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Migrants could benefit as Australian jobs rise to surprising record

A record surge in employment calms concerns over the state of the Australian economy. New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistic says that actual employment figures surpassed optimistic expectations. A report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that employment levels were at its highest in 37 years, reported Reuters. The report revealed …

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South African Department of Home Affairs reminds travellers that the new visa rules are also applicable when travelling by sea

With only weeks before the 1 October 2014 deadline for the implementation of South Africa’s new visa regulations those planning to travel by sea are urged to ensure that their passports and other travel documentation is in order before boarding a ship – even if it is just for a holiday at sea. Speaking of the new South African travel requirements, the Mediterranean ship…

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Mechanical engineers apply for your Critical Skills Visa.

Mechanical engineers can now apply for a critical skills visa to live and work in South Africa for a period of 5 years and allowing them the option to apply for permanent residency. How to qualify for a critical skills visa: • Occupation present on the critical skills list (View List) • Register occupation with a professional body in South Africa • Foreign qualificat…

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Good news for Australian 457 visa applicants

News this week from Down Under is that applicants for the Australian 457 visa scheme will have an easier time to obtain their visas. The Australian Federal Government announced that they will be looking into ways of making it easier for Australian employers to employ migrants on the 457 visa scheme.Based on an independent report, investigating the 457 visa scheme, relea…

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Dalai Lama third-time unsuccessful in his application for a South African visa

Dalai Lama third-time unsuccessful in his application for a South African visa The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s third attempt, in five years, at applying for a South African Visa have been denied. “The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India and is at loggerheads with China over Tibet, had been hoping to join a Nobel peace conference in Cape Town next mont…

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South African Department of Home Affairs looks into deportation of Botswana national

South African Department of Home Affairs looks into deportation of Botswana national Reported today by the South African government’s news agency the South African Department of Home Affairs will be investigating the recent deportation of a Botswana national Edwin Samotse. Samotse, who is being sought by the Botswana government on murder charges, was found in Polokwane…

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Civil engineers needed in South Africa.

Civil engineers needed in South Africa. If you’re a qualified civil engineer and meet the minimum qualifying criteria, then you are needed in South Africa. Civil engineers are featured on the critical skills occupation list and therefore applicants will qualify to apply for a critical skills visa. The critical skills occupation list has specifically been drafted by the …

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The conditions for dual citizenship and how to protect your South African Citizenship status

The conditions for dual citizenship and how to protect your South African Citizenship status There are several ways to obtain South African Citizenship but what if you would like to obtain dual citizenship? To understand the process we start by looking at the South African Citizenship Act of 1995. According to this act you are a recognized South African citizen if; • …

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How Industrial engineers can apply for a Critical Skills Visa.

How Industrial engineers can apply for a Critical Skills Visa. A critical skills visa allows an applicant to live and work in South Africa for 5 years from the day that your work visa is successful. The critical skills visa allows applicants to apply for permanent residency if they are eligible. A pivotal part of the visa process is completing your registration with …

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South African builders are flourishing in Australia

South African builders are flourishing in Australia A trend towards high-rise-apartment living in Australia has been good news for several South African construction firms. According to financial results released this week reputed South African building companies like Wilson Bayley Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), Aveng and Murray and Roberts (M&R) doing business in Australia …

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Film Industry meeting with South African Department of Home Affairs about new visa regulations

Film Industry meeting with South African Department of Home Affairs about new visa regulations On 1 October 2014 the new South African visa regulations come into effect and while the tourism industry, airlines and the South African Chamber of Commerce will now be joined by the South African film industry voicing their concerns about the effects the new visa regulations …

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External auditors secure your critical skills visa.

External auditors secure your critical skills visa.   The new critical skills occupation list has been published by the Department of Home Affairs and boasts a wide range of occupations that are sought after in South Africa. Applicants who qualify will receive a 5 year Critical Skills Visa and have the option to apply for Permanent Residency. How do I qualify? • 1 x …

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How chemical scientist can secure a critical skills visa!

How chemical scientist can secure a critical skills visa! First time applicants must apply for a Critical Skills Visa in their country of residence at the responsible South African Embassy: • Applicants who live and work in South Africa using a valid temporary long stay visa can apply for a change of status in country. How does a chemical scientist qualify for a Cri…

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Remember: New travel regulations for traveling with children kicks in on 1 October

Remember: New travel regulations for traveling with children kicks in on 1 October With less than a month to go until the new visa regulations for traveling with children becomes applicable New World Immigration would like to remind you of the stipulations of the visa legislation that will require parents to produce additional documents when travelling in and out of the…

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A step by step guide to applying for your Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit

A step by step guide to applying for your Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit Zimbabweans working in South Africa can apply for their Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit at the South African Department of Home Affairs Offices as of 1 October 2014. Applications are done on line but New World Immigration’s CEO Robbie Ragless suggest that Zimbabwean applicants speak…

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Australia’s migration, on a healthy climb

Australia’s migration, on a healthy climb Recent information released by Australia Immigration paints a healthy picture for migrants to the Land Down Under. The information revealed that Australia’s migration figures will reach 246,300 migrants by the end of September. This translates to a rise of 4.5% in the number of Australian visas issued and is set to continue on t…

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Cape Town’s investment goals suffering under new visa rules says city leaders

Cape Town’s investment goals suffering under new visa rules says city leaders “We are trying to lobby for a relaxation because we won’t make (our economic plans) work without being able to access the tops skills from around the world,” so said Tim Harris, head of investment for the City of Cape Town. Speaking to the Cape Town Press club late last week Harris told media…

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South Africa needs Quantity Surveyors.

South Africa needs Quantity Surveyors. Quantity surveyors are in high demand in South Africa and the Department of Home Affairs has decided to invite all foreign applicants who qualify to apply for the Critical Skills Visa to fill the huge gap. This visa will entitle applicants to work and live in South Africa for a period of 5 years and allow the applicant to apply for…

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SA Chamber of Commerce says ‘doubtful whether new visa regulations will be effective’ but it will hurt Tourism.

SA Chamber of Commerce says ‘doubtful whether new visa regulations will be effective’ but it will hurt Tourism. The Cape Business News today reported that they doubted if the new visa regulations would be effective in dealing with the immigration crisis but it will harm the tourism industry. Speaking to the media President of the Chamber of Commerce Janine Myburgh said…

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You need only one visa to Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

You need only one visa to Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup The Australian and New Zealand Home Offices announced today that cricket fans will need only a single visa to enter both Australia and New Zealand when they visit these countries for the ICC Cricket World Cup next year. In a press release published earlier today Australia’s Deputy Minist…

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