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foreign nationals planning to visit Zimbabwe should obtain a visa to enter the
country, unless they hail from a visa exempt nation. Depending on the
nationality of the traveler, Zimbabwe authorities offer visa on arrival, e-visas
and regular visas for foreign nationals. Even though visa on arrival is the
easiest option to enter Zimbabwe, experts recommend foreign nationals to
procure a visa before traveling to Zimbabwe as authorities may phase out this privilege
without prior notice.
are a foreign national who want to visit Zimbabwe in a hassle-free manner, then
applying for an e-visa is undoubtedly the best option. The e-visa application
platform allows the traveler to complete all the steps of the visa application procedure
via online, and there is absolutely no need to visit the Zimbabwe embassy. As
all the visa application steps can be completed online, the traveler can save a
lot of time, and he or she can apply for this travel authorization from any
part of the world.
a Zimbabwe e-visa?
e-visas are basically travel documents that are issued electronically. After
submitting all the necessary documents and completing the visa application
form, the e-visa will be sent to the traveler’s email. After receiving the
e-visa, the applicant should take a printout of this electronic travel
authorization, and it should be carried with you during the trip. Upon arrival on
the Zimbabwe entry port, the traveler should show the e-visa to the immigration
authorities. After checking your travel documents, passport and e-visa,
immigration authorities will grand you the permission to enter Zimbabwe.
foreign national can enter Zimbabwe through the below-mentioned entry ports
using an e-visa.
- Harare International Airport
- Forbes - Mutare
- Victoria Falls
- Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
necessary to obtain Zimbabwe e-visa
Zimbabwe e-visa, a foreign national can enter the country for both tourism and
business purposes. Please find below the necessary documents to obtain a
foreign national should submit a clear copy of their passport. It should be
noted that the passport submitted by the foreign national should have a minimum
of six months validity and two blank pages for visa stamping. If your passport
is going to expire soon, it is necessary to renew it before applying for a Zimbabwe
digital copy of the passport should be submitted. While taking the photograph,
make sure that it is taken in a white background. The applicant should also
maintain a neutral facial expression in the photograph.
application form should be filled without any errors. There are several
previous instances where foreign nationals were denied entry to Zimbabwe due to
errors in visa application form. So, always fill this form with utmost care and
attention. If you find any difficulties in filling the application form, do not
hesitate to contact Visa Genie, and our experts will guide you to fill the
foreign national should submit an address in Zimbabwe. The address could be
either a letter from a host in Zimbabwe or the hotel room booking confirmation.
available, you can also submit a letter detailing the purpose of the trip, along
with the travel proofs that can be onward and return flight ticket confirmation.
visa processing fee to get a Zimbabwe electronic travel authorization can be made
either using a credit card, debit card or PayPal.
asked questions (FAQ)
is the validity of a Zimbabwe e-visa?
of a Zimbabwe e-visa is 90 days from the date of its issuance. These visas
offer both single and double entry privilege to foreign nationals. The maximum
duration of stay in Zimbabwe using these visas is a maximum of 90 days.
many days it will take to get my Zimbabwe e-visa?
cases, Zimbabwe e-visas will be issued within seven days after sending the
application. However, travelers who need quick visas can opt super quick
processing by paying an extra visa processing fee. If you apply for a quick e-visa,
the electronic travel authorization will be mailed to you within 72 hours.
I apply for my Zimbabwe e-visa?
Zimbabwe authorities will take a minimum of seven days to process your e-visa,
it is highly recommended to send an application at least 12 days before your planned
should I enter Zimbabwe after I get the e-visa?
validity of a Zimbabwe e-visa is 90 days after the date of issuance. A foreign
national should enter the country within these 90 days, and should exit the
country before his or her visa gets expired.
made a minor mistake in the e-visa application form, but still I received the
electronic travel authorization in my email. Is it possible for me to edit the
e-visa after it is issued?
e-visa is issued, it is practically impossible for the foreign national to make
any changes on it. There are several instances where foreign nationals were
denied entry to Zimbabwe due to minor errors in e-visa. In order to assure a
safe and hassle-free journey, it is always recommended to send a fresh e-visa
application without any errors.
a citizen of Yemen. Am I eligible to obtain an e-visa?
Citizens of Yemen can apply for an e-visa.
a citizen of the United Kingdom, and is planning to get a visa on arrival. What
are the conditions I should meet to get a visa from the entry port?
of the United Kingdom can obtain a visa upon arrival at the Zimbabwe entry
port. In order to obtain a visa on arrival, a British citizen should show the
- The passport of the British national should
have six months validity along with two blank pages.
- The traveler should hold proof of sufficient
funds to meet his or her needs during the trip.
- Should have proof of return airline tickets.
should be my next step if authorities deny my e-visa application?
authorities may reject an e-visa application due to various reasons. If your
e-visa application gets denied, you can apply for a regular visa, and it should
be applied via the Zimbabwe embassy.
permitted to work in Zimbabwe using an e-visa?
in Zimbabwe issue e-visas to foreign nationals who intend to visit the country
for tourism and business-related activities. Using these visas, a foreign
national is not supposed to work inside the country. In order to work inside
Zimbabwe, the foreign national should obtain a work visa. If found guilty, the
foreign national will face strict legal consequences.
e-visa is soon going to expire. Can I enter Zimbabwe using this e-visa, and
later renew it during my stay in the country?
e-visa is soon going to expire, it is highly recommended to use a fresh e-visa
to visit Zimbabwe. If you enter Zimbabwe using this e-visa which is going to expire
soon, you will be compelled to exit Zimbabwe to get a fresh visa. In order to
get a fresh e-visa, you should initially cancel the current valid visa.
guarantee my entry to Zimbabwe if I obtain an e-visa?
are electronical travel authorizations that allow a foreign national to enter
Zimbabwe legally. After you arrive at the Zimbabwe entry port, authorities will
evaluate your e-visa, and if found satisfactory, they will grand you the
permission to enter the country. However, if authorities find your entry a
threat to the country’s safety or national interest, they may deny your request
to enter Zimbabwe.
planning to enter Zimbabwe multiple times, and I need to stay in the country
for four months. Can I obtain an e-visa?
e-visas are valid only for 90 days, and they offer only single and double
entry. If you are looking for a longer stay with multiple entry privilege, apply
for a regular visa via the Zimbabwe embassy.
I need to physically submit my passport to get a Zimbabwe e-visa?
All the e-visa
application steps are completed online, and there is absolutely no need of physically
submitting your passport. However, while sending the passport, always make sure
that you are sending a clear copy of the information page. You should also
assure that the passport you sent has minimum six months validity and two blank
pages for visa stamping.