2018 set to bring new (official) emigration record for South Africans leaving SA

Whilst the unofficial amount is undoubtedly far higher, a new official emigration record is being predicted for 2018. The experts say more South Africans are leaving than ever before. Why? Need they still ask? With so much going on in South Africa practically every day, South Africans are set to break their own emigration record […]
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Life in the UK Test – proving your knowledge of life in the UK

The Life in the UK Test is part of the KoLL requirement – Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK. Persons who want to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship have to fulfil this KoLL requirement. The Life in the UK test is thus the one part of […]
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South African Expats (SAFFAs) with Kids Take Six Months to Settle but it Makes Families Closer

Despite the benefits of raising a family abroad, parents and children alike take time to settle into their new life. However, the challenge can bring families closer together, according to new data. Almost half of expat parents say their children take longer than six months to feel at home in their new country, with 25% […]
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Finding Expat Schools In New Zealand

Many expat families opt to place their children in one of New Zealand’s excellent public or private schools. There are more than 20 schools in New Zealand, most in the Auckland area, that offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Some are private and some are state-sponsored. More than a dozen schools offer the Primary Years […]
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A white family from SA’s refugee claim for asylum in Canada rejected

A white family from South Africa has had their refugee claim for asylum in Canada rejected, having been accused of submitting “white-supremacist hate literature” to bolster their claims of violence by the black majority in their homeland. The claim of the family of six was based on being white South Africans at risk of persecution […]
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Refugee status no easy way out

AfriForum often receives enquiries about refugee status because people feel increasingly unsafe. The civil rights organisation is convinced that Afrikaners – who know no other home – are able to lead a meaningful and sustainable existence in peace with other communities, here on the southernmost tip of Africa. Even if you are worried about the […]
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Elderly Dependent Visa – bringing your parents or grandparents to the UK

The UK Elderly Dependent Visa offers the opportunity for a UK sponsor to bring an elderly dependent to the UK. One of the biggest concerns for expats is whether their parents will be able to join them in the UK. This is, of course, an understandable concern, as it is often difficult for parents and/or […]
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5 Solid Reasons Why Many South African Expats Are Returning Back

Though, most of the South African expats never return back to their homeland, however, in recent years, the numbers shot up of expats returning back to the South Africa. We have compiled 5 reasons that convince the expats to return to their homeland. 5 – Culture A lot of Saffas fail to adapt to the […]
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10 interesting facts about South African football players abroad

South Africa  have some top talent abroad. Check out the following to find out who they are: 1. FC Qarabağ, the club that Dino Ndlovu plays for, has been playing away from its home for 26 years because of political problems between Azerbaijan and Armenia. 2. Joburg-born Jacobs brothers hold the unique record of having […]
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Expats: Customs Requirements For Entry To America

Household goods and other personal belongings owned and used for at least one year may be taken into America duty free. A complete list of items and valuations is necessary. Items must remain in your possession for at least one year after your arrival in America. Disposing of them in any way during the first […]
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