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.

 

Visa holders in South Africa will not be penalized for overstaying their visa conditions

If you are a foreign national stranded in South Africa by lockdown regulations you should read this.  After South Africa moved into the first phase of lockdown level 3 expats and tourists still stuck in the Republic might find it somewhat easier to travel home. The Department of Home Affairs has published a new directive focusing on travel restrictions in level 3 of lo…

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Expired Visas and Residency Permits to Remain Valid During Lockdown

Holders of expired (or soon to be expired) Visas and Residency Permits will retain their rights as stipulated in their visa without the risk of being penalized. Visa holders will be able to apply for visas if they have expired just before or during the nation-wide lockdown said the South African Department of Home Affairs in a statement. Temporary measures were introduc…

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Crossing South African borders could soon be much quicker

A streamlined passport and visa processing system is set to be introduced at four South African border posts which will see the end to excessively long ques especially during peak traveling periods like Easter and Christmas. Announced last week the Department of Home Affairs’ Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed that work has started on a new border system which will make it easi…

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Emigration inquiries soar as South Africans investigate their options

“Looking for a better future” is the number one reason given by South Africans interested in emigrating. Qualified engineers and experienced teachers were responsible for more than half of all immigration inquiries received by New World Immigration. Almost 20 000 South African families expressed their interest in immigrating to Australia but interestingly it was Canada …

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Emigration queries rose sharply in 2019

Immigration experts all agree that there has been a marked increase in the number of emigration queries they received in 2019. Some immigration lawyers say that there has been a 70 per cent increase in South Africans, from all backgrounds, requesting information about their emigration options and that many of these queries are motivated by a need to guarantee an improve…

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Travelling with Minors: It’s final; South African children still need supporting documents

South African children will only be allowed to cross borders if accompanying adults are able to produce the correct supporting documents but this rule no long applies to foreign children entering South Africa. If you are planning on travelling over South African borders this Christmas holiday you will still need supporting documents for every child traveling with you.  …

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SA Visa changes coming this month, promises to be good for everyone

South Africa will launch its new e-visa system this month and the pilot project will be undertaken at both OR Tambo and Lanseria airports in Gauteng.  The new visa is likely to make travelling to South Africa easier, less time consuming and much more attractive to frequent visitors such as those entering the country for business purposes and investors. According to the …

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South Africa: Home Affairs is planning to make visa applications easier

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsaledi, said that The South African Department of Home Affairs will do everything in its power to make it easier for non-nationals to apply for their South African visas New statistics showed that nearly 30,000 visa applications were unsuccessful this year and almost 40,000 were denied last year.  The Minister said that the…

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South Africa’s new e-visa system going online in November

A new electronic visa system will be introduced as a test system in South Africa in just a few weeks’ time.  The Department of Home Affairs said that the new system will make travelling to South Africa easier for tourists and will improve the department’s knowledge of who has entered the Republic.  The system will also allow the department to determine how long a visitor i…

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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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Minister Manuel says SA needs to re-design visas and work permits to attract investors

Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel last week said that South Africa’s visa and work permit requirements need to be re-designed if the country is to attract more off-shore investors. Speaking at the investor conference in Sandton last week Manual warned that the country’s lacking, complicated visa-system and several news-making issues experienced by the Department of …

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