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Can I apply for Permanent Residency using a Student Visa?

Can I apply for Permanent Residency using a Student Visa? This is a popular question asked by many students using a student visa in South Africa who are completing their studies at an education institution and looking to obtain permanent residency to continue living in SA. The new regulations have now made provision for certain students in South Africa studying towards…

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Assessing your qualifications to secure employment in South Africa

Assessing your qualifications to secure employment in South Africa! If you have recently moved to South Africa or thinking about moving, then this article will guide you in assessing your qualifications. Before you start working in South Africa, you would need to assess your qualifications to see whether they are on par with South African standards. The first step in th…

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5 ways to avoid South African Visa Denials.

5 ways to avoid South African Visa Denials When you submit your application to the South African Embassy or Department of Home Affairs and all documents are reviewed, the case office either approves or denies it based on the South African Immigration regulations of 2014. There are numerous reasons why your visa application may have been denied. When a visa is denied, t…

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Australia Migrant News: Census results shows 26% of the Australian population are expats.

Australia Migrant News: Census results shows 26% of the Australian population are expats. Recent census shows that as many as 26% of the Australian population is foreign born migrants. The data also tells migrants where fellow expats like to settle in Australia. Perhaps there is merit in know your foreign neighbour chose that area for a reason. Most of Australia’s migr…

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Zimbabweans anxiously await the outcome of government talks over special dispensation visas.

Zimbabweans anxiously await the outcome of government talks over special dispensation visas.   The media in Zimbabwe is this week reporting that more than a quarter of a million of their country kinsmen who are registered to live and work in the republic and are waiting to hear their fate amidst speculations that their special dispensation visa may not be renewed. South…

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Planning on travelling outside SA borders with your children? Make sure you read this

Planning on travelling outside SA borders with your children? Make sure you read this.   By Estelle Vosloo Are you planning on travelling overseas with your children? Perhaps you would like to visit family in other parts of the world or maybe it is that trip to Disneyland you have been saving for. If you are planning to travel for 2 hours or 20 it is prudent to make sur…

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New “Processing Times” for South African Visas according to DHA

New “Processing Times” for South African Visas according to DHA According to the Department of Home Affairs new submission centres, they are committed to speeding up the processing times of South African Visas. Below are the new processing times for each respective visa; South African Work Visa; Critical Skills Visa – 4-6 weeks processing General Work Visa – 4-6 we…

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Life in South Africa

Life in South Africa Immigrating to South Africa is a BIG STEP and something that needs to be planned well in advance. Investing time in research about South Africa in the long run will definitely pay off for you and your family. The following steps will prepare you and your family in building your new lives in South Africa. Enter South Africa with the correct temporar…

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South African Medical and Radiology Visa Forms

South African Medical and Radiology Visa Forms The Department of Home Affairs requires all persons applying for a South African Temporary Visa which exceeds 3 months to submit a Medical and Radiology report. What is the purpose of these forms? The purpose of the medical and radiology forms is to determine whether an applicant is inadmissible to South Africa based on t…

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Home Affairs to fast-track biometric data capturing

Home Affairs to fast-track biometric data capturing Reported on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 South Africa Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba said that while the contentious new visa regulations will be strictly enforced, the Department will do everything in its power to ensure that more upheaval is avoided. Speaking at a press conference the minister confirmed that ther…

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Are you ready to apply for your South Permanent Residency?

Are you ready to apply for your South Permanent Residency? Have you decided to commit to living in South Africa? Then you might be starting to think about obtaining a Permanent Residency Visa, but what are your options? Foreigners living in South Africa have a few options available to them that would help them qualify to apply for a residency visa (permit). One way is…

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A list of yellow fever countries 2014-2015

A list of yellow fever countries 2014-2015 Each and every person entering South Africa who has travelled from a yellow fever risk country should provide a yellow fever certificate which shows proof of vaccination. The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for 10 years, but most importantly must be approved by the World Health Organization and you should receive…

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How to apply for a South African Accompanying Spouse Dependent Visa

How to apply for a South African Accompanying Spouse Dependent Visa Do you have a husband/wife currently working or studying in South Africa? Would you like to join them in South Africa? The new immigration regulations have now made it possible for accompanying spouses and children to accompany the principal holder of the following temporary residence visas; Retire…

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Invitation letter for a South African Business Visa

Invitation letter for a South African Business Visa Usually when applying for a business visa, we do require the host company to draft an invitation letter which is addressed to the responsible South African Embassy abroad at which you applying at. It is important to note that your invitation letter should be direct and straight to the point. Your invitation letter sho…

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Understanding an Australian Business Innovation and Investment visa

Understanding an Australian Business Innovation and Investment visa. Have you decided to expand your business, or are you planning to purchase an existing Australian business? Making a move to Australia is an ever popular decision of many South African companies. In July 2014 South African owned retailer Woolworths also placed their trust in the Australian economy by p…

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Request a FREE VISA CONSULTATION with New World Immigration

Request a FREE VISA CONSULTATION with New World Immigration! The most important step towards securing a visa in South Africa is qualifying for the correct visa to suit your needs. South Africa offers so many visa options to choose from and it is vital to know which visa you best qualify for. New World Immigration offers all clients a FREE ASSESSMENT with a friendly con…

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What is a Biometrics System and why does Home Affairs require this?

What is a Biometrics System and why does Home Affairs require this? What is a biometrics system? The process by which a person's unique physical and other traits are detected and recorded by an electronic device or system as a means of confirming identity. - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/biometrics Why does Home Affairs require this? The reason for the Biome…

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Section 11(2) Short Term Work Visa 2014-2015

Section 11(2) Short Term Work Visa 2014-2015 Applying for a Section 11(2) Permit for South Africa The Section 11(2) Permit or Short Term Work Visa, as it’s commonly known as, was introduced to cater for individuals wanting to enter South Africa on short notice and conduct work under the visitor visa category. The applicant must demonstrate through a motivational letter…

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Get your medical visa and gain access to South Africa’s top class private medical facilities

Get your medical visa and gain access to South Africa’s top class private medical facilities South Africa is home to some of the world’s most affordable private medical care facilities in the world. Known for the excellent quality of medical professionals and the superior training of medical students, it is no surprise that many South African medical professionals were …

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Countries exempt from South African Visas

Countries exempt from South African Visas

Countries Exempt From South African Visas


Tourists with a valid passport for the following countries may stay in South Africa for a period up to 90 days which is issued at the border;

• African Union Laissez Passer
• Andorra
• Argentina
• Australia
• Austria
• Belgium
• Botswana
• Brazil
• Canada
• Chile (only ordinary passport holders)
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Ecuador
• Finl…






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