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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.

Statement from Minister Malusi Gigaba concerning new Regulations

source DHA Website "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome and thank you for attending our weekly media briefing following the change in the executive as announced by President Jacob Zuma this past Sunday.We look forward to these regular interactions with yourselves with a view to briefing you on the implementation of government’s programme of action as we enter the second phase o…

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New Immigration Regulations - Update 29th May 2014

by Robbie Ragless Dear friends, clients and colleagues Please note that the new Minister of Home Affairs is having a meeting with legal council and key stakeholders including representatives from FIPSA today. Please follow up tomorrow on the outcome of this meeting. Weeks of speculation about what the planned new immigration legislation might hold has culminated in shar…

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Australia: No 3 on the wish-list of places to work

Australia: No 3 on the wish-list of places to work A prominent recruitment company interviewed 2444 individuals from 100 countries to find out where they would like to work as expats. Sydney, Australia placed in the third place of most desirable cities to relocate to. While London and New York are the most popular choices for executives, interest in Sydney has signific…

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A letter to the PRESS concerning Directive 9

by Robbie Ragless To all members of the South African Press, Home Affairs , Deputy Director General  IMS, JW MCKAY over the weekend issued immigration Directive No 9 of 2014 which interalia covers the following :  Implementation of Amended Immigration Act and Regulations which has not been published on Home Affairs Website and is effective immediately and has the foll…

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Immigration Directive NO 9 of 2014

Immigration Directive NO 9 of 2014 The deputy director of Home Affairs, JW MACKAY has issued a new Directive on 24/05/2014 stating that any foreigner leaving South Africa with a expired visa and a submission receipt (pending application at the Department of Home Affairs) that has not been approved will be deemed undesirable and be banned from South Africa for either 1 y…

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Malusi Gigaba replaces Naledi Pandor as Minister of Home Affairs

Malusi Gigaba replaces Naledi Pandor as Minister of Home Affairs On Sunday President Jacob Zuma announced his new cabinet and confirmed that Malusi Gigaba would replace Naledi Pandor as Minister of Home Affairs. Former Minister of Public Enterprises Knowledge Malusi Nkanyezi Gigaba (Malusi Gigaba) will to start a second five-year term in office. Gigaba, was the head o…

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Quota Permit and Exceptional Skills non existent

Quota Permit and Exceptional Skills non existent We have all prepared and advised clients since the beginning of the year, the Quota Permit and Exceptional Skills Permit will be non-existent and replaced with the Critical Skills Visa. If you have been thinking of applying for one of these permits, then sadly this will no longer be available when the new law comes into e…

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How would the new regulations affect me

How would the new regulations affect me I am currently using a visit visa in South Africa; can I apply for a temporary residence visa? Under the “old legislation”, it was possible to apply for a temporary residence permit whilst using a visit visa but the “new legislation” now prohibits any foreigner applying for a temporary residence permit using a visitor’s visa. If…

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Immigrants to Australia will soon have access to alternative option for the English language test

Immigrants to Australia will soon have access to alternative option for the English language test. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced that more options for English language proficiency testing will soon be available to visa applicants. In an announcement in Melbourne yesterday Australia’s immigration department confirmed that as of November 2…

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New Immigration Regulations Proposed Critical Skills Occupation List

New Immigration Regulations – Proposed Critical Skills Occupation List The Department of Home Affairs is yet to implement the new immigration legislation/rules which would see the Quota and Exceptional Skills Permit cease to exist in the near future. The Department of Home Affairs has remained silent and is yet to reveal the Critical Skills Occupations to the public. A…

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New Immigration Regulations Plagued with Confusion and Controversy

New Immigration Regulations – Plagued with Confusion and Controversy The Department of Home Affairs seem to be indecisive and confused around the implementation of its own regulations recently which was supposed to come into effect today, the 26th May 2014. Together with the appointment of Malusi Gigaba as the new minister of Home Affairs yesterday and the rumours circ…

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The Australian Immigration Department granted a record number of visas

The Australian Immigration Department granted a record number of visas. Reported on Australia Forum’s website www.australiaforum.com it seems there is some good news for visa applicants to Australia. The Australian immigration department announced, in their recently published annual report, that many more visas were approved during the 2012/2013 financial year than eve…

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New Immigration Laws and Regulations for South Africa - 2014 Gazetted

Download the New Regulations of 2014 hereBy Robbie Ragless On the 16th of May 2014 the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, together with the Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor signed off what will be the latest round of changes to the Immigration Regulations of South Africa. The changes to these regulations will come into effect on Monday the 26th May 2014 as pe…

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South African Critical Skills Visa

South African Critical Skills Visa When the new immigration regulations are implemented by the Department of Home Affairs, then the ever popular Quota work Permit South Africa and Exceptional Skills Permit will be ruled out to make room for the new Critical Skills Visa. As for now, all we know is that the Critical Skills list will be complied in pretty much the same wa…

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Medical Permit South Africa

Medical Permit South Africa Any foreigner who intends to seek medical treatment in South Africa from a medical institution for more than 3 months, needs to apply for the medical permit. The medical permit allows foreigners to stay in South Africa temporarily whilst undergoing treatment at their preferred medical institution. A medical permit would only be approved if t…

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How to qualify for the Hungary Investment Visa

How to qualify for the Hungary Investment Visa In 2012, Hungary introduced the Investors Residency Bond Program to help boost their economy and in return offering investor’s permanent residency. Hungary offers world class healthcare systems and has a very diverse culture from music to food. Qualifying Criteria • Applicants need to invest a minimum of EUR 250,000.00 •…

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Department of Home Affairs Finalizes Draft Regulations

Department of Home Affairs Finalizes Draft Regulations

Department Of Home Affairs Finalizes Draft Regulations


On Monday 19th May 2014, the Department of Home Affairs has finalized the amended draft regulation immigration act and is set to be implemented soon. The Department of Home Affairs is currently still deciding as to when this law changes are to be implemented and it might even be by 2nd June. The Department of Home A…

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New Section 11 (2) Short Term Work Requirements for South Africa

by Robbie Ragless A new procedure has been put in place by the Department of Home Affairs for the Section 11(2) Short Term Work Permit which now needs to be submitted abroad at the South African Embassies instead of submitting them to Head Office in Pretoria. The Department of Home Affairs has implemented these changes without any prior notice and has been made effectiv…

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How to qualify for Spain Investor Residence Program

How to qualify for Spain Investor Residence Program The Spain Investor Residence Program allows investors to form part of the European Union without having to permanently reside in Spain and at the same time offers High standard of living and excellent education system that works. How do I qualify? • Capital investment of 1,000,000€ (one million Euros) or more in a Sp…

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What to do if you lose your Permanent Residency Certificate

What to do if you lose your Permanent Residency Certificate If you have recently received your Permanent Residency and included with it comes your Permanent Residency Certificate. Now with the new Permanent Residency process implemented by the Department of Home Affairs, we advise you to take great care of your certificate as it could be a rather daunting task to have i…

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