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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.

Home Affairs says they are ready to deal with the Immigration Act problems

Home Affairs says they are ready to deal with the Immigration Act problems. By Estelle Vosloo On Friday the South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba said that his department is now ready to deal with the challenges and ‘un-intended’ consequences of the country’s new immigration act which was imposed six weeks ago. New World Immigration has in the past few …

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SAQA Accredited Authorities

Name of Institution Contact Person Postal Address Contact Details AGRISETA Mr Jerry Madiba P.O. Box 26024 Tel: (012) 301 5600 Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority (CEO) ARCADIA Fax: (012) 325 1671Tel: (012) 301 5625   jerry@agriseta.co.za 7 Fax: 086 556 5583   Mr Fanny Phetla       (Quality Assurance Manager)  …

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Top 10 Reasons; Why you need to apply for a Critical Skills Visa

Top 10 Reasons Why you need to apply for a Critical Skills Visa As we all know, the Department of Home Affairs has recently decided to combine the ever so popular “Quota Permit” and “Exceptional Skills Permit” to form the new Critical Skills Visa. This means that the “Quota Permit” and Exceptional Skills Permit” no longer exists which means future applications would be …

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Home Affairs immigration official risks job to protect British National

by Estelle Vosloo While the Department of Home Affairs opens themselves up to legal action, one everyday hero places discretion ahead of red tape. When one of New World Immigration’s clients, who had to travel between the United Kingdom and South Africa last week, entered passport control at OR Tambo International Airport he faced being banned from South Africa for at le…

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Immigrants take mass action against the South African Department of Home Affairs

Immigrants take mass action against the South African Department of Home Affairs. By Estelle Vosloo A six week long battle for immigrants in South Africa, affected by newest immigration and visa legislation, has culminated in what can only be described as a mass action lawsuit. Now a five-year-old girl has also been declared an ‘undesirable’. Almost 1000 immigrants ha…

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Is VFS Global the best candidate for dealing with South African visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs?

Is VFS Global the best candidate for dealing with South African visas on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs? New World Immigration is coming to the rescue of more and more foreigners being mistreated by VFS Global. This agency was appointed by the Department of Home Affairs to handle all the administrative functions involved with various South African visas while…

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Zimbabweans Ride Critical Skills Wave

Zimbabweans Ride Critical Skills Wave Since the new immigration regulations has been brought into effect, many Zimbabweans making use of the DZP visa have been left in the dark about the renewal process and whether the Department of Home Affairs are likely to renew it. Earlier this year, former Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor has announced that DZP holders would…

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Is a Corporate Visa right for your company’s employment needs?

Is a Corporate Visa right for your company’s employment needs? An employer wishing to employ a number of skilled, semiskilled or unskilled foreign employees would require a Corporate Visa to ensure that their employees are legally compliant with the conditions as set out by the South African labour laws. A corporate visa will not be granted unless both a detailed job d…

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What you need to know about the South African Volunteer Visa

What you need to know about the South African Volunteer Visa South Africa is a country that often relies on the work by volunteers and offers many opportunities to do so! Once you have applied for a volunteer position through a recognized volunteer placement programme you can apply for a volunteer visa. To qualify for this visa you would be required to work without rem…

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Western Cape High Court ends families’ separation ordeal

Western Cape High Court ends families’ separation ordeal By Estelle Vosloo Two families who had appealed against the South African Department of Home Affairs’ ruling to deny their spouses access to the country for the next five years had finally been overruled and suspended by the Western Cape High Court.Two Cape Town families had appealed to the court two weeks ago to…

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Australia announces new validity requirement for skills assessments

Australia announces new validity requirement for skills assessments Announced on Monday, 23 June 2014 by the Australian government skills assessments will as of 1 July 2014 be valid for no more than three years.“If a skills assessment is mandatory as part of a visa application, that assessment will only be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue, unless…

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FIPSA steps in as the new VFS Global visa application system in South Africa seems set for failure

CAPE TOWN, 26 JUNE 2014 by Robbie Ragless Can the new VFS visa application centres, employed by the South African Department of Home Affairs, cope with demand? Speaking on behalf of FIPSA (Forum of Immigration Practitioners) Rod Maxwell, CEO of SA Migration International says, “No.  The newly employed Visa and Permit Facilitation centre is rife with system problems and …

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New World Immigration invites all Quota Permit and Exceptional Skills Permit Holders for a Free Assessment!

New World Immigration invites all Quota Permit and Exceptional Skills Permit Holders for a Free Assessment! The Department of Home Affairs has recently brought into effect the new immigration regulations on the 26th of May and ever since decided to remove the use of Quota and Exceptional Skills Permit to make room for the newly introduced Critical Skills Visa for a broa…

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Understanding the South African Business Visa

Understanding the South African Business Visa.   Doing business in South Africa is an exciting way to grow your company in one of Africa’s most vibrant economic hubs. Since apartheid imposed sanction were lifted 20 years ago the country has continued to leave an international footprint and attracting many international business to its shores. This includes big name brand…

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New immigration rules could result in job losses says DA

New immigration rules could result in job losses says DA By Estelle Vosloo A press release issued by the Democratic Alliance said they expected the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, to address the issue and potential for job losses in the tourism sector. The DA stated it expected a number of job losses to result from the foreseeable decline in tourism numbers stemmi…

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When do you qualify for a Critical Skills Visa?

When do you qualify for a Critical Skills Visa? South Africa’s new visa legislation now provides a special visa specifically aimed at skilled professionals. Should your occupation be listed amongst those on the Critical Skills list you would qualify for this visa (certain conditions apply). Critical Skills are occupations viewed by the South African government as a nec…

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Delays in court cases of families affected by new visa regulations

Delays in court cases of families affected by new visa regulations By Estelle Vosloo Two families who have been separated due to the new South African visa regulations will remain apart even longer as the Cape High Court finds their situation ‘not urgent’. Last week we reported on the Johnson family of Cape Town. After their return from a Namibian holiday Danish-born …

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South Africans face new visa rules when traveling to Kenya

South Africans face new visa rules when traveling to Kenya   By Estelle Vosloo Kenya reacted to the new visa application procedures in South Africa by tightening their own controls of visa applications for South African nationals.The new regulations reported on on Monday, 23 June 2014 will see frustrated South African tourists and businessmen to Kenya being put through …

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Important notice Quota Work Permit replaced by Critical Skills Visa

Important notice Quota Work Permit replaced by Critical Skills Visa The Department of Home Affairs have recently seen many changes to as many rules and regulations affecting visa applications. One such regulation affecting clients of New World Immigration is the replacement of the Quota Work Permit with the Critical Skills Visa. This means that foreign nationals, wanti…

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Western Cape High Court intervention needed for French couple to take their children home

Western Cape High Court intervention needed for French couple to take their children home By Estelle Vosloo Last week we reported about the French couple Vincent and David who ran the risk of losing their beloved adopted boys. While the Department of Home Affairs continued to fumble with the South African born boys’ adoption and birth registration the couple’s visitor…

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