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.

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Brain drain accelerates due to Civil Unrest

Thanks to the ongoing civil unrest, a large number of highly skilled individuals are fleeing the Rainbow Nation at a rapid pace. This is according to Robbie Ragless, Director of New World Immigration, who also stated that at the current rate of inquiries, immigration has never been a more serious consideration for skilled professionals. The violent protests have harmed So…

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Uncertainty looms for Zimbabwean permits in South Africa

Panic has gripped Zimbabweans in neighbouring South Africa as the expiry date of their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs) approaches. ZEPs are set to expire on December 31 and it is unclear whether they will be renewed. Every time the documents, which were first issued in 2010, expire, there is confusion, but this time, reports that the government will not issue new permi…

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Department of Home Affairs announces another automatic extension

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs, has extended the validity period of legally issued Long and short-term visas that expired during the lockdown period to 30 September 2021. This means that Foreign Nationals who have not left South Africa since the declaration of the National State of Disaster in March 2020 and those who arrived with valid visas between Decemb…

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ICT Occupations, among others, needed in South Africa

With so many people working from home and most businesses needing to be more innovative with the way they operate as a result of the pandemic, demand in certain industries is currently booming in South Africa. IT, business management and finance sectors are undoubtedly the most sought-after, followed by the sales, admin, office support and architecture & engineering…

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Use the correct procedure to obtain your Visa for South Africa or you may face jail time

When applying for your South African residence permits and visas, make sure that you follow the correct application procedures or follow dire consequences. South African authorities have encouraged foreign nationals to apply for visas or residency permits using the official procedures set out by the South African Department of Home Affairs. Commenting on the issue of un…

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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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