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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.

Applying for a Permanent Residency Permit for South Africa

Applying for a Permanent Residency Permit for South Africa Have you decided to apply for Permanent Residency in South Africa? Do you know what the requirements and criteria are? Did you know that there are various ways to apply for your South African Permanent Residency? New World Immigration has had years of experience and can help you with this complicated process whi…

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Tourism Business Council hopes to meet with Minister of Home Affairs to discuss visa concerns

Tourism Business Council hopes to meet with Minister of Home Affairs to discuss visa concerns By Estelle Vosloo Tourism Business Council said that they are awaiting further decisions after a meeting between to South African members of Cabinet Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom and Minister of Home Affairs met last week. The meeting was said to hopefully produce potenti…

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Engineers needed in South Africa!

Engineers needed in South Africa! The Department of Home Affairs has recently introduced the Critical Skills Visa to invite highly skilled applicants to fill certain occupations that are in high demand and impossible to recruit within the local South African labour market. Which Engineers are needed in South Africa? • Energy Engineer• Metallurgical Engineer• Chemica…

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Renewing your South African Temporary Long Stay Visa

Renewing your South African Temporary Long Stay Visa Most South African long stay temporary visas can be renewed, but the Intra-Company Visa and the Corporate Visa may not be renewed. The Holder of a Corporate Visa may not apply for a change of status in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs requires all applicant’s to submit an application for a renewal at least…

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How to certify a document!

How to certify a document When applying for a specific South African Visa, the Department of Home Affairs and South African Embassies often requests certain documents to be certified as a true copy of the original. More than often the Department of Home Affairs and South African Embassies refuse to accept applications that include any copied documents that are not cert…

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Welcome to South Africa! A new report shows exactly how many South African visas were issued to foreign nationals in 2013.

Welcome to South Africa! A new report shows exactly how many South African visas were issued to foreign nationals in 2013. By Estelle Vosloo Besides South Africa’s neighbour Zimbabwe, many other migrants are flocking to South African shores. A report published in the Mail and Guardian earlier this month revealed the interesting statistics for who now calls South Africa…

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Are you getting married to a South African?

Are you getting married to a South African? New to South Africa? Read more about South African Spousal Permits. Also note that you are permitted to continue using your life partner visa even when you are legally married. You are required to apply for the spousal visa when your life partner visa expires. So what documents is required to get married? • Identity documen…

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Have you fallen in love with an Australian? Find out what you need to know to be considered for an Australian Spousal visa.

Have you fallen in love with an Australian? Find out what you need to know to be considered for an Australian Spousal visa. So you have fallen in love with an Australian and are planning to join them in Australia on a Spousal Visa? Not so fast, are you sure that you know what will be expected of you in terms of qualifying for an Australian Spousal Visa? Did you know tha…

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Are you part of a multi-national company? Would your company like to expand or establish a branch in South Africa?

Are you part of a multi-national company? Would your company like to expand or establish a branch in South Africa? Are you thinking of expanding or establishing a branch in South Africa? If yes, then setting up a branch in South Africa can end up being a laborious task. South African legislation and regulations are subject to change without notice at any given time and …

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The United States believes that Africa is the market place of the future.

The United States believes that Africa is the market place of the future. By Estelle Vosloo According to the Secretary of United States South Africa and Africa could become one of their most important trading partners for the US but Africa as a whole must be prepared to face the challenge. Challenges will include addressing the urgent skills shortages in these countri…

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What you need to know about the South African Critical Skills visa

What you need to know about the South African Critical Skills visa South Africa’s visa system allows for various options that might help your visa application process – but only if you apply for the correct visa! If you qualify for one of the specialized visas you might fast track both your visa application process and perhaps even your permanent residency in South Afr…

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Applying for working rights to complete practical training whilst using a Study Visa

Applying for working rights to complete practical training whilst using a Study Visa Do you need to complete your practical training in order to obtain your diploma or bachelors degree? Not sure which visa to apply for? Each and every week our consultants receive tons of enquiries requesting a call back to assist foreign students in applying for a work visa to complet…

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The US says that it is good doing business with South Africa. Find out how you can do it too.

The US says that it is good doing business with South Africa. Find out how you can do it too. By: Estelle Vosloo According to the American Chamber of Commerce, South Africa seems to be a good market for American producers with more than $3.6 billion worth of American produced goods produced in 2013 made it to South African shores. If you have considered investing in S…

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Applying for a South African Visit Visa

Applying for a South African Visit Visa The first step is to determine whether you need to apply for a South African Visit Visa (Tourist Visa) or whether you are visa exempt. (See Countries Exempt from South African Visas). What are the requirements for a South African Visit Visa? • Passport • Sufficient funds for the duration of your trip in South Africa • Confirma…

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Planning on walking the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz?

Planning on walking the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz? We got in touch with expats living in Australia and they shared their top tips and thoughts about the initial adjustment to life in Australia as a migrant. Make use of a good immigration agent. It is money well spent while buying you the certainty that your visa application is being handled correctly and that…

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2 ways your foreign Spouse/Life partner may join you in South Africa

2 ways your foreign spouse/ life partner may join you in South Africa! On a yearly basis, many South Africans fall in love with foreign citizens. Today’s technology has allowed soul mates to find or discover each other in different parts of the world. The reality of getting your spouse or life Partner to South Africa can end up being a nightmare if you are not well info…

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South African Work Visa Guide for Employers & Human Resource Departments 2014-2015

South African Work Visa Guide for Employers & Human Resource Departments 2014-2015 Applying for any visa can be a rather traumatic experience, especially if you are trying to do it by yourself. The seemingly endless documentation that you are required to obtain and the not so efficient service can leave you drained. This is one of the main reasons why you should see…

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What is Biometric Data and how do you make sure you comply?

What is Biometric Data and how do you make sure you comply? By Estelle Vosloo In July this year the South African Department of Home Affairs embarked on the new biometric data system. This system, which with the support of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, has been fast tracked and will involve fingerprinting and facial recognition technology. Last week Gigaba said…

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Zimbabweans’ on edge as SA Department of Home Affairs awaits Cabinet’s permit decision

Zimbabweans’ on edge as SA Department of Home Affairs awaits Cabinet’s permit decision By Estelle Vosloo The South African Department of Home Affairs, under the leadership of Minister Malusi Gigaba, have not yet reached a decision regarding the expiration of the special dispensation permits issued to Zimbabweans living in South Africa four years ago. According to pres…

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5 easy tips to successfully submit your South African Visa application

5 easy tips to successfully submit your South African Visa application Submitting your application for a South African Temporary Long Stay Visa can be a painful experience and intricate one too. The frustrating part of attempting to submit your application is being turned away due to missing documentation or providing incorrect documents etc. This can potentially lead t…

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