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.

Why South African millionaires are leaving

Immigration statistics for the past 15 years also indicates that South African millionaires are exchanging their country of birth for countries like Australia, the UK, Cyprus, Mauritius, the US and Canada.

Why South African Millionaires Are Leaving

South Africa suffered a huge impact and figures indicate that the Republic came in seventh overall in countries losing their wealthy to green pastures.

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Cape Town is third most affordable expat city in the world.

The top five most expensive cities have remained relatively stable. Moving from No. 3 to No. 2 this year, Hong Kong, with its currency pegged to the U.S. Dollar, is known for having one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. Zurich, Geneva and Bern all remained in the top 10, strengthening Switzerland’s position as one of the most expensive countries for expat…

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South Africa is the only country requiring unabridged birth certificate

The report also pointed to the loss in tourism income while the taxpayer is expected to fork out around R17.5 million for the biometric reader system to be installed at South African consulates and an additional R7 million for the same system at South African border posts.

South Africa Is The Only Country Requiring Unabridged Birth Certificate

The estimated net loss to the South African GDP is expected to be around R4.1bn, with a further loss o…

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Visa Transfers for lost, stolen or expired passports

A transfer of temporary residence visa applies to those whom require their current temporary residence visa to be transferred from an old , lost or stolen passport into a new one. The first step in this process is thus to obtain a new passport. Passport need to be applied for 30 days before expiring. Foreign nationals must apply for passports at their respective country's…

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Gigaba agrees SA’s immigration policy needs an overhaul to meet economic goals

The majority of asylum applicants were economic migrants, but SA’s 1999 white paper on immigration policy "doesn’t respond adequately, or even at all, (to) the challenges of economic migration", this is according to Gigaba, who was speaking at the start of a two-day colloquium on immigration in Pretoria.

Gigaba Agrees SA’S Immigration Policy Needs An Overhaul To Meet Economic Goals

The department will release a green paper for public consultation in M…

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South African Child Travel Regulations

“Martina Mookadam’s husband was travelling from the UK with her and their three children, aged 10, 14, and 15, when he was called to treat a patient from the royal family of a state in the Middle East,” Gift of the Givers founder, Imtiaz Sooliman, said in a statement. The husband is a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, in Arizona. They were on their way to visit family in S…

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DHA says new immigration legislation is a success

The refusals mostly affected neighbouring countries.

DHA Says New Immigration Legislation Is A Success

He said the legislation was not intended to stop any South African from travelling abroad, but simply to manage immigration and ensure specific security measures were in place to protect children.

“We were forced to put the measure in place as countries such as the US and the UK require the certificate, hence the numerous …

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Immigration regulations protecting children

"Among other things, the Children’s Act demands specifically the protection of children from abduction as it prohibits this horrendous act. Our concern has always been on promoting national security, which has a far-reaching impact on tourism as well. This I must reiterate: Our policy has never been tourism by any means possible."

Immigration Regulations Protecting Children

The statement was released to accompany the…

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Eight Key Steps to Fix South Africa's Migration Policy

Bernstein lays specific emphasis on the country’s current migration law, which is plagued with criticism, and says South Africa has to enthusiastically embrace migrants rather than begrudgingly allow them access to the country – this is especially valid in the case of those migrants bringing their skills with them, making a positive impact on the South African society and …

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Understanding Section 11(2) Work Permits (Visas)

For this visa to be granted the applicant will have to furnish proof that they are needed in South Africa for work or business related matters. These visas are valid for anything between 30 and 90 days but depend on what the applicant requested.• The Section 11 (2) approval letter is a permit allowing one to work in South Africa.• The Section 11 (2) permit cannot be change…

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