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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.

What is a Salary Benchmark?

What is a Salary Benchmark? Today we are focusing on how to apply for a Salary Benchmark and why this is crucial to your application! In 2005 the Department of Home Affairs has introduced a procedure that all work permits should be accompanied by an accurate Salary Benchmark to ensure that South African jobs are protected and prevent cheap labour being imported from ov…

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Australian Partner Visas

Australian Partner Visas Are you in a relationship with an Australian permanent resident or citizen? If so you can consider applying for a partners visa which is valid for a period of 2 years and this will lead to permanent residency. In the last few years many changes has been made to the partner's visas and all these changes have been beneficial to all foreigners and…

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The expected changes regarding the Immigration Act, South Africa 2014 Part 1

The expected changes regarding the Immigration Act, South Africa 2014 – Part 1   Immigration as we know it is changing in SA. Not all the proposed changes are bad and some of the changes are actually in line with Internationals standards. This piece is intended to provide some clarity amongst all of the confusion. Some of the changes aim to get rid of loopholes that h…

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Skills List for Australia - Quick Glance

  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health WorkerAccommodation and Hospitality Managers necAccountant (General)ActorActors, Dancers and Other EntertainersActuaryAcupuncturistAdvertising and Public RelationsAdvertising ManagerAdvertising SpecialistAeronautical EngineerAeroplane PilotAgricultural ConsultantAgricultural EngineerAgricultural ScientistAgricultural Technici…

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Are you a first time expat to South Africa

Are you a first time expat to South Africa? As immigration experts, we know all too well about the common mistakes that are frequently made by first time expats. To help you make your move to South Africa smooth and hiccup free we have compiled a list for first time expats. Most importantly always plan your big move. If you’re using an Immigration practitioner, let the…

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Withdrawal of Directive 43

    Home Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor, has officially decided to remove the Directive 43 of 2010 with immediate effect as from 1st April 2014. Now to give you a little more insight about Directive 43 and what it means to you. This regulation allowed foreigners to exit and re-enter into the Republic of South Africa with an expired temporary residence permit accompani…

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Afraid to Immigrate to Australia?

Afraid to Immigrate to Australia?                                             Life is a risk. In life we can minimize the amount of risk we take or experience but if we continue do so with this line of action, we all will end up with lives that are boring and stale. It is impossible to know everything, so any kind of action that we take involves some kind of risk thus a…

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All that you Need to Know about SkillSelect in Australia

In an announcement that was made in late 2013, the department conducted and evaluation to assess how things have operated up until that point and also to consider making changes to make sure that they are performing their intended function.             Based on the feedback, the following changes came into effect as from 1 March 2014. • Territory and state nominated vis…

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Uncertainty, Confusion and Delays - New Immigration Regulations

Confusion, Uncertainty and Delays – The New Immigration Regulations   The Department of Home affairs is clamping down on people who were using expired temporary visas. Foreigners have been allowed to travel in and out of the country as long as they had a receipt to prove that they have applied for a new permit. The department has withdrawn the directive that made it p…

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Last Chance for Accountants moving to AUS

Overview of what is taking place As an Accountant, if you have been moving back and forth with your decision on moving to Australia, there is no time to waste. As from 1 July 2014, Accountants are moving off the Skilled Occupations List and will then only be open for State Sponsorship. What does this mean? This means that from 1 July 2014, Accountants would need to live…

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Australia Permanent Resident Information to get you Started

Non-citizens who are in possession of a permanent visa are issued with permanent residence. Anyone who has been granted PR in Australia will be allowed to live, study and work in Australia without any restrictions. Any person who has permanent residence will be entitled to most of the rights that citizens enjoy. There are however a few differences. Citizens have the au…

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I need Work Permit to get a Job Offer and a Job Offer to get a Work Permit in SA. Help!!

I need a Work Permit to get a job and I need a Job Offer to get a work permit in South Africa. Help!!   We hear this conundrum often in SA working in immigration. Frustrated foreigners phone in when they have been told for the tenth time that they need a work permit in order to get hired.  And we tell the foreigner that they need to secure a job offer in order for us to …

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Getting your Beloved Pets to South Africa

Before you decide to bring your animals to South Africa, you need to understand that there are regulations that apply. Dogs that are coming from certain countries will be required to be in quarantine for a period of 14 days. India, Korea, the United Arab Emirates, China and Brazil are a few of the countries that this applies to. Cats are not required to be quarantined at a…

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2014 Draft Immigration Regulations for Visit/Tourist Visas - South Africa

Below you will find the latest Draft Immigration Regulations concerning Visit Visas for South Africa Visas to temporarily sojourn in Republic9.(1) An application for any visa referred to in section 11 up to and including sections 20 and 22 of the Act shall be made on Form 8 illustrated in Annexure A together with all supporting documents and accompanied by-(a) a valid pas…

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2014 Draft Immigration Regulations for Spouse and Life Partners - South Africa

Below you will find the latest Draft Immigration Regulations concerning Life Partner and Spousal Permits. Permanent homosexual or heterosexual relationship 3.(1) An applicant for a visa or permit in terms of the Act who asserts in his or her application to be a spouse, as defined in section 1(1)(b) of the Act, must prove to the satisfaction of the Director-General that h…

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The Fun Side of Immigrating to South Africa

The Fun side of Immigrating to South Africa We all know that the immigration process can be long and drawn out at times, frustrating and extremely time consuming, especially if you do not have the help of an immigration expert. The good news is that there is a lighter side to the drama that comes with moving to another country. Arriving in South Africa When all your pap…

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Fines on Re-Entry back into South Africa for some foreigners

A directive has been issued by the Department of Home Affairs to penalise foreigners who are planning on travelling out of South africa and whos visas have expired whilst waiting for the finalisation of applications submitted with the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa. Prior to this directive, foreigners who had submitted applications to extend or change the cond…

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Know Your SA Public Holidays

Public holidays in South Africa Explained in Detail           If you are thinking about immigrating to South Africa, you should know on which days the public holidays fall. There are 12 public holidays per year in South Africa. The dates that Good Friday and Easter Sunday are not always the same, as they are determined by the ecclesiastical moon. The dates vary fro…

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The Rundown of Proposed Rule Changes

South African immigration laws will be changing soon It appears that there are changes to immigration laws in the pipe line. These proposed changes are due to come into effect by the 1st of April 2014. Changes that might come into effect for unmarried couples The partners of SA citizens might find that they could have to move if the new five-year cohabitation requiremen…

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Documents required for Work Permit in South Africa

Find below the latest list of documents you will need for a General Work Permit for South Africa. Application FormDepending on where you are submitting, you will need the Bi1738, Bi1739 or Bi 1740 form. The company employing you will also need to complete a section at the back of the form Government feeThis is dependent on where you are submitting your application P…

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