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.

Crossing Borders? Minors won’t need Unabridged Birth Certificates says Home Affairs

This is the time of year when we start thinking about the long upcoming summer school holiday. If you are a parent who is planning on traveling over a South African border with your minor child we have some good news (and some old news) for you. This is the time of year when we start thinking about the long upcoming summer school holiday. If you are a parent who is planni…

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Expats in South Africa say their lives are better since moving to Mzanzi

A new survey showed that almost two-thirds of expats and migrants who moved to South Africa say their quality of life is better than it was in their home countries. The newest HSBC report showed that 62% of expats say they are happier since moving to South Africa and they plan on staying for the long haul.  More than half of the expats interviewed said they saw themselv…

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The new South African child passport is making traveling a lot easier for parents

Getting a new upgraded child passport will make traveling over South African borders a lot easier for parents. The new upgraded passport is much more user friendly and takes only days to be issued. In 2014, then Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba introduced strict new rules for traveling in and out of the country with minors.  The rules were designed to combat seriou…

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Spouses and Children Now Able to Change Status in South Africa

Newly announced changes to South Africa’s immigration law means that it is now possible for foreign partners and children of South African permanent residents and citizens to apply for long-term visas granting them more rights and privileges. Great news for foreigners living in South Africa! Before Directive 7 of 2019 of the South African Immigration act was passed earl…

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Bigger than anticipated, changes to SA’s Critical Skills List are expected

The news that changes to South Africa’s Critical Skills List could come into effect in April 2019 has been met with some trepidation after a draft Critical Skills List was circulated.   In September 2018, then Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced that a new Critical Skills List is expected to be released in April 2019 a draft version of thi…

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Traveling to South Africa? Here’s your Border Entry Checklist

If you are visiting South Africa on a South African visitors’ visa you are in for a real treat! South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful countries. In fact the online magazine CEO World rated South Africa as the fifth most beautiful country in the world behind countries like New Zealand and Canada, and The British Travel Company agreed!   To make your trip memor…

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Visiting Sunny South Africa will soon be even easier!

Beautiful South Africa has more than the Big Five to offer visitors.  This, the most Southern tip of the continent and the doorway to the rest of Africa, is also home to unique national parks, 46 bright Blue Flag beaches, bustling cities bursting with culture and 10 UNESCO heritage sites – making it the perfect travel destination. But did you know that the South African…

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Home Affairs relaxes rules for traveling with children

In breaking news; South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has announced that the requirements for children travelling through South African ports of entry have been relaxed. Since the inception of the rules in 2014 it has been a bone of contention for many families’ travelling and holiday plans when parents could not present the paperwork needed to bring their childre…

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This is South Africa’s new Home Affairs Minister

After the unsurprising resignation of controversial and shamed former Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, South Africa waited in bated breath to see who President Ramaphosa would appoint to mop up the Malusi mess. Yesterday, during a cabinet reshuffle announcement, the president announced that Siyabonga Cwele will be South Africa’s new Home Affairs Minister. We too…

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Controversial Home Affairs Minister, Gigaba, Resigns

This week's biggest local news must have been the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba will no longer serve as Minister of Home Affairs and is expected to be replaced by Blade Nzimande, Minister of Transport. "The President has accepted the Minister’s resignation and expressed his appreciation for Minister’s Gigaba longstanding service to the gover…

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