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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.

South African big business Woolworths is set to establish an Australian footprint

South African big business Woolworths is set to establish an Australian footprint By Estelle Vosloo Investors of one of South Africa’s largest retailers, Woolworths, support the company’s plans to buy out Australian company David Jones. In a move by Woolworths to establish their Australian business interest South Africa will see one of the largest international buy ou…

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How to add working rights to your existing Life Partner Spousal visa

How to add working rights to your existing Life Partner / Spousal visa Have you fallen in love with a South African and our beautiful country? Would you like to start the next chapter here at the Southern tip of Africa hugged by the Indian ocean to the East and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Good news! You can apply for a spousal visa if you are the life partner or sp…

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Are we making it impossible for foreign tourists and business people to enter the country? Cape Town Tourism says we are

Are we making it impossible for foreign tourists and business people to enter the country? Cape Town Tourism says we are By Estelle Vosloo Objections on the new visa regulations have now also been raised by stakeholders in the tourism industry. It has been confirmed that Cape Town Tourism, the city of Cape Town, WESGRO Southern African Tourism Services Association (SA…

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Contact Numbers for Permit Follow Ups

For temporary residence visas please contact: Mr. Ronney Marhule at 082 803 7116 or ronney.marhule@dha.gov.za For permanent residence permits please contact: Ms. Joyce Mamabolo at 082 906 8339 or joyce.mamabolo@dha.gov.za For corporate accounts unit please contact: Mr. Phindiwe Mbhele at 076 890 0026 or phindiwe.mbhele@dha.gov.za For waivers and exemptions pleas…

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How to Apply for a Police Clearance from your Country

Police Clearance Certificates are used as part of a visa applciation to determine if the applicant has a criminal history or not. Depedning on what VISA you are applying for, a police clearance requirement might be waived. The certificate details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in their home country or in any place where they have resided in the past an…

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Understanding Section 11(2) - Work Permits (Visas)

by Robbie Ragless The South African Department of Home Affairs recently announced the visa regulations where the word ‘permit’ is replaced by the word ‘visa’. New World Immigration helps you navigate your way through the maze of brand new visa and immigration red-tape.  Our extensive experience and vast knowledge of the processes involved with finalizing your visa applic…

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DA plans to intervene as new visa laws could be costing the South African economy billions

DA plans to intervene as new visa laws could be costing the South African economy billions By Estelle Vosloo The Board of Airline Representatives South Africa (BARSA) has expressed serious concern about the new South African immigration laws as it is said to cost the country billions is lost revenue and will add to the already huge burden of unemployment on the state c…

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South African airlines are putting out fires resulting from lack of communication by the Department of Home Affairs

South African airlines are putting out fires resulting from lack of communication by the Department of Home Affairs By Estelle Vosloo Airlines and travelers sighed a breath of relief at the recent “grace period” announcement by the South African Department of Home Affairs. The grace period would delay the implementation of the new visa and birth certificate requirement…

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How to avoid being declared as an “Undesirable” person in South Africa

How to avoid being declared as an “Undesirable” person in South Africa During the last few weeks, New World Immigration consultants have received numerous calls and emails with regards to Home Affairs banning foreigners from South Africa who has overstayed their visa. To whom is this law unfair? This new directive has affected applicants who have applied for a renewal…

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We share some useful tips and vital information for planning your migration to Australia

We share some useful tips and vital information for planning your migration to Australia By Estelle Vosloo Planning to migrate your family to Australia is about more than just obtaining visas, import regulations and moving company quotes. We are talk you through the smaller nuances and aspects of the Australian culture that will help you adapt to the happiest industri…

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What you need to know about the Critical Skills Visa

What you need to know about the Critical Skills Visa The Department of Home Affairs has recently published the critical skills list for South Africa, which can be downloaded here>>>>>>>Critical Skills List. Check to see whether your occupation has been listed and submit an enquiry now and our friendly consultants will call you within 24 hours. • N…

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Cape Town High Court soon to Declare Directive 9 illegal

Cape Town High Court soon to Declare Directive 9 illegal According to speculation, the High Court in Cape Town has recently declared Directive 9 of 2014 illegal. This means that any foreigner who applied for a visa extension or change of status and has not received an approved application whilst their current permit has expired, would no longer be declared an “undesirab…

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South Africa’s latest ‘undesirable person’ takes court action

South Africa’s latest ‘undesirable person’ takes court action By Estelle Vosloo After a two year wait for the approval of her spousal visa US citizen Shaima Herman have been declared an ‘undesirable person’ in South Africa. Herman has now launched an urgent application to the Western Cape High Court reported The Times. The court application cites Minister of Home Affa…

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Double Delays at Department of Home Affairs might leave boys without parents

Double Delays at Department of Home Affairs might leave boys without parents By Estelle Vosloo Due to a number of delays at the Department of Home Affairs and the new immigration regulations a French couple who have adopted two orphaned toddlers might lose their children. The French nationals David and Vincent arrived in South Africa on 21 March to make the final arra…

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Grace Period for Parents Travelling With Children

Grace Period for Parents Travelling With Children The Department of Home Affairs has decided to postpone the new regulation for parents or guardians travelling with children to and fro South Africa with unabridged certificates until the end of September. Home Affairs has considered the schools holidays and has made arrangements to delay the new immigration regulation. …

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Hope for foreigners BANNED from South Africa

New World Immigration is now assisting any clients who have been banned from South Africa upon exiting.   Persons who are declared undesirable persons in terms of Section 30(1)(h) read with 50(1) of the Immigration Act, no 13 of 2002 as amended (no. 13 of 2011) must submit the written representative as indicated below: The following documents must be submitted Written …

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Can I use an Immigration Practitioner

Can I use an Immigration Practitioner Since the new immigration regulations have been brought into effect as from 26th May 2014, there has been a great deal of speculation and confusion as to whether applicants may or may not, make use of the services of immigration practitioners. Under the new immigration regulations, section 46 which refers to immigration practitione…

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Good news for immigrants to Australia: More tradesman professions have been added to the Skilled Occupation List

Good news for immigrants to Australia: More tradesman professions have been added to the Skilled Occupation List. With Bricklayers, chefs and tilers have been added to the Skilled Occupation List. Effectively this means that the Australia government has recognized the need to quickly fill vacant positions in these professions with skilled migrants. When a profession is…

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Australian Skilled Occupation List 2014 – 2015 published

Australian Skilled Occupation List 2014 – 2015 publishedView the new Australian Skilled Occupation list 2017-2018NB !! Click here to view the new - Australian Skilled Occupation List 2015 – 2016 published The Australian Department of Immigration has formally announced that the Skilled Occupation list (SOL) has been published for 2014-2015. Chefs and Bricklayers have be…

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Results after Immigration Practitioners apply pressure

by Estelle Vosloo The South African Department of Home Affairs have been shot down by both the public and immigration professionals here and abroad. Cape Town, 9 June 2014 -  With the recently gazetted changes to immigration laws and visa applications affecting foreigners, nationals, immigration practitioners and immigration lawyers the back lash has been harsh. Public …

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