South Africa

If in need of a change of scenery and open to diversity, South Africa is the country of choice to commence a new start. If you are looking to immigrate to the culture-rich South Africa the New World Immigration blog intends to provide you with easy accessible information on immigration and various visa applications. Get clued up and make the immigration to South Africa a simple, stress-free experience with New World Immigration.

Visa holders in South Africa will not be penalized for overstaying their visa conditions

If you are a foreign national stranded in South Africa by lockdown regulations you should read this.  After South Africa moved into the first phase of lockdown level 3 expats and tourists still stuck in the Republic might find it somewhat easier to travel home. The Department of Home Affairs has published a new directive focusing on travel restrictions in level 3 of lo…

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Expired Visas and Residency Permits to Remain Valid During Lockdown

Holders of expired (or soon to be expired) Visas and Residency Permits will retain their rights as stipulated in their visa without the risk of being penalized. Visa holders will be able to apply for visas if they have expired just before or during the nation-wide lockdown said the South African Department of Home Affairs in a statement. Temporary measures were introduc…

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Crossing South African borders could soon be much quicker

A streamlined passport and visa processing system is set to be introduced at four South African border posts which will see the end to excessively long ques especially during peak traveling periods like Easter and Christmas. Announced last week the Department of Home Affairs’ Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed that work has started on a new border system which will make it easi…

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Emigration inquiries soar as South Africans investigate their options

“Looking for a better future” is the number one reason given by South Africans interested in emigrating. Qualified engineers and experienced teachers were responsible for more than half of all immigration inquiries received by New World Immigration. Almost 20 000 South African families expressed their interest in immigrating to Australia but interestingly it was Canada …

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Emigration queries rose sharply in 2019

Immigration experts all agree that there has been a marked increase in the number of emigration queries they received in 2019. Some immigration lawyers say that there has been a 70 per cent increase in South Africans, from all backgrounds, requesting information about their emigration options and that many of these queries are motivated by a need to guarantee an improve…

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Travelling with Minors: It’s final; South African children still need supporting documents

South African children will only be allowed to cross borders if accompanying adults are able to produce the correct supporting documents but this rule no long applies to foreign children entering South Africa. If you are planning on travelling over South African borders this Christmas holiday you will still need supporting documents for every child traveling with you.  …

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SA Visa changes coming this month, promises to be good for everyone

South Africa will launch its new e-visa system this month and the pilot project will be undertaken at both OR Tambo and Lanseria airports in Gauteng.  The new visa is likely to make travelling to South Africa easier, less time consuming and much more attractive to frequent visitors such as those entering the country for business purposes and investors. According to the …

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South Africa: Home Affairs is planning to make visa applications easier

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsaledi, said that The South African Department of Home Affairs will do everything in its power to make it easier for non-nationals to apply for their South African visas New statistics showed that nearly 30,000 visa applications were unsuccessful this year and almost 40,000 were denied last year.  The Minister said that the…

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South Africa’s new e-visa system going online in November

A new electronic visa system will be introduced as a test system in South Africa in just a few weeks’ time.  The Department of Home Affairs said that the new system will make travelling to South Africa easier for tourists and will improve the department’s knowledge of who has entered the Republic.  The system will also allow the department to determine how long a visitor i…

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Crossing Borders? Minors won’t need Unabridged Birth Certificates says Home Affairs

This is the time of year when we start thinking about the long upcoming summer school holiday. If you are a parent who is planning on traveling over a South African border with your minor child we have some good news (and some old news) for you. This is the time of year when we start thinking about the long upcoming summer school holiday. If you are a parent who is planni…

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