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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.

Business Permit Requirements

Business Permit Requirements The Department of Home Affairs is looking to attract more investors into South Africa to boost our economy. Below we discuss the requirements needed when applying for a business permit. Investment Criteria The Department of Home Affairs legislation clearly outlines that a applicant needs to invest a minimum of R 2,5 million within the busi…

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Quota Permit & Exceptional Skills Permit to be replaced by Critical Skills Visa

Quota Permit & Exceptional Skills Permit to be replaced by Critical Skills Visa As we know the Department of Home Affairs has announced recently that new immigration legislation will be implemented this year.  This blog is relevant to all holders of the Quota work Permit South Africa and Exceptional Skills Permit Holders as we discuss the way forward here on. The D…

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Rundown for the latest set of Requirements for the General Work Permit

Rundown for the latest set of Requirements for the General Work Permit The Department of Home Affairs has decided to tighten the belt with regards to foreigners applying for general work permits by enforcing a strict set of requirements which need to be adhered to when submitting your application. Here’s what to expect with the new set of requirements; 1. The Departme…

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How Refugees can apply for Permanent Residency

How Refugees can apply for Permanent Residency Each day New World Immigration receives calls from refugee permit holders wishing to apply for permanent residency in South Africa but to our knowledge it seems most of these applicants have no clue where to begin as the process is quite difficult to get going. So how does a refugee permit holder qualify for permanent resi…

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Top 10 reasons to immigrate to Australia

Top 10 reasons to immigrate to Australia New World Immigration provides assistance to many clients wanting to immigrate to Australia on a temporary basis or permanently by applying for permanent residency. We compiled a list of top 10 reasons why our clients immigrate to Australia. 1. Higher standard of living Australia provides an excellent Medicare service, brilliant…

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South African Quota Permit

South African Quota Permit In South Africa, the Department of Home Affairs on a yearly basis drafts a list of occupations considered to be a scare and therefore welcome any foreigner to apply for the Quota work permit South Africa. A Quota permit is only awarded to foreigners whose occupation appears on the list and have the formal qualifications and have at least 5 yea…

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New Regulations for South African Tourist Visas

New Regulations for South African Tourist Visas South Africa is one of the most desired places in the world because of our friendly people, amazing scenery and modern infrastructure. The world cup has certainly assisted in reaching groundbreaking records of tourist visits in 2010 and still continuing to increase each year. Foreigners often flock to South Africa to avoi…

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Home Affairs Remains Silent

Home Affairs Remains Silent   During the month of February 2014, the Department of Home Affairs announced new immigration regulations to be brought into play by 1st April 2014. Many of these new draft laws were welcomed and some unwelcomed by us and foreign nationals as most of these new changes needs clarification. To clear all confusion amongst foreigners, the Depar…

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What to Expect From the Weather in Australia Part 1

What to Expect From the Weather in Australia – Part 1 Australia is a large continent and this does play a role in the weather across Australia. The states that are located in the north tend to be warmer than the states in the south of Australia. The continent as a whole is one of the driest on earth and this is evident in the less than 600 millimetres of annual rainfall…

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3 tips to keep in mind when applying for a Volunteers Permit

3 tips to keep in mind when applying for a Volunteer’s Permit If you’re thinking of volunteering in South Africa, then its best you apply for a volunteer’s permit. If you are a UK, USA or European citizen, then you will be allowed to perform voluntary work on a visitor’s visa if your stay is less than 3 months. During your 3 month stay in South Africa whilst volunteerin…

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How to apply for a General Work Permit as a Zimbabwean National

How to apply for a General Work Permit as a Zimbabwean   We have been receiving a numerous amounts of emails, calls and facebook enquiries about renewing the DZP permit which was given to Zimbabweans to legalize their stay in South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs has remained silent thus far as to whether they will be rolling out the next phase. We could not hel…

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Australia's Wine Regions

Australia's Wine Regions – The Top 3 to Visit Australia has over 60 designated wine regions and has become known across the world for their award-winning wines. If you are a lover of wine and planning to immigrate to Australia, you will be very pleased when you arrive at one of the top 3 wine regions in the country. Almost all of the wine regions host annual festivals,…

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10 Good Reasons for Hiring New World Immigration

10 Good Reasons for Hiring New World Immigration • Over 40 years of combined immigration experience • Registered with Government Authorities • Dedicated support team assigned to your case • Ex immigration officers supervising your case • Fast processing • Friendly service • Secure online account area • Open line of communication with our support team • No visa, No…

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FAQ About Permanent Residency

FAQ About Permanent Residency 1. I lost my permanent residency certificate; can I apply for a new one? Yes, you are allowed to apply for a new PR certificate. You need to lodge the proof of residency application to receive your new certificate. 2. What is the processing time for Permanent Residency application? The Department of home affairs states that it should take …

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What happens if I overstay my visa

What happens if I overstay my visa   The Department of Home Affairs new rules changes have certainly clamped down the amount of illegal foreigners overstaying their visa in South Africa by drastically punishing them and refusing entry in South Africa. So what happens to any foreigner who overstays their visa in South Africa? • If you overstay your visa by 1-30 days, …

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Road Safety in Australia

Road Safety in Australia If you are immigrating or even just visiting Australia, it is advisable that you know what the rules and regulations are regarding driving on the roads. Driving in Australia If you are planning on driving in Australia, you need to be in possession of an international driving permit, as well as a driving license from your country of origin. K…

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What is a Good Cause letter

What is a Good Cause letter The Department of Home Affairs would not accept you application if your temporary residence permit is expiring and has less than 30 days left on your permit/visa. Many foreigners embark on their journey to Home Affairs, only to queue for hours and have their application refused by the immigration officer. The Department of Home Affairs will …

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Permanent Resident Sticker Discontinued by the Department of Home Affairs

Permanent Resident Sticker Discontinued by the Department of Home Affairs The Department of Home Affairs has decided to terminate the use of permanent resident stickers and thus making the lives of many foreigners difficult in South Africa. Home Affairs has tweaked the security of permanent residency certificates and therefore decided that the use of stickers would no lon…

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Why Choose Bulgaria as Your New Home

Why Choose Bulgaria as Your New Home Are you planning on making a move to a different country, but you are not 100% sure where you should immigrate to? Have you considered a couple of different places? Has Bulgaria been one of those places? Here are some things that will make your decision to choose Bulgaria as your new home a much easier one. The Legend Says..... Th…

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Popular questions that case workers encounter every day

Popular questions that case workers encounter every day: Being a case worker is always interesting and no day is ever the same. I really love what I do and there is nothing better than contacting a client in order to let them know that their application has been approved. You then realise that you had a part in changing the future of your client and their family for now…

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