Visa application requirements

✓ Completed Visa application form

✓ Two passport size photographs

✓ Non refundable application fees as shown below

Visa fees

Single Entry Visa: US$30.00

Double Entry Visa: US$45.00

Multiple Entry Visa: US$55 (To be supported by a letter)

NB: Visa fees are subject to review

Business Visitor’s Visa

A business visa may be granted for a period of thirty (30) days and is non-renewable. This may be granted to personnel travelling for consultancy work. 


Contact information

The Principal Director
Department of Immigration
1st Floor Linquenda House
Nelson Mandela Avenue
P Bag 7717
Causeway, Harare
Tel: +263-4-791913/8
Web: http://www.zimimmigration.gov.zw/

The Department of Immigration is responsible for facilitating the entry into and departure of people from Zimbabwe. The services which the Department provides include; manning all border posts with adequately trained officers, and clearing bona fide travellers courteously and politely within 3 minutes of arrival at the officer’s desk and within a minute of arrival at the officer’s desk at points where there are computers.

Visitors to Zimbabwe must obtain a Visa from one of the Zimbabwean diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are eligible for Visa on arrival. As of November 2014 Zimbabwe and Zambia also offer a universal tourist Visa.

Zimbabwe Visa regime
Zimbabwe has 3 categories that guide Visa application:
Category A – Countries who nationals do not require visa; COMESA and SADC countries are in this category. 

Category B – Countries whose nationals who can obtain visas at the port of entry after paying visa fees.
Category C – Countries whose nationals are required to apply and obtain visas prior to travelling. They apply online.

An online Visa online for Zimbabwe is also available at: www.evisa.gov.zw

Visa application timelines

Visa application within seven (7) days

  • Urgent Visas within 24 hours
  • Investor Residence Permits within 6 weeks
  • Scholars’ and Students’ permits within 14 days
  • Acknowledge complaints within seven (7) days and conduct thorough investigations and furnish a response within 30 days
  • Deport prohibited persons within 14 days of apprehension and/or of a prohibition order being made
  • Carry out diplomatic accreditation within seven (7) days
angle-left Official ports of entry into Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is located between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers and is surrounded by Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. Below are the ports of entry into the country and their operating hours. 

Post

Country

Operating times

Beitbridge

South Africa

24 hours

Chirundu

Zambia

0600hrs - 2200hrs

Kariba

Zambia

0600hrs – 2200hrs

Victoria Falls

Zambia

0600hrs – 2200hrs

Kanyemba

Zambia

0600hrs – 1800hrs

Plumtree

Botswana

0600hrs – 2200hrs

Kazungula

Bostwana

0600hrs – 2000hrs

Pandamatenga

Botswana

0800hrs – 1700hrs

Mlambapele

Botswana

0730hrs – 1600hrs

Mphoengs

Bostwana

0600hrs – 1800hrs

Maitengwe

Botswana

0600hrs – 1800hrs

Mukumbura

Mozambique

0600hrs – 1800hrs

Forbes

Mozambique

0600hrs – 2000hrs

Nyamapanda

Mozambique

0600hrs – 2000hrs

Mt Selinda

Mozambique

0600hrs – 2000hrs

Sango

Mozambique

0600hrs – 1800hrs

Vic Falls Airport

 

0600hrs – 1800hrs