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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.

The New South African Permanent Residency Process

The New South African Permanent Residency Process So what does the new South African Permanent Residency process involve? That is the question on most people’s minds at the moment, especially for those who come from abroad to make South Africa their home. What exactly is the change? People who already have a permanent residency permit will know that when they were iss…

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A message to all Zimbabwean DZP Holders

A message to all Zimbabwean DZP Holders In 2010 the South African Government issued free permits (DZP) to every Zimbabwean national who is here in South Africa, I am sure there is more than a million Zimbabweans living here in South Africa as well. Then in 2014 they decided that those permits cannot be renewed, most of us have already invested in this country and for o…

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The Civil Union Act...South Africa

The Civil Union Act – South Africa On the 24th of August 2006, the Civil Union Bill was approved by Cabinet to be submitted to Parliament. Initially, the bill would only allow civil partnerships to be open to same-sex couples, which would have the same legal consequences as a marriage would have. There were many rules that did apply to different types of couples, which …

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What does it mean if I have conditions placed on my Visit Visa....

What does it mean if I have conditions placed on my Visit Visa.... So your country is not visa exempt and you need to apply each and every time you head to South Africa for vacation or with the intention to find work in the Republic. So now you get to South Africa enjoying your vacation and suddenly you enjoy it so much that you would love to extend your visa or you nee…

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Rumours about DZP Permit

Rumours about DZP Permit A question that is brought to mind, time and time again by every Zimbabwean currently holding a DZP; Will the Department of Home Affairs renew my DZP permit or What is the future for DZP holders? This question poses unrest and uncertainty in the minds of DZP holders as Home Affairs has mixed emotions and remains silent throughout this period and…

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Getting Married to South African Citizen!

Getting Married to South African Citizen - Don’t forget your Marriage Interview! By Asha Vaghela My former colleague wrote this article just after she got married and her wedding was beautiful. We have received many inquires since then asking us how to get married and what questions are asked in the Home Affairs interview. Legislation has changed over time and couples …

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What is the Relatives permit!

What is the Relatives permit! A relative’s visa is issued to a foreigner who qualifies through kinship with a South African Citizen or permanent resident.  A foreigner would not have the right to work on a Relatives visa and the sponsor would need to evidence the Department of Home Affairs that they can support the Relative in an amount of R 5000, 00 per month. Now the D…

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What is a letter of Undertaking?

What is a letter of Undertaking? A letter of undertaking is an agreement or contract between 2 parties that outlines specific work activities being completed in a certain time frame. In this case work activities would refer to handing over certain documents to the Department of Home Affairs in a certain time frame at the time of submitting your application. Although ce…

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Top 5 Tips to Get a Job Offer and SA Work Permit

Top 5 Tips to Get a Job Offer and SA Work Permit     If you don’t qualify for a Skilled Visa in South Africa, then you are going to have to secure employment first and then apply for the General work permit. How do I do get past the requirement for a work permit? Especially when everyone asks for my work permit first? The General Work Permit is the permit that you wo…

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What are the Differences between a Financially Independent Visa and a Retirement Visa

It should not be a problem at all for foreign nationals that are financially independent and want to immigrate to South Africa to apply for their permanent residency permit. Should you be planning on retiring in SA, especially in the beautiful city of Cape Town, you can start looking forward to living in the Second Best City on the entire planet. Requirements for Finan…

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Tips on how to apply for a short term work permit!

Tips on how to apply for a short term work permit! So you’ve been contracted to work for a company in South Africa for a short period of time. To your avail there is no work permit that can accommodate your short work activity in South Africa and leaves you flabbergasted for days? So you enter South Africa as per normal with a visit visa and to your surprise upon enteri…

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Australia Travel Tips and Advice

Australia Travel Tips and Advice  You are clearly reading this if you are thinking of travelling or immigrating to Australia. Being away from your home country can be very exciting, but it can also be a bit scary sometimes, especially if you arrive there and have no idea what to expect. Here are a few tips and advice that will help you avoid nasty situations that could …

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How to apply for a Medical Permit

How to apply for a Medical Permit Foreigners on a yearly basis flock to South Africa to receive medical treatment, since they can avoid expenses in their home country. South African Medical facilities have the most modern health care standards and can accommodate all diseases and injuries. As we know the G8 currencies make South Africa a cheaper destination to receive m…

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What is SAQA

What is SAQA’S function? If you wish to study or work in the Republic of South Africa, then you would need to get your qualifications assessed by the South African Qualifications Authority. When applying for a Quota or General work permit in South Africa, the Department of Home Affairs does require your foreign qualifications to be evaluated. If you wish to further you…

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Tips on how to apply for a student visa and study in Australia

Student Visas   Have you ever thought about studying in Australia? Australia has some of the world’s finest Universities. The University of Melbourne is one of the finest on offer and in 2012, it was ranked number 28 out of the top 200 Universities in the world. So how do I go about studying in Australia? You would need to pick your particular field of study and enr…

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How Foreigners can Avoid Fines in South Africa

How Foreigners can Avoid Fines in South Africa   Are you wondering why some foreigners would be likely to be fined when they return to South Africa? The Department of Home Affairs has recently decided that foreigners who plan to travel out of SA with an expired visa should be penalized. This will happen even if they try to leave while they are waiting for their applica…

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Why do I need to pay the Repatriation Fee to Home Affairs!

Why do I need to pay the Repatriation Fee to Home Affairs! When applying for a temporary residence permit or visa, the Department of Home Affairs requires one to pay Repatriation fees. So you probably asking yourself, why do I need to pay this fee? Now the aim or purpose of this fee is to reassure the Department of Home Affairs that a foreign applicant can return to th…

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Work in South Africa Now!

Work in South Africa Now!   So you’re sitting in your office somewhere around the world and you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to work in South Africa without having to go through a huge process and hopefully all goes right and you are able to receive a Job. There must be an easier way, surely?? New World Immigration assists with an amazing and an “easy to pr…

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Why do I need to place an Advert for my General Work Permit Application?

Why do I need to place an Advert for my General Work Permit Application? The Department of Home Affairs has very strict requirements when applying for the General Work Permit and thus making it the most difficult permit to apply for. The South African government has recognised the need to give preference to South Africans before awarding a foreigner with work. So in ord…

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Expected Changes Part 2

Expected Changes Part 2   As you might have noticed in Part 1, there are a number of changes that could be taking place with regards to immigration rules and regulations. Here are some more of the proposed changes. Business Visa Business Visas, which are for the purpose of setting up a business in South Africa, currently requires that the applicant has a capital inve…

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