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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.

Table Mountain is Calling!

Table Mountain is calling! Buying Property near one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature So you are immigrating to SA, but where do you live once you get here? Why not consider the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town as the place you choose to settle down? Fun in the sun on the white beaches, views to die for, a variety of interesting people and Table Mountain are only a few …

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South African Citizenship

How you can Obtain SA Citizenship     Citizenship by Birth – who qualifies? Any person born in SA before October 6, 1995 Any person who was born on or after the above mentioned date and one of his/her parents is a permanent resident or SA citizen. The mother of anyone born after this date must have been a citizen of the country when the child was born. Any person…

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Intercountry Adoption in Australia - part 2

Inter - country Adoption - Aussie Rules and Regulations – PART 2   In past one, we discussed the Hague Convention, who may adopt and the requirements that there are involved in adopting a child in Australia.  Who Can Be Adopted Eligibility Requirements The requirements might vary depending on which State you are in. In most cases the child you wish to adopt must be …

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Intercountry Adoption in Australia

Inter - country Adoption - Aussie Rules and Regulations - PART 1     The Hague Convention Every single inter-country adoption in the country needs to meet the requirements of this Convention. The Hague Convention states that Australia is only allowed to receive children from other countries and is not allowed to place Australian children with families from other cou…

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Picking the best school for your child in SA

Choosing the Right School for your Children in South Africa When it comes to choosing a school for your child, it can sometimes seem like a major task. If you know what you should be looking for, it will make the job a lot easier. Even though basic education is available to all South Africans, the more that you are willing to spend on school fees does have an impact on t…

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Australia Travel Tips

Australia’s Travel Tips and Advice – Making the most of your Holiday You are clearly reading this if you are thinking of travelling of immigrating to Australia.  Personal Security         Even though Australia has a very stable political system and relatively low crime rate, you should still take note of your surroundings when you are in another country. You need …

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Cultural Differences between Ausies and Saffas

Cultural Differences between South African’s and Australians? As a company that assists clients with South Africa and Australia migration, we are often asked to compare the two countries. I got to thinking about how Australians and South Africans might generally differ. I would like some comments on what you think.  So far there are four main themes that come up when I …

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The Dingos got my Baby - Part 2

See part one of the blog here.  Due to  blood stains   allegedly found in the front seat of the car and cut marks in the clothing, Lindy was found to be guilty and sentenced to Life Imprisonment and hard labour. She still insisted that a Dingo had run off with her baby in the night. She accused the court and proceedings as being biased and unprofessional. Several attempts …

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The Difference Between a Life Partner Permit and a Spousal Permit

The Differences between a life a partner permit and a spousal permit! Life Partner Permits     These permits are issued to people who are in serious relationships, where one person is a South African citizen or Permanent resident and they would like their partner to immigrate to SA. Common law marriage and two people who are living together would fall into this categ…

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What is the Skilled Points Assessment

What is a skills assessment and happens during this process?   You then look on either the SOL or the CSOL list and find your occupation title. Each occupation on this list will have the name of an assessing authority next to it. What does this mean? Every skilled person wanting to apply under this route will need to have their skills assessed by the assessing author…

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Does South Africa allow Dual Citizenship

Yes, it is possible for a South African Citizen to hold dual citizenship (be a citizen of more than one country). However, in order to make this possible a South African Citizen aged 18 years or older must apply to the Department of Home Affairs for the retention of their citizenship. Under the South African Citizenship Act one is only able to retain your South African Cit…

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Department of Home Affairs Acknowledgement of Receipt – Your Golden Ticket

When an application for a temporary residence visa/permit is made you should always make sure that you are issued with an “Acknowledgement of Receipt“. This Receipt allows you to remain in South Africa for the duration that your application is being processed as well as enter and exit the Republic. – Even if the current visa/permit in your passport has expired. You can tr…

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Celebrating Australia Day – 7 Easy Steps to Make the Most of it

Celebrating Australia Day – 7 Easy Steps to Make the Most of it! Australia Day happens on the 26th of January every year. It is the day where Australians reflect on what they have managed to achieve in the past. This public holiday is celebrated across the country by millions of Aussies.       1. Choose the way that you want to celebrate The way that you decide to …

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Australian Medicare - Free??

If you live in Australia, you will be covered by a Government Scheme called Medicare. It is a national health care organization that gives you free treatment in all public hospitals and provides you with lower rates for doctors and other specialist that work outside of hospitals. Private health care insurance works with the public system in order to offer members a broad c…

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The New Immigration Law Changes - How this will affect you

New South African Immigration Laws: What does this mean for you? There seems to be a lot of confusion around the New Immigration Laws coming into play this year. We have collected some of the frequently asked questions relating to each change. Question: With this new law coming into effect what will happen to permits that were issued last year? Answer: …

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Super Reasons to Immigrate to Australia

Super Reasons to Immigrate to Australia If you are looking to get out of the country that you are currently living in, but not 100% sure where you should be going. The job opportunities With all the drama that has gone over the last few years in Australia, it is almost impossible to NOT get a job. A great health care system Medicare provides everyone with the basic he…

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Your Rights as a South African – Part 2

Your Rights as a South African – Part 2! This is part two of your rights as a South African citizen. This is important information for all who are already living in SA and for those who intend immigrating here. Freedom of occupation, trade and profession – You may do whatever type of work you choose. It is up to you to make sure that what you are doing is not against the…

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Fast, Free Friendly Expert Advice on Immigrating to South Africa

by Charl Vollmer Immigrating to South Africa is an exciting opportunity but at the same time this can be your greatest challenge. Every year, South Africa welcomes thousands of new residents who either immigrate permanently or temporarily. Applying for your visa or permit is a daunting and complex process, especially with the new immigration rules being amended to the im…

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Your Rights as a South African

Your Rights as a South African – Part 1! Citizens of South Africa have certain responsibilities and rights. These rights have been given to all of us through the Constitution. SA citizens also have the right to services that the government provides us with. If you know what your rights are, you will have the ability to fight for them and this will in turn improve the live…

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Brain Gain

  Skilled Workers Coming Back to South Africa It seems that that highly skilled people are starting to come back to South Africa after years of working abroad - according to employment figures that were recently released. According to employment figures releases by Adcorp, since the global crisis that occurred in 2008-2009, about 359 000 highly skilled South Africa citi…

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