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Zimbabwe Visa Types

Zimbabwe offers visitors different types of online visas to suit their purpose, and you can apply for any one of them with VisaHQ if you are from an eligible country and qualify for it. 

Let’s review the different visa types so you can make an informed decision on the one to go for.

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Zimbabwe Tourist eVisa

The tourist e-visa is an electronic visa designed for tourists coming to Zimbabwe to spend their holidays, visit the parks and game reserves, spend time with family and friends, and do any other social activities. This visa is available online, and all you have to do is fill out and submit an application form, and the visa will be released to you through your email if you qualify. Tourism e-visas are valid for three months and allow you to stay that long. Do note that you are expected to exit the country before the visa expires or on the final expiration day to avoid breaking the law

Port of Entry

Here are the approved entry ports for e-visa holders

Airports: Harare International Airport – Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport

Border Checkpoint: Beitbridge – Chirundu – Forbes -Mutare – Kariba – Nyamapanda – Plumtree – Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe Business e Visa

The e-visa of business is issued to business visitors coming for one business engagement or the other. Entrepreneurs, investors, or representatives of companies and organizations may avail of this visa to pursue their business interests in the country. As a business visa applicant, you must submit a cover letter clearly explaining why you wish to visit Zimbabwe and for how long. If you are invited by a host, you must also provide a written letter from the host explaining why you should be allowed to enter the country.

Business visitors are allowed to pursue their interests rather than to work and earn direct payment for their services. If you have any intention to work in Zimbabwe, you must apply for a work visa at the Zimbabwean consulate in your country. Business visitors can stay in Zimbabwe for up to 30 days, after which they must leave.

Port of Entry

Here are the approved entry ports for e-visa holders.

Airports: Harare International Airport – Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport

Border Checkpoint: Beitbridge – Chirundu – Forbes -Mutare – Kariba – Nyamapanda – Plumtree – Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe Transit e Visa

Visitors traveling to other countries through Zimbabwe can stay at the transit area for up to 6 hours without needing a visa as long as they board their connecting flight for their next destination. However, if they are staying for much longer or leaving the airport for a few days before returning to continue their journey, they will need a visa. Transit visas are issued at all international airports in Zimbabwe, which the travelers can then use to pass through the immigration checkpoint. Although the application is done online, the actual visa will be issued to you on arrival, and it allows you to say for up to 4 days or more, depending on your nationality.

Port of Entry

Here are the approved entry airports for e-visa holders.

Airports: Harare International Airport – Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport

Zimbabwe Conference e Visa

The conference e-visa is like a business visa but solely for persons visiting the country for meetings, conferences, fairs, and seminars. This conference visa is valid 90 days from the issue date, but the holder can only stay for 30 days maximum. Conference visas are single-entry documents that cannot be reused again. To get this visa, you must provide a written letter of invitation sent to you by the host, among other requirements.

Port of Entry

Here are the approved entry ports for e-visa holders.

Airports: Harare International Airport – Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport

Border Checkpoint: Beitbridge – Chirundu – Forbes -Mutare – Kariba – Nyamapanda – Plumtree – Victoria Falls

These citizens are eligible for visa on arrival for a stay up to 30 days

These citizens are eligible for visa on arrival for a stay up to 90 days

Fill out Zimbabwe Conference E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Negative COVID-19 test result. Tourists and non-residents entering Zimbabwe must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before their arrival at the border.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Must be uploaded to your applicant profile.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Previous visas. If the applicant has previously obtained a Zimbabwe visa they must provide a copy of the previous visas.

  • Negative COVID-19 test result. Tourists and non-residents entering Zimbabwe must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before their arrival at the border.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Visas to Zimbabwe are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to Zimbabwe are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to Zimbabwe are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to Zimbabwe are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • Visas to Zimbabwe are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.

Zimbabwe Conference E-visa fees for citizens of India

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
6 business days
Embassy fee:2503.63 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:8313.73 INR
8313.73 INR
Single entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
6 business days
Embassy fee:2503.63 INR
Service fee:5758.36 INR
GSTIN (18%):1036.50 INR
Total cost:9298.49 INR
9298.49 INR
Double Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
6 business days
Embassy fee:3755.45 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:9565.55 INR
9565.55 INR
Double entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
6 business days
Embassy fee:3755.45 INR
Service fee:5758.36 INR
GSTIN (18%):1036.50 INR
Total cost:10550.31 INR
10550.31 INR
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Zimbabwe Visa Policy

According to Zimbabwe’s visa policy, any visitor coming to the country must have a valid visa unless they are from a visa-exempt country or territory or qualify for a visa on arrival due to their nationality. The immigration law of Zimbabwe is the guiding regulation that determines visa requirements, duration of stay, validity, and other features for visitors. The country also has a Universal tourist visa arrangement with Zambia, allowing holders to visit the duo as tourists for a limited time. This visa was launched in 2014 and is still active.

Zimbabwe Visa-Free Countries

Visitors from countries that make up Zimbabwe's visa waiver list do not need visas for a short trip to Zimbabwe. If you are from any of these countries, you can stay within Zimbabwe’s territorial borders for up to 90 days unless otherwise specified. Visa exempt visitors must possess valid passports issued by their home countries and a return ticket. Their trip may be for tourism, business or transit but they can't work in the country.

Zimbabwe e Visa

The Zimbabwean e visa is an online visa is a special visa that doesn’t require visits to the embassy or consulate of Zimbabwe in a foreign country. This program is managed by the Department of Immigration, and it takes an average of 2-3 working days to approve an application. E visas are valid for three months from the issue date and are meant for tourism, business, study, and residence. The visa program was introduced to decongest Zimbabwean foreign missions and expand access to visas in less time.

Holders of e-visas can enter the country through multiple entry points such as Harare International Airport, Beitbridge, Plumtree, Chirundu, Forbes Mutare, Victoria Falls, Kariba, Nyamapanda, and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport.

Zimbabwe e Visa Eligibility

Kindly note that this electronic visa is not issued to all foreigners but only a selected group from eligible countries. Here are the conditions you must meet you avail the visa

  • You must be a national of an eligible country 
  • You must possess a passport with at least 6 months validity
  • Your purpose for the trip must align with the features of the visa you hold
  • You must have no intention of seeking long term stay in the country
  • You must have proof of financial sufficiency 

Zimbabwe Online Visa Key Details

Passport Validity: When calculating your passport validity, start counting from your departure date, not the day the visa is issued. Also, note that you must travel with the same passport used for the application.

Not A Work Visa: This visa is not a work visa, so avoid engaging in any employment activities during your stay. For work purposes, visit the Zimbabwean embassy instead to apply for a consular work visa.

Bring A Printed Copy: Always travel with a printed copy of your e-Visa as evidence because the immigration control officers will vet it. 

Vaccination: Zimbabwe doesn’t have an active vaccine mandate, but this may change in the nearest future. Also, visitors from some regions may be required to get Yellow Fever vaccination before they can be allowed into the country. Before you leave your base, find out if there are any mandates, just to be sure. You may also need to consult your doctor for professional advice.

Use Approved Routes: When planning your trip, make sure you use the approved routes for e visa holders which are the two international airports in the country and selected checkpoints.  Using unapproved routes may expose you to avoidable risks.

One Person Per Visa: Two persons cannot share the same visa because the policy is one person per visa. There are no group visas under this program and minors will also need their own visas.  Parents or legal guardians can apply for the visa on their behalf.

Pay With Your Card: Since the application is online you can't pay the fee with cash. The only way to pay is with a valid credit or debit card. The card need not be yours as long as it is valid and has sufficient balance to cover the fee and transaction cost.

Apply At The Right Time: Once the visa is approved it becomes active and it begins to countdown to the expiry date. If you don't want to lose some precious time, do well to apply for it at least 3-4 days before your trip.  E visa applications are approved within 1-3 days. By timing your application you will enjoy every single day the visa affords you.

Travel With A Copy: Always travel with a copy of your visa because you never know when you may need it and your device may not be with you at the time of need. The immigration agents at the entry point will request it but once you are inside the country, there may be a need to show it to local law enforcement; always keep a copy with you when you go out.

Zimbabwe Visa Online – Get your Zimbabwe e-Visa with VisaHQ

Are you planning a trip to Zimbabwe in the nearest future? The good news is that you may not have to visit the Zimbabwean embassy in your country to apply for a consular visa if you are only coming for a short trip and qualify for an electronic visa. You can apply for an online visa using VisaHQ’s secure and efficient platform.

How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ

Applying for a visa with VisaHQ has to be one of the easiest and smartest things you will ever do. Who says you need to visit the Zimbabwean embassy in your country or hire a travel agent to help you secure the visa? Due to our seamless application process, you can do it all yourself from the comfort of your home with your smartphone or computer. 

 

Just follow these simple steps.

Please fill out the form: Navigate to our application page and complete the form. All you need is to select the eVisa you want and then complete the sections for travel, passport, personal and itinerary information. Ensure that all your details are accurate and reflect what is on your document.

Attach your documents: The next stage is to attach the required documents based on the e-visa you are applying for. Note that only valid documents are accepted for this application. Submitting fake or invalid documents will lead to rejections.

Get the Visa: Submit the application and wait 24-72 hours for feedback. If you are successful, the e-visa will be sent to your email. You must print it out and travel with it for reference purposes.

Why Choose VisaHQ?

If you want a stress-free application, VisaHQ is your best bet because of our seamless process. You can get the visa forwarded to your inbox in a matter of days. We can guarantee you

  • Technical Support, should you need it
  • Updated and accurate information concerning the visa you want
  • Online application status tracking
  • Access to multiple e visa applications at once
  • Transparent provides from start to finish
  • Data security with our advanced encrypted software

So what are you waiting for? Visit our application page now to get started.

Zimbabwe COVID-19 travel restrictions

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    Zimbabwe is open for international travel.
    Prior to arrival restrictions
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival is required to anyone entering Zimbabwe must present a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hours before departure.
    Upon arrival requirements
    🏠Quarantine. is required for all arrivals for 14 days in an approved facility if they test positive upon arrival.
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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