EU countries such as Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Latvia and Spain in 2009. These countries and Portugal in particular, have now designed an effective way of attracting foreign investment into the country. Buying property in Portugal entitles you to a Portuguese residency permit.…

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Quality systems manager - Critical Skills Visa South Africa

A quality systems manager who has a formal qualifications and at least 3 years work experience can apply for a critical skills visa. The South African government implemented the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa. The key element of this initiative is to recruit highly skilled foreigner. Quality systems managers who qualify may apply for a critica…

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Production/Operations Manager - Critical Skills Visa South Africa

If you’re a production/operations manager, then your occupation is currently in high demand in South Africa. Production/operations manager is featured on the critical skills occupation list. (View critical skills occupation list). Productions/operations manager’s job description: - Plans, organises, directs and controls the manufacturing activities of an organisation i…

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Mining Engineers - Critical Skills Visa South Africa

If you’re a highly qualified mining engineer then you stand a good chance of being eligible for a critical skills visa which allows you to immigrate to South Africa without the requirement of having a job offer. The critical skills visa entitles applicants to: - Seek employment in South Africa for a period of 12 months (No job offer needed) - Live and work in South Af…

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Zimbabweans report glitches in ZSP permit system

Zimbabweans have reported that they have had to struggle with service of their online applications for the Zimbabwe Special Permit. While the South African Department of Home Affairs told many Zimbabweans that as of 1 October they could submit online applications for the Zimbabwe Special Permit only a few of the 245 000 eligible migrants were able to do so. Complaints …

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Mechanical Engineers - Critical Skills Visa South Africa

New World Immigration is currently looking for highly qualified foreign mechanical engineers who would love to live and work in South Africa for 5 years with the option to apply for permanent residence. Our friendly consultants are on standby to assist you with your enquiry and to discuss your eligibility. Mechanical engineers must work in South Africa under this occupatio…

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The South African Passport ranks third on the continent

Based on a recent survey the African continent should improve its visa standing to benefit potential tourism. The survey conducted by Henley & Partners focussed on countries with visa restrictions and those who offer visa free entry to a number of countries – thereby boosting ease of access to those countries and ultimately benefiting their economies. “The Index is …

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Everything you need to know about the South African Relatives Visa

New World immigration is a South African visa specialist who assists foreign citizens with the visa applications and keeps applicants informed for their visa application progress with the South African Department of Home Affairs, while offering critical advice to applicants. One of the most commonly applied for South African visas is the Relatives Visa which can be brok…

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Materials Engineer - Critical Skills Visa South Africa

New World Immigration is currently seeking highly qualified materials engineers who would like to live and work in South Africa under this specific occupational category. The critical skills visa provides the principal applicant the opportunity to live and work in South Africa for a period of 5 years, provided the principal applicant secures employment within 12 months …

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Why choose immigrating to Australia? We give you four good reasons.

Australia is not known as ‘the Lucky Country’ for nothing a combination of good governance, top quality infrastructure and a good dose of enthusiasm has ensured this, relatively young, country’s international success. As part of the Commonwealth and is quickly becoming a strong candidate for one of the world’s super powers. Cities like Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and P…

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We answer frequently asked questions about the South African Permanent Residency application process

Congratulations! You have probably made the decision to apply for permanent residency in South Africa. Now you need to get the ball rolling and the best way of setting you on your way to holding a Permanent Residency visa in your hand is to make sure you are well informed and that you take the correct steps in the application process. Applying for a South African Perman…

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Manufacturing Managers needed in South Africa

Are you a qualified manufacturing manager and thinking of immigrating to South Africa? If yes, then you came to the right place. Manufacturing managers are in high demand in South Africa and has been recently listed as a critical skill. Try out our new free no obligation visa assessment to find out if you’re eligible to apply for a critical skills visa for South Africa!…

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