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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.

Using your South African Investment Allowance to gain American Residency

Did you know that you can invest up to R10 million a year off shore?  Did you know that this offshore investment could be applied towards a guaranteed American Green Card and permanent American residency for both you and your immediate family? South Africans can participate in the USA’s EB-5 program that, through investment in American construction projects, leads to Am…

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Canada 5th and SA 48th on Forbes Countries for Global Business List

Forbes recently released the outcome of their Global Exchange Index (GEI) which placed Canada in a very strong 5th overall position – improving its standing from last year’s 7th position. The GEI is a tool used by investors, entrepreneurs and global travelers which help them decide where to put their money. Countries are then ranked based on its outcome and it is pretty s…

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These are the visa-related changes Home Affairs made

Last week we published an article announcing the planned visa and immigration related changes announced by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP.  The announcement has, in general, been welcomed across the board with industries like Tourism saying it is a positive step.  Below is a more detailed statement issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs.…

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Canada is En Route to meet 2018 Immigration Target of 310 000 new Permanent Residents

The most recent Canadian Express Entry draw saw 3500 prospective migrants from all over the world being invited to apply for their Canadian Permanent Residency.  If successful this will mean that they will be able to live and work in Canada. The Express Entry draw, which took place on 19 September, invited applicants with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of …

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South Australia may consider fast-track visas for skilled migrants

Work visas applications of qualifying skilled migrants, wanting to immigrate to regional South Australia, will receive priority treatment and fast-tracked processing times if Australia’s Trade Minister, David Ridgway, get his way. In what is considered great news for would be migrants, the move will address South Australia’s stagnant population figure and will encourage…

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Entrepreneurs, ever dreamed about moving to France? No? Well you should

The French Start-up Talent visa is a program that allows foreign nationals, who meet the criteria, to obtain a French visa in as little 60 days! This visa is designed to encourage foreign start-ups to expand their business to France and invites various patrons of the start-up ecosystem to establish themselves in the country. It’s an easier way to get a four-year visa for …

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South Africa: Gigaba reveals new relaxed visa rules

Big news just in is that South Africa’s visa regulations will soon be relaxed in an effort to facilitate business and tourism. Announced in a press conference today the requirements for foreign minors travelling to South Africa are to be simplified, a visa waiver for certain countries are on the books and Indian and Chinese travelers will be able to apply for a simplifi…

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More than half of Australia’s Engineers were sourced overseas

More than half of the engineers currently employed by the Australian government and private companies are migrants.  Australia relies heavily on offshore talent as they battle to supply enough of their own Engineering graduates to meet the needs of their booming AUD $100 billion construct industry. A recent article published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation sa…

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Top questions and answers about immigrating to Canada

If you are in the process of considering living and working in Canada, you might have a few questions.  It is probably one of the biggest decisions a person can make in their lives and being informed helps you make the best decision for you and your family.  We took a look at the most frequently asked Canada immigration questions. What do I need to live and work in Cana…

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Construction Project Managers Australia: They need Qualifications and Experience

As the Australian construction industry continues to show year on year growth the need to staff new and existing projects with suitable candidates also grows.  Being unable to find enough qualifying applicants locally Australian construction giants are turning their attention beyond Australia’s borders to finding the talent they need.  With Construction Project Managers…

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