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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.

How do I claim my Repatriation fee from the Department of Home Affairs

How do I claim my Repatriation fee from the Department of Home Affairs If you have are thinking of leaving South Africa for good or if you have recently received your permanent residency certificate then it’s time to claim your repatriation fee from the Department of Home Affairs. Now foreigners don’t often follow the correct procedure and thus a result of them having t…

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Top 10 Reasons to Immigrate to Spain

Top 10 Reasons to Immigrate to Spain The Weather The weather is perfect almost all year round, with about 320 days of sunshine and not much rain at all, even winter is warm in Spain. It is the one of the most desirable places to live in Europe, especially for those who wish to escape the cold and rainy weather. Health Benefits Spain has been recommended by the World …

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South African Life Partner Visa

South African Life Partner Visa As many of us know the Department of Home Affairs has recently announced changes to be introduced to the life partner visa which has many foreigners upset and unsettled. Changes to be made to the life partner visa; • Couples need to prove 5 years cohabitation Many couples already in South Africa would not be allowed to renew their perm…

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Company Invitation letter for a Business Visa

Company Invitation letter for a Business Visa If you need to travel to South Africa for business purposes, then it usually required that you apply for a business visa if you’re not visa exempt. The South African Embassies abroad usually requires you submit an invitation from a South African company inviting you. Many foreigners are denied a business visa due to lack of in…

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Exceptional Skills Work Permit

Exceptional Skills Work Permit  There are certain skills or professions that the Department of Home Affairs consider to be an Exceptional Skill in South Africa and foreigners who meet certain requirements may apply for this permit/visa. The Requirements The immigration rules/legislation does not specifically state which occupations qualify for an Exceptional Skills pe…

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Important things you need to know about the Immigration law changes

Important things you need to know about the Immigration law changes   The Department of Home Affairs has recently drafted new immigration rules to be brought into effect as from 1st June 2014 VFS Global has been contracted by the Department of Home Affairs to act as a 3rd party by opening various visa application centres across South Africa. The VFS visa application c…

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General Requirements for Obtaining Citizenship by Investment in St. Kitts and Nevis

General Requirements for Obtaining Citizenship by Investment in St. Kitts and Nevis Anyone wishing to acquire citizenship by investment will need to meet the following criteria. 1. You must be at least 18 years old, made an investment and meet the application requirements.2. You must not have been denied a visa for any country that St. Kitts and Nevis is associated wit…

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South African Visitors Visa

South African Visitors Visa If you’re thinking about spending your vacation in South Africa and visit friends, it always important to keep the following tips in mind before applying for your visit visa if you’re not visa exempt. If you’re visa exempt, it’s always best to have 2 blank pages in your passport as immigration officials may deny you entry into South Africa. …

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Waiver the R 2, 5 Million criteria for the Business Permit

Waiver the R 2, 5 Million criteria for the Business Permit So your mind is made up and you are now looking forward to starting up a business in South Africa, but the criteria for investment is to hefty for your liking and brings your dreams to a screaming halt! Not to worry, if your business falls under the national interest in South Africa, then New World Immigration h…

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4 Tips for South Africans immigrating to Australia

4 Tips for South Africans immigrating to Australia On a daily basis, New World Immigration successfully assists clients immigrating to Australia by facilitating the process in obtaining their permanent residence. A question often comes to mind by each and every client either wanting to immigrate or currently in the process of immigrating to Australia; what does Australi…

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The difference between a Notarial Contract and Spousal Affidavit

What’s the difference between a Notarial Contract and Spousal Affidavit The Notarial contract is an official agreement between a South African citizen/permanent resident and a foreigner partner, which is in-turn notarised by an attorney. This contract includes information such as the rights and privileges of their relationship. Each notarial contract is unique and has n…

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How UK citizens can apply for South African Temporary Residence Permits from the UK

How UK citizens can apply for South African Temporary Residence Permits from the UK It seems the new draft law changes announced by the Department of Home Affairs recently, has shaken up many foreigners and how they go about submitting applications. With this said, each day for the past 2 months, we have been rendering our services more and more to UK citizens who had s…

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Obtaining Grenadian Citizenship

Obtaining Grenadian Citizenship All applications for Grenadian Citizenship are regulated by the act of 1979. People can only apply for citizenship under these three circumstances. As an Individual of Grenadian Parents The Procedure You will need to complete and submit the Grenadian Citizenship application forms, which need to be accompanied by the following documents…

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Applying for a Student Permit

Applying for a Student PermitA student visa is intended for international students considering of enrolling in an education institution in South Africa. Please note that an institution may not accept a foreign student until their student visa has been issued by the Department of Home Affairs. It is advisable to gather all information and documents needed for the student vi…

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I need to submit my application, but I have not received my police clearance certificate.

I need to submit my application, but I have not received my police clearance certificate. We know that collecting your documents and dealing with Home Affairs is a frustrating process when submitting your application. You’re freaking out because your application is in incomplete and time is of the essence before your visit visa or temporary residence visa expires. The D…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Visa/Permits

Frequently Asked Questions about Visa/Permits New World Immigration understands that applying for your temporary residence permit can be a frustrating process. The Department of Home Affairs often unable to plan their activities effectively and to top it all, staff members are inadequately trained to assist foreigners. New World Immigration has compiled a list of frequent…

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What is a 457 Visa

What is the 457 Temporary Work Permit? Australia has implemented a progressive immigration system that is aimed at reducing skills shortages within the country. This is a temporary business visa that allows employers to hire and sponsor workers from abroad. This specific type of visa has become very popular. Both overseas and Australian employers may sponsor skilled work…

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What is Regional Sponsorship

What is Regional Sponsorship? The Features This is a PR visa for people who are skilled workers and who wish to work in regional Australia. This visa allows holders to work in the country under one of the following streams: The Agreement stream The Direct Entry stream The Temp Residence Transition stream       The Requirements You could be eligible for this…

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The Spanish Visa and Residence Permit Program Explained

The Spanish Visa and Residence Permit Program Explained It was on the 27th of September 2013 when the Spanish residence permit legislation came into effect. As stated in Spanish Law (14/2013), nationals from third world countries, who are able to fulfil certain investment requirements, are allowed to enter freely and even live in Spain. In addition, it also allows free…

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Australian Contributory Parent Visa

Australian Contributory Parent Visa To qualify for this visa you need to be the parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident holder. A parent has the option to either apply for the permanent or temporary contributory visa. The permanent contributory visa allows you to have full working rights and access to full Medicare, while the temporary visa only allows you…

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