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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.

Countries exempt from SA Visas

Have you ever wanted to travel to beautiful South Africa and weren’t sure if you would require a visa or not? Have you wondered what the country’s visa exception conditions are? New World Immigration has looked at the South African Department of Home Affairs’ website and here is all the information you need! Countries excepted from visas are listed, but make sure you al…

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How immigration has impacted Australia

A report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics highlights how the Australian society has changed over 200 years and it reveals that the face of modern-day Australia has been shaped by the country’s migrant population. Here are the facts, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. • Since Federation in 1901, Australia’s population has increased over five fold, g…

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Electronics Engineer in high demand (SA)

Qualified electronic engineers are in high demand and classified as a scarce skill in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs has recently introduced the critical skills visa to attract highly skilled applicants to fill the huge gap of skill shortages in South Africa. (View Critical Skills Occupation List) The critical skills visa allows an applicant to live and wo…

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Australia to overhaul their 457 Temporary Work Visa system

New World Immigration came upon a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, published this week, which once again reminds migrants why it is in their own best interest to be very serious about the research done before migrating to any country but in particular to Australia. Migrants should make sure they are up to date with all the news available about the Australian visa sy…

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Fourteen Nobel Peace Prize winners plead with South African government to grant the Dalai Lama’s visa

Reported in the Time Live fourteen Nobel Peace Prize winners have sent an open letter to South African president Jacobs Zuma requesting the government to re-consider the decision not to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa.   The Dalai Lama is one of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates who have been invited to attend a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Cape Town …

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Electrical installation inspector in high demand (SA)

South Africa needs electrical installation inspectors to live and work in South Africa. If you are a qualified electrical installation inspector (listed on the critical skills occupation list), then your occupation is in high demand. Find out if you qualify for a critical skills visa! Advantages in applying for a critical skills visa: • The critical skills visa requ…

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7 Australian universities make it onto annual university rankings, you could study there too!

If you have considered studying in Australia you would not be making a mistake. Earlier this week when the annual QS rankings were announced 7 of Australia’s 43 universities and tertiary educational institutions made it onto the list of top 100 universities in the world for 2014/2015. More than 22123 universities were in the running for this list and ranking under the top …

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High court hears South African Department of Home Affairs officials should be charged with attempted murder

South African Department of Home Affairs who deported a Botswana national accused of murder in his home country was attacked in the Pretoria High Court yesterday. In a case New World Immigration reported on earlier this month, a Botswana national accused of murder, Edwin Samatose was deported to Botswana from a Polokwane prison last month. This came despite attempts to dr…

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Australia reached its target of attracting 190,000 migrants

Australia announced this week that the 190,000 target, set by the Australian Federal Government, in attracting new migrants during the past financial year had been achieved. Data released by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection revealed that the Australian economy, industry and society had benefited by 128,550 permanent migration visas, under t…

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AfriForum wants South African immigration rules review

AfriForum said that while they welcomed Wednesday’s announcement by the South African Department of Home affairs on the implementation of the new South African Travel and Immigration rules, they said that the country’s immigration rules needed to be reviewed. The organisation suggested that and overall review, focusing not only on human trafficking, but should include t…

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Media Briefing: Free ZSP Assessment for all Zimbabweans!

The Department of Home Affairs has recently announced that all DZP holders must now apply for the new ZSP visa to continue living and working in South Africa. The new ZSP visa will be valid for a period of 3 years, will cost R800 and will allow Zimbabweans to either work, study or conduct a business in South Africa. Our friendly consultants over the last 3 weeks receive…

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Are you a qualified electrical engineer?

Electrical engineers who wish to live and work in South Africa can now qualify for a critical skills visa with the option to apply for permanent residency. The critical skills visa allows applicants the opportunity to search for employment in South Africa for a period of 12 months, so no job offer is needed to apply for this work visa. In addition to this, the critical ski…

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Using an accredited immigration consultant could save you a lot of heartache

Using an accredited immigration consultant is vital when considering applying for both your South African and Australian visa. An unlawful immigration consultant submitting the wrong or fraudulent visa could result in the applicant being deported and the consultant could be fined or even serve jail time while you are left high and dry. A case study which recently came …

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Retiring, consider Australia as one of the world’s best retirement spots

Australia is considered one of the 6 best countries to retire to. Besides being consistently voted the happiest country in the world, Australia also offers the perfect setting for retirees. We took a look at what the land Down Under offers retirees and how to go about retiring in Australia. Perhaps you have already decided to retire in a foreign country, but have you c…

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Announcement: Child traveling regulations on hold says South African Department of Home Affairs

After weeks of meetings and requests by various traveling industry role players, including airlines, hotels, tourism, immigration agencies and travellers to and from the South African can heave a sigh of relief. Announced today by South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, some of South Africa’s new travel regulations have been placed on hold until June 2015.…

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Why South African business should investigate establishing themselves in Australia

Political and financial upheaval and instability in South Africa has resulted in another South African company investing in Australia by establishing their company Down Under. More and more South African companies are making the move to Australia through investing in the country by establishing an Australian arm to their South African based businesses. South Africa’s l…

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Task team to investigate Department of Home Affairs’ new visa regulations

On Friday South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed in a press statement that a task team has been assembled to carry out an inquest into the implementation of the country’s new visa and travel regulations. Moneyweb reported Gigaba as saying that, "In many instances we have engaged with many people who had specific concerns about the regula…

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South Africa needs chemical engineers!

Are you a qualified chemical engineer who would like to apply for temporary residence visa and permanent residency in South Africa?   New World Immigration can assist you in securing your temporary residence visa (critical skills visa) which may directly lead to permanent residency if you are eligible. The Department of Home Affairs recently published the critical skills…

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South Africa welcomes metallurgical engineers.

If you’re a qualified metallurgical engineer, then South Africa needs you. The Department of Home Affairs has recently introduced the critical skills list for South Africa to fill the huge gap of skill shortages. The critical skills list allows applicants who qualify to apply for a critical skills visa based on their qualifications. Try our free assessment to see if you…

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Make use of a professional immigration consultant advises lawyers

After the South African Department of Home Affairs announced the country’s tight new immigration regulations many foreign citizens living in South Africa or with family in South Africa have faced numerous immigration related issues, causing havoc in their personal lives. New World Immigration has reported on a number of these cases and the latest involves British nation…

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