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.

Foreign students must now show proof of medical aid cover

Essentially this means that any student planning on studying in South Africa must now prove that any medical treatment they might require during their stay in South Africa will not be a financial burden to the South African Government.

Foreign Students Must Now Proof Medical Aid Cover

The Department have said that the new allowance is in line with the Department’s effort to streamline and simplify the South African visa an…

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Deadline looming for Angolan special permits – South Africa

The various permits were issued under relaxed immigration regulations and were valid for a period of 2 years from date of issue. As a result, many start expiring in June 2015. Once expired, permit holders will be deemed illegal and could face deportation.

Deadline Looming For Angolan Special Permit South Africa

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, an organisation that offers programmes dealing with welfare, training and assistance…

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Sticky Visa South Africa – still a tourist favourite


Sticky Visa South Africa’– Still A Tourist Favourite

Following South Africa, in the sub-Saharan region, was the Seychelles at 54th and Mauritius at 56th.

For the first time leading the global pack is Spain at number one in the world’s TTCI. According to the report this is “…thanks to its cultural resources, infrastructure and adaptation to digital consumption habits”.

According to the report, “Many countries in the region are …

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Migration and your minor child

This is an addition to the existing prerequisites prescribing that a parent wishing to take their children out of the country is required to get the other parent’s permission. Proof of the consent must be contained in an affidavit concluded by the consenting parent.

Migration And Your Minor Child

In the 2011/2012 year Missing Children South Africa reported 345 cases of missing children. While a Global Re…

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Corporate visa holders can now apply for Critical Skills Visa

Announced last month, foreign nationals in South Africa now qualify to apply for the South African Critical Skills Work Visa. This decision comes in the light of government efforts to retain critically skilled foreign workers who would benefit the country’s economic growth plan.

Immigration Directive No 36 of 2014 (Critical Skills-Corporate visa) 

Corporate Visa Holders Can Now Apply For Critical Skills Visa

“South Africa has taken an …

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Hundreds in Johannesburg in New Immigration Checks


Hundreds In Johannesburg In New Immigration Checks

The South African Department of Home Affairs earlier this month announced that they would be checking detainees’ immigration documentation and would launch a full scale hunt for illegal immigrants living and working within the Republic’s borders.

Spokesman for the South African Police Service, Katlego Mokgale, said, every detained immigrant would be expected to deliver offi…

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South Africa dominates African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015


South Africa Dominates African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

The awards ceremony took place in Cape Town. The Western Cape’s Gansbaai was declared the overall winner with the judges describing it as a memorable destination that “demonstrated what tourism can do to make better places to live in and great places to visit”. Gaansbaai is a fishing town in the Overberg District municipality with a population of approximately 11 000 peopl…

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ISIS stopped in their tracks by strict South African travel legislation



ISIS Stopped In Their Tracks By Strict South African Travel Legislation

State Security Minister David Mahlobo said his department will focus on tackling rapidly growing non-traditional security threats to ensure the country’s economic and social security is safeguarded.

Speaking via the government news agency the Minister said this as security forces recently had to deal with attacks on foreign nationals and prevented a teenager from being recr…

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Asylum Seekers face exclusion - xenophobia redress

Holders of Refugee permits (section 24 permits) in the region may find solace in the fact that the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 makes provision for holders of this permit to benefit from and find relief under the social relief for distress grant. Find out now if you qualify for a SA Work Visa! Human Rights organisations record that a number of asylum seeker permit ho…

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Changes to the South African Visa and Immigration Rules you should know about

In the spate of controversial incidents of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the plight of foreign nationals being declared ‘undesirables’ for overstaying their visa regulations it is in the traveller and migrant’s best interest to understand these laws. But these laws can be complex with very specify limitations and allowances and anyone wishing to enter the Republic…

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