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Changing your Status from Visit Visa to another permit If you are currently on a visit visa in South Africa ( this includes a business visit, tourist visa or Section 11(2) visa ) and you are planning to change your status to another type of permit, you are advised to do so IMMEDIATELY. You have aproximately 24 days to prepare, compile and submit your application. Life …

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Citizenship in South Africa

It is only possible to get citizenship in South Africa by birth, naturalisation and descent. The process of applying for citizenship in South Africa requires that you submit certain documentation, and this differs from one type of application to the next. Consulting with an immigration expert is the best way to get the most up to date information available. Understanding …

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Opening a Bank Account in South Africa

Opening a bank account in South Africa may not be the greatest foreign experience; in fact it’s a frustrating and time consuming process. New World Immigration understands that it’s not just your visa or permit that is of importance but covering your day to day expenses. Having said this, opening a banking account can be easy if you follow our advice below.     Openin…

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Working Rights for your Life Partner / Spousal Visa

Are you in a relationship or married to a South African citizen or permanent resident, and want to work in the country but unsure of how to go about it? Firstly, once you are married and have registered your marriage at Home Affairs you can apply for the Spousal Visa. This will allow you to live in the country for 2-3 years and is renewable.  You can also apply for Perman…

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Proposed legislature changes/criteria for Life Partner and Marriage Visas

Foreign nationals looking to obtain their Life Partner Visa through their South African partner could see themselves in bit of a predicament, if latest draft legislature and immigration regulations get approved. Although an exaggerated proposal, this would affect couples who are planning to live and reside in South Africa. Currently couples need to prove they ar…

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Applying for Permanent Residency in South Africa - Part2

The ABC’s of Applying for Permanent Residence in South Africa Continued..... No long intro’s today, just facts that will help you achieve your goals! The documents that you will need to apply for an exceptional skills PR in SA It will be beneficial to you if you can submit publications regarding your field of specialisation. Testimonials and references, as well as other…

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Will the Pistorius case by SA's OJ

The trial for Oscar Pistorius starts this coming week. I was in the US during the televised events of the OJ Simpson murder case and I was here in South Africa last Valentine’s Day when the news broke of the death of Reeva Steenkamp. These are both cases of high profile sports celebrities charged with violent murders. Both men were accused of murdering their partners an…

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Applying for Permanent Residency in South Africa

The ABC’s of Applying for Permanent Residence in South Africa – PART 1 Should you be planning on making SA your home for a long period of time, you might want to consider getting permanent residence in the country. If you are successfull in getting PR in South Africa, you will be granted more rights than someone who has temporary residence. The application process is as …

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Processing Times for Work Pemits in South Africa

Processing Times for Work Permits in South Africa If you are considering going to South Africa on a work permit, you need to have a basic idea of how long the whole process will take so that you can plan accordingly. As there are different types of work permits, with slightly different processing times, you need to know what applies to the type of work permit that you are…

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SA Permits in a Nutshell

The Different Types of Temporary Resident Permits in SA Spousal/Life Partner Permits This permit is for people who are married or in permanent relationships with either a SA citizen or someone who has PM in South Africa. The permit is for both heterosexuals and homosexuals. If you are here on this type of permit, you are not automatically allowed to work in the country o…

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Are you on the DZP (Dispensation Permit)..WHAT NEXT?

Are you on the DZP (Dispensation Permit)..WHAT NEXT? Are you a Zimbabwean holding a Dispensation Permit (DZP) which expires in 2014 or 2015? If you are unsure what your options are next, please read on. We have experienced an increase in enquiries from Zimbabweans with the 4 -year Dispensation Permit with the same question –“Do the latest rule changes affect me, and ca…

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What is an IELTS exam?

What is IELTS? IELTS is an abbreviation for the International English Language Testing System Itwas established in 1989. The test is an international standardised test of English language proficiency designed for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is managed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, IDP Education Pvt Ltd and the British Council. IELTS has 2 te…

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Soweto Tour

Make Your Visit to South Africa More Interesting with a Soweto Tour Whether you are just visiting or immigrating to South Africa, one thing that everyone wants to learn about is the unique culture that exists in each individual place. Soweto is one such place, where you will have a rare opportunity of being part of a guided tour through the area. There are more than 800 t…

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Arriving in Australia Without a Visa

What to Expect if you Arrive at any Australian Airport without a Visa When anyone arrives at an Australian Airport has to present all the necessary travel documents and their IPC (incoming Passenger Card to the people in charge of immigration clearance.     You will need to either have a valid visa or permission to enter Australia if you are not a citizen of the coun…

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Retire in South Africa

Retire in South Africa         Many foreigners flock to South Africa annually, to work, visit, open a business, or retire. Today we focus on the Retirement Permit. Did you know you can retire in South Africa at any age and that all you need to show is proof of steady income amounting to R20,000 per month? The amount can be made up of pensions, cash, shares, rental income…

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Infrastructure that Makes South Africa Unique

Infrastructure that makes South Africa Unique Are you looking to immigrate to South Africa? The following information is all about what make this country so unique.       SA is one of 12 countries where tap water is safe to drink. The tap water in South Africa is considered to be the third best in the world. In Soweto, just outside of Johannesburg, is where you w…

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Will I need a Visa to Volunteer in South Africa?

Will I need a Visa to do Volunteer Work in South Africa? Nationals from Australia, New Zealand, USA Canada and the European Union At this point in time you do not need a visa to enter SA. You will get a temporary Visitors Permit – valid for 90 days when you present your passport. Should you want to stay for longer than 90 days, you can either apply for a Visa in your ho…

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Volunteer Work in Australia

Volunteer work in South Africa – A Typical Day! If you are serious about living in South Africa and the environment, why not consider volunteer work in Zululand? Sometimes it is not always possible to find work in another country due to a number of factors. It is much easier to get here if you volunteer your services or skills. What you can expect on a typical day as a c…

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The Highest Paying Jobs in South Africa

The Highest Paying jobs in South Africa     If you are planning on immigrating to South Africa and have the necessary skills or degrees to apply for one of the following jobs, you will have the opportunity to earn a high salary and have a more than comfortable lifestyle. If you qualify for the job that you are applying for and get the required permits sorted out, you …

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10 Safest Places in Australia

The Ten Safest Places to Live in Australia   If you are immigrating to Australia or just going over for a visit, you might want to know where you should be heading off to first. Safety is a global concern and knowing which the safest places to be are will make it much easier for you to decide where it is that you want to live or visit. Here are the ten safest places in…

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