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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.

Are you ready to study at one of South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions?

Are you ready to study at one of South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions? South Africa is known for offering local and international students some of the best universities on the continent. The University of Cape Town ranks at number 145 of all universities on the globe. This is an astonishing achievement for a country often overlooked for the high calibre of the t…

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South African Department of Home Affairs: Moving in the right direction

South African Department of Home Affairs: Moving in the right direction By Estelle Vosloo The South African Department of Home Affairs have been beaten and battered in recent weeks since the implementation of the new travel and visa regulations – which have been the subject of much media coverage. While implementing a brand new system, which has been spearheaded by ne…

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What you need to know about Australia’s Permanent Residency Permit

What you need to know about Australia’s Permanent Residency Permit Australia might be notorious for their tight border control and strict immigration requirements, but this has been one of their traditionally successful ways of ensuring their country’s dramatic growth and expansion into one of the leading 1st world countries – the only one in the southern hemisphere. A…

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Adding Working Rights to a Life Partner / Spouse Visa for South Africa

Adding Working Rights to a Life Partner / Spouse Visa for South Africa A spousal visa is for couples who are married with one partner being a South African Citizen or Permanent Resident. A Life Partner visa is for couples who are in a relationship, but not married. The spousal permit falls under the Relatives Permit category. Read more about adding Spouse Visa Working …

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How to apply for your South African Police Clearance Certificate

How to apply for your South African Police Clearance Certificate When applying for a police clearance certificate in South Africa the applicant is required to provide a full set of fingerprints preferably done at the nearest local police station. Your fingerprints will be taken then sent to Pretoria to be analyzed and once this has been completed your police clearance c…

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If you are planning on retiring in Australia and haven’t applied for your visa yet, read this.

If you are planning on retiring in Australia and haven’t applied for your visa yet, read this. Are completely financial independent and older than 55-years-old? Have you considered the possibility of retiring in Australia? Australia features high on the Forbes list of best countries to retire to. Australia is not only the home of the koala, the kangaroo but could also …

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Do you have relatives living outside South Africa wanting to join you? Here’s what you need to know about a Relatives Visa.

Do you have relatives living outside South Africa wanting to join you? Here’s what you need to know about a Relatives Visa. If you have relatives living outside South Africa they might qualify for a South African Relatives visa. It is possible for your family to join you in South Africa if they qualify for the appropriate visa. A relative visa is only available to memb…

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American Volunteer harassed at South African border post

American Volunteer harassed at South African border post By Estelle Vosloo An American citizen volunteering in Cape Town has said that he had been the victim of heavy handed South African immigration officials at a Cape Town station on Monday afternoon. Elaine Cleary, who had been doing volunteer work in the South African township Masiphumelele with five other America…

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Are you thinking of immigrating to South Africa?

Are you thinking of immigrating to South Africa? South Africa has become a popular and attractive destination for people from all sorts of places across the world to live and work in the Republic of South Africa. Immigrating to South Africa is not the easiest task at hand and planning your BIG MOVE well in advance is the best route to simplifying your immigration and av…

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All current holders of Quota work permit who are required to submit annual reports as a condition of their permit are advised to follow the procedure mentioned below:

All current holders of Quota work permit who are required to submit annual reports as a condition of their permit are advised to follow the procedure mentioned below: 1. Previously the client would approach the regional office of Home Affairs and submit the required documents as part of their reporting. With the repealing of the Quota work permit this function has not b…

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Biometric identification to be implemented by South African Department of Home Affairs

Biometric identification to be implemented by South African Department of Home Affairs By Estelle Vosloo As of July 2014 biometric identification techniques will be employed at all South African border posts. This will include facial recognition based on passport and identifications documents as well as finger printing. While facial recognition has long been employed …

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Announcement: New Capital Contributions affecting those applying for Business Visas in South Africa

Announcement: New Capital Contributions affecting those applying for Business Visas in South Africa When applying for a Business Visa in South Africa there are a few things to take care of besides making sure that your business is registered at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and with the South African Revenue Services. All business owners exp…

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How US citizens can apply for a police clearance certificate 2014-2015

How US citizens can apply for a police clearance certificate 2014-2015 All US citizens applying for a temporary residence long stay visa or permanent residency in South Africa should include a police clearance certificate when submitting their application to the Department of Home Affairs. Please note that state certificates are not accepted and all US citizens should a…

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New World Immigration Corporate Solution

New World Immigration Corporate Solution   We are a visa facilitation company. People immigrate to South Africa daily. We bridge the gap between the government and the people wanting to live and work in South Africa. Failure and rejection rates are high, which means loss of income. The dominant reason for this loss is lack of knowledge-specifically on immigration legi…

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New Requirements for South African Business Visa 2014-2015

New Requirements for South African Business Visa 2014-2015 The Department of Home Affairs has eventually decided to publish the long awaited business visa requirements needed to start a business in South Africa. The newly published gazette reveals the set required amount to invest in a new or existing business, lists of businesses that qualify for a capital waiver and l…

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Want to volunteer in South Africa? Find out how to get your visa.

Want to volunteer in South Africa? Find out how to get your visa. South Africa is a country recovering from many inequalities and large rural areas left behind by development. People in these areas need more help than there might be available in some parts of the country and therefore our non-profit organizations, charities, churches and so on are always welcoming the s…

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Want to linger a little longer in SA? Here’s what you need to know about extending your visa.

Want to linger a little longer in SA? Here’s what you need to know about extending your visa. Are you in South Africa for business or perhaps medical treatment that will be taking a little longer than you expected? Or have you fallen in love with this beautiful country and would like to see a bit more of it? If this is the case, you would have to apply for a visa extens…

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What you need to know about the Student Visa 2014-2015

What you need to know about the Student Visa 2014-2015 There have been many significant changes to the student visa, but however this does not affect your status if you currently hold a valid student visa in South Africa. If your student visa is up for renewal, please be aware of the following changes to the student visa; • Student visas will only be issued to foreign …

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'Your first months in Australia will be hard, but it's worth it'

'Your first months in Australia will be hard, but it's worth it' By Estelle Vosloo Expat Robert Killian tells the story of how he, his wife and daughter adjusted to life in Australia. Robert and his wife Kay moved to Brisbane, Australia. He offered some valuable insight and good advice about how to adjust to the Australian life-style.Robert and his family chose to mov…

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Part 3 final: DA letter about South Africa Department of Home Affairs’ new immigration act.

Part 3 final: DA letter about South Africa Department of Home Affairs’ new immigration act. By Estelle Vosloo For the past week New World Immigration has been focussing on a letter written by Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille regarding the events surrounding the new immigration laws. Premier Zille spoke in the first two parts of her open…

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