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.

Brits are put off by SA’s new visa rules

A online survey undertaken by The Telegraph, one of the United Kingdom’s most respected websites having influence as far as Australia and New Zealand, have come up with alarming results indicating that South Africa's new visa rules, which came into effect today, are not being well received. South Africa's new rules on travelling with children will require an unabridged bi…

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South African Critical Skills list

The Minister, in consultation with the Department of Labour and Trade and Industry, identify areas of scarce, critical and special skills required by the South African economy and draws up a list of professional categories and occupational classes needed each year. Permits are then made available for the various categories.

South African Critical Skills List

The Minister therefore has the discretion to remov…

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Stricter immigration regulations aim to root out Marriages of Convenience

A marriage of convenience is defined as marrying a South African citizen in order to qualify for residence rights in SA. This arrangement is seen as fraudulent as persons in such arrangements do not qualify for a permit. Where a permit was obtained under such arrangement, the permit will be withdrawn.Find out if you qualify for a spousal visa. The new immigration regulati…

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Immigration Directive NO 8 of 2015

Please be informed that with effect from the 1st of May 2015 a holder of a valid temporary residence visa issued for the categories mentioned below will be allowed to register and undertake part-time studies with Institutions of Higher Learning as defined by the Immigration Regulations of the immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) during the validity period of their re…

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Operation Fiela: Raids Illegal Immigrants

This operation, known as Operation Fiela, has seen the – amongst similar raids - the arrest of 235 illegal immigrants who took shelter at the Central Methodist Church, a renowned shelter for refugees in downtown Johannesburg, on 9 May.

Operation Fiela Raids Illegal Immigrants

“Large sections of police have been unleashed on people,” Steve Faulkner, of the Coalition of Movements Against Xenophobia, told reporters.…

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Stakeholders call new travel rules contradictory but Government defends it

Chohan, speaking at a public debate that focused on xenophobia and challenges with the country's migration policy, she said that the country’s migration laws had been open to abuse for too long, “South Africa has had a very liberal visa system and it was significantly abused.” President of the Skilled Foreign Nationals in South Africa, Steve Arowolo, opened the debate by …

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South African Requirements for Minors Travelling Internationally

South African Requirements for Minors Travelling Internationally 1. Child In alternative care 1.1 Valid Passport1.2 Valid Visa, if required;1.3 Letter from the Provincial Head of Department of Social Development where the child resides authorizing his or her departure from the Republic as contemplated in section 169 of the Children’s Act. 2. Minor accompanied by both hi…

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Travellers without new visa docs face immediate deportation

South African Airways announced in a letter to all its foreign based offices that travel partners that it would heed South African travel laws in terms of travelling with minors which comes into effect on 1 June, 2015. The letter stated that, "All children under the age of 18, regardless of nationality when traveling to or from South Africa will be required to have additi…

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DHA establishes Corporate Accounts Status

The Status was established in partnership with the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, the Gauteng Investment Centre (GIC) and VFS Global and aims to mitigate the burdens and difficulties faced by senior executive members of recognized companies from renewing and applying for their visas. Executives who are holders of temporary residence visas as well as other foreign …

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Migration Inspectors to visit SA businesses

In an official statement Cabinet highlighted that the purpose of “Operation Fiela” was to root out illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings, undocumented migrants, human trafficking, and general lawlessness.To date a total of 889 arrests have been made and of this figure 745 people were arrested for being in the country illegally.Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba s…

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