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Zimbabwe Visa Requirements

Category A and B passport holders staying for short term holiday purposes can enter Zimbabwe with a minimum of formalities.

A Visa to enter Zimbabwe is required by several nationalities, please read the full details listed below.

Visa Categories

Zimbabwe has 3 visa categories:

Category A: Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Visa. No action required, you will be granted easy entry at any border post.

Category B: Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe visa at the port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. These visas are easiest obtained on your arrival at the Airport or border post. If you get them done via an agency in your home country they will often cost you quite a bit more and be a lot more hassle.

If you are intending to visit Zambia as well then the Kaza / UniVisa is your most economical choice. Read More



Category C: Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. You can apply through a Zimbabwe High Commission in your home or neighbouring country or an easier way is to apply online - click on this link Zimbabwe e-visa for details

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Find out the Category of your country in the tables below.

Passport Requirements

All Categories need:-

• Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry.
• Return ticket to your country (or enough money to buy one)
• Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Zimbabwe
• Enough blank pages in your passport to fit the required entry visa.

Visa Types

Single Entry visa allows for entry into Zimbabwe one time. Once you exit Zimbabwe, the visa cannot be used again.

Double Entry visa allows for up to two entries into Zimbabwe. Valid up to 90 days from the date of issue. Once you have used it for the two entries and two exits, the visa cannot be used again.

Multiple Entry visas - CANNOT be obtained at the port of entry into Zimbabwe. You may enter Zimbabwe on a single entry visa and then obtain a Multiple Entry Visa from the town office - but this may take up to 7 working days to be issued and in many cases is declined - if you need to enter 3 or 4 times rather buy a single entry and then a double entry visa or two doubles, which is a perfectly accepted by immigration.

Children - As of June 2012 - Zimbabwe will now be charging FULL VISA fees for any individual who is required to have a VISA despite their age. This includes infants and children who were previously being exempted from this. This has been imposed with immediate effect.

Zimbabwe Visa Fees

Visitors coming from Category B countries (listed below) will need to pay a fee for their visa when they arrive at the port of entry, whether it is at the land border or at the airport. Category C nationals who applied for a visa online will also need to pay for their visa on arrival. We strongly advise these visitors to have cash for their visas as credit card machines have become more and more unreliable when it comes to payments for visas.

Here is the fee structure for Zimbabwe visas:

ZIMBABWE VISA FEES

Single Entry US$ 30
Double Entry US$ 45
Multiple Entry - See notes above US$ 55

Visa Requirements

See the tables below to find out if you will need a visa to go to Zimbabwe. If you plan on travelling to Zambia as well, read this Zambia Visa page.

CATEGORY A:
Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Zimbabwe Visa.

Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Cayman Islands
Congo (DRC)
Cyprus
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Hong Kong
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Leeward Islands
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Samoa Western
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
St Kitts
St Lucia
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turk & Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

South Africa - gratis (FREE) visas issued at point of entry


CATEGORY B:
Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe Visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. See costs below

Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Austria
Australia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bermuda
Bosnia-Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Burundi
Brazil
Brunei
*Canada
Cape Verde Islands
**China
Comoros Islands
Cook Islands
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominic Rep
Egypt
Estonia
Equatorial Guinea
Finland
France
French Polynesia
French West Indies
Gibraltar
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Haiti
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran
*Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea (South)
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macau
Marshall Island
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Northern Mariana
Norway
Palau Island
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Russia
Rwanda
Samao (America)
Sao Tome
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
*United Kingdom
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Vatican
Virgin Islands

* See CATEGORY B: Exceptions Table below

**Only Chinese tourists travelling as a group cleared by Tour Operators and Travel Agencies in the People's Republic of China qualify. Chinese business persons and other citizens of the People's Republic of China as approved by their government need to apply for visas online.

CATEGORY B: EXCEPTIONS
British and Irish  
Single Entry US$ 55
Double Entry US$ 70
   
Canada  
Single Entry US$ 75

 

CATEGORY C:
Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling.

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Afghanistan
Albania
Anguilla
Armenia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central Africa Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Congo (Brazzaville)
Costa Rica
Conakry
Cote d'Voire (Ivory Coast)
Djibouti Rep
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
French Guiana
Gabon
Gambia
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
India
Iraq
Jordan
Korea (DPRK)
Kosovo
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norfolk Islands
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Refugee
Reunion
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sri Lanka
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen Rep
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Visa Fees

CATEGORY C: ZIMBABWE VISA FEES
Single Entry US$30 to US$100

Category C nationals can apply for a single or double entry Zimbabwe visa

British Passports Holders

You need a Zimbabwe visa to visit Zimbabwe. This can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in London or on arrival in Zimbabwe.  To be honest it is easier and in most cases cheaper just to get one at the port of entry.

The current charge for a single entry Zimbabwe visa issued on arrival is US$ 55 and US$ 70 for a Double Entry Zimbabwe visa, although this could change at any stage. If you have not obtained a Zimbabwe visa before travelling, you should bring enough cash with you to pay for your visa on arrival - (no credit/debit cards or cheques).

Visitors are currently being given entry permission for anything up to 90 days but you are strongly advised to check that the number of days given at the port of entry covers your intended period of stay, although you can apply to have this period renewed and extended if required.

USA Passport Holders

You need a Zimbabwe visa to visit Zimbabwe, this can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in the United States or on arrival in Zimbabwe.  To be honest it is easier and in most cases cheaper just to get one at the port of entry.

The current charge for a single entry Zimbabwe visa issued on arrival is US$ 30 and US$ 45 for a Double Entry Zimbabwe visa, although this could change at any stage. If you have not obtained a Zimbabwe visa before travelling, you should bring enough cash with you to pay for your visa on arrival - (no credit/debit cards or cheques).



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Zimbabwe Embassies and Consulates Overseas

Australia
High Commission Of Zimbabwe, 11 Culgoa Circuit, O'Mally, Canberra, ACT 2606
Tel:
+61 2 6286 2281 +61 2 6286 2303 +61 2 6286 2700
Fax: 290 1680

Austria
High Commission Of Zimbabwe, 11 Culgoa Circuit, O'Mally, Canberra, ACT 2606
Tel:
+61 2 6286 2281 +61 2 6286 2303 +61 2 6286 2700
Fax: 290 1680

Belgium
Embassy of Zimbabwe
Square Joséphine Charlotte 11, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: (+32) 2 762 58 08
Fax: (+32) 27629605, (+32) 27756510

Botswana
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
1st Floor, IGI Building, PO Box 1232, Gaborone
Tel: 314495 Fax: 305863

Canada
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
332 Somerset St West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J9
Tel: (613) 237 4388 Fax: 563 8269

France
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe
5 Rue de Tilsitt, 75008, Paris
Tel: 01 53 81 90 10 Fax: 01 53 81 90 190

Germany
Embassy of Zimbabwe
Kommandantenstrasse 80, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2062263 Fax: +49 30 20455062

India
Embassy Of Zimbabwe
4, Poorvi Marg Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057
Tel: (+91) 11 2611 0430 / 31, (+91) 11 2615 4313 / 2614 4314
Fax: (+91) 11-2611 4316

Italy
Embassy Of Zimbabwe
Via Virgilio, 8, Int. 8, 00193 Roma
Tel: (+39) 06 6830 8282, (+39) 06 6830 8273
Fax: (+39) 06 6830 8324

Consulate General in Milan
Viale Abruzzi 91, Milano 20134
Tel: (+39) 800 90 99 99
Fax: (+39) 02 49 665 244

Kenya
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
6th Floor Minnet ICDC Building, Mamlanka Rd, PO 30806, Nairobi
Tel: (02) 721071

Malaysia
Embassy Of Zimbabwe
124, Jalan Sembilan
Taman Ampang Utama
68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+60) 3 4251 6779 / 82
Fax: (+60) 3 4251 7252

 

Malawi
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
7th Floor Gemini House, PO Box 30187, Lilongwe
Tel: 784988

Mozambique
High Commissioner Of Zimbabwe
Ave Kenneth Kaunda 816/820, Caixa Poatal 743, Maputo
Tel: (1) 499404 Fax: (1) 492293

Consulate Of Zimbabwe
617 Rua Francisco Dechage Almeda, Ponde Gea, P.O. Box 649, Beira
Tel: (3) 327950
Fax : (3) 328942

Namibia
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
Gamsberg Building, PO Box 23056, Windhoek
Tel: (061) 227738
Fax: 226859

South Africa
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
798 Mertons, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: (021) 342 5125

Consulate of Zimbabwe
20 Anderson Street, Johannesburg 2000
Tel: (011) 838 2156
Fax: 838 5620

Consulate Of Zimbabwe
55 Kuyper St, Cape Town

Sweden
Embassy of Zimbabwe
Herserudsvgen 5A, 7th floor.
181 34 Lidingö
Box 3253
103 65 Stockholm
Tel: (+46) 8 765 53 80
Fax: (+46) 8 21 91 32

Tanzania
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
6th Floor New Life House, Sokaine Drive/Ohio St,
PO Box 20762, Dar es Salaam
Tel: 514 6259

UK
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe House, 429 The Strand, London WC2R 0SA
Tel: (0171) 836 7755
Fax: 379 1167

USA
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe
1608 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Tel: (202) 332 7100
Fax: 438 9326

 

Australia
High Commission Of Zimbabwe, 11 Culgoa Circuit, O'Mally, Canberra, ACT 2606
Tel: +61 2 6286 2281 +61 2 6286 2303 +61 2 6286 2700
Fax: 290 1680

Austria
High Commission Of Zimbabwe, 11 Culgoa Circuit, O'Mally, Canberra, ACT 2606
Tel: +61 2 6286 2281 +61 2 6286 2303 +61 2 6286 2700
Fax: 290 1680

Belgium
Embassy of Zimbabwe
Square Joséphine Charlotte 11, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: (+32) 2 762 58 08
Fax: (+32) 27629605, (+32) 27756510

Botswana
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
1st Floor, IGI Building, PO Box 1232, Gaborone
Tel: 314495 Fax: 305863

Canada
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
332 Somerset St West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J9
Tel: (613) 237 4388 Fax: 563 8269

France
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe
5 Rue de Tilsitt, 75008, Paris
Tel: 01 53 81 90 10 Fax: 01 53 81 90 190

Germany
Embassy of Zimbabwe
Kommandantenstrasse 80, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2062263 Fax: +49 30 20455062

India
Embassy Of Zimbabwe
4, Poorvi Marg Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057
Tel: (+91) 11 2611 0430 / 31, (+91) 11 2615 4313 / 2614 4314
Fax: (+91) 11-2611 4316

Italy
Embassy Of Zimbabwe
Via Virgilio, 8, Int. 8, 00193 Roma
Tel: (+39) 06 6830 8282, (+39) 06 6830 8273
Fax: (+39) 06 6830 8324

Consulate General in Milan
Viale Abruzzi 91, Milano 20134
Tel: (+39) 800 90 99 99
Fax: (+39) 02 49 665 244

Kenya
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
6th Floor Minnet ICDC Building, Mamlanka Rd, PO 30806, Nairobi
Tel: (02) 721071

Malaysia
Embassy Of Zimbabwe
124, Jalan Sembilan
Taman Ampang Utama
68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+60) 3 4251 6779 / 82
Fax: (+60) 3 4251 7252

Malawi
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
7th Floor Gemini House, PO Box 30187, Lilongwe
Tel: 784988

Mozambique
High Commissioner Of Zimbabwe
Ave Kenneth Kaunda 816/820, Caixa Poatal 743, Maputo
Tel: (1) 499404 Fax: (1) 492293

Consulate Of Zimbabwe
617 Rua Francisco Dechage Almeda, Ponde Gea, P.O. Box 649, Beira
Tel: (3) 327950
Fax : (3) 328942

Namibia
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
Gamsberg Building, PO Box 23056, Windhoek
Tel: (061) 227738
Fax: 226859

South Africa
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
798 Mertons, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: (021) 342 5125

Consulate of Zimbabwe
20 Anderson Street, Johannesburg 2000
Tel: (011) 838 2156
Fax: 838 5620

Consulate Of Zimbabwe
55 Kuyper St, Cape Town

Sweden
Embassy of Zimbabwe
Herserudsvgen 5A, 7th floor, 181 34 Lidingö
Box 3253, 103 65, Stockholm
Tel: (+46) 8 765 53 80
Fax: (+46) 8 21 91 32

Tanzania
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
6th Floor New Life House, Sokaine Drive/Ohio St,
PO Box 20762, Dar es Salaam
Tel: 514 6259

UK
High Commission Of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe House, 429 The Strand, London WC2R 0SA
Tel: (0171) 836 7755
Fax: 379 1167

USA
Ambassador Of Zimbabwe
1608 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20009
Tel: (202) 332 7100
Fax: 438 9326

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