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.

The long wait for visas could soon be over says DHA

According to news reports the Department of Home Affairs will be piloting an international permit hub in Pretoria, with Nigeria, India, and Kenya being used as test cases for expediting issuing of visas and permits.

The Long Wait For Visas Could Soon Be Over Says DHA

The three countries were chosen for this pilot due to the high numbers of applications.
The announcement was made by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at a rou…

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South African tourist visa regulations come under fire

According to the article by Professor Wolfgang Thome the Nairobi based VFS Global – Information Desk South Africa Visa Application Centre in fact confirmed a few days ago that the required hotel bookings applicants must show to qualify for a visa, cannot be done through a travel agent or one of the common hotel booking platforms like or but must be …

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Mugabe praises SA’s Zimbabwean Special Permit

According to news reports on Thursday President Robert Mugabe thanked South Africa for "taking care" of Zimbabweans who live and work in the country and called for support for President Jacob Zuma.

Mugabe Praises SA’S Zimbabwean Special Permit

"You know that we owe you not just a gesture of thankfulness, which we must express, but we owe you that thankfulness for the tolerance there has been on the part of the govern…

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Strict South African child visa rules could protect children against ISIS

A 15-year-old girl was taken off a British Airways flight in Cape Town on Sunday, after her relative’s contacted authorities reporting her disappearance from her parent’s home.

Strict South African Child Visa Rules Could Protect Children Against ISIS

A 15-year-old girl was taken off a British Airways flight in Cape Town on Sunday, after her relative’s contacted authorities reporting her disappearance from her parent’s home.

According to the Depart…

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Department of tourism proposing a delay in travel document requirements for children

Speaking to Traveller24 spokesperson for the Department of Tourism Praveen Naidoo stated that Minister Derek Hanekom’s department had requested an extension of the implementation date of this regulation.

Department Of Tourism Proposing A Delay In Travel Document Requirements For Children

Hanekom has apparently pointed out that the matter needs to be addressed urgently since the costs, time and effort expected from visitors in order to meet the requirements …

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Zuma's son wants foreigners out of the country

“We need to be aware that as a country we are sitting on a ticking time bomb of them [foreigners] taking over the country.

Zumas Son Wants Foreigners Out Of The Country

"The reason why I am saying that is because some of the foreigners are working for private security companies where they have been employed for cheap labour. These companies are running away from complying with South African labour laws,” said the presi…

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Introduction to the South African Critical Skills Visa

The Immigration Act of 2002 allows for the Minister of Home Affairs to consult with the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Trade and Industry in order to identify areas of scarce, critical and special skills required by the South African economy each year. A list of professional categories and occupational classes are then identified and work permits made available.The…

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Decline in BRICS Tourism a Cause for Visa Regulation Rethink

This based on the STATS SA tourism figures for 2014, released on Tuesday, indicating that arrivals from China dropped 24.6% from 110 035 in 2013 to 82 905 in 2014, arrivals from India dropped 8.4% from 93 583 to 85 639, and arrivals from Brazil dropped 14.6% from 45 813 to 39 082.

Decline In BRICS Tourism A Cause For Visa Regulation Rethink

Vos writes: “It is clear that the visa regulations requiring in-person applications have devas…

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No ruling as yet on constitutionality of immigration laws

This follows the department’s application to appeal a Western Cape High Court’s decision granting temporary relief that two families separated by the new immigration regulation be allowed re-entry into the country. Brent Johnson and Cherene Delore were separated from their foreign spouses after they were declared “undesirable” and could not enter South Africa. Delore’s Z…

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Final Zimbabwean Special Permit deadline looming

Mr Gigaba told reporters at a VFS Global centre in Johannesburg that the process of regularising the stay of thousands of Zimbabweans living, studying and working in SA was moving smoothly, with shorter queues and a reduced likelihood of bribery and corruption than in 2010 during the DZP process.

Final Zimbabwean Special Permit Deadline Looming

The Zimbabwe Special Permit is given to Zimbabweans who hold the DZP permit an…

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