Zimbabwe Immigration Requirements

Zimbabwe Immigration Requirements

Zimbabwe Immigration Requirements & Visas

Zimbabwe requires most international visitors outside of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to obtain a visa for entry into the country. In most cases, you can obtain the visa at the port of entry. There is an online system for purchasing a visa prior to arriving in Zimbabwe. You can access the evisa system here.

However, it is probably easier to simply obtain your visa upon arrival to the country. The following is a list of countries whose nationals require a visa to visit Zimbabwe but can obtain a visa at the port of entry:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China
  • China (Non Tour)
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French W/Indies
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gilbraltar
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran, Islamic Republic Of
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea (South)
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao Special Administrative Region Of China
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Federated States Of
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norfolk Islands
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Palau Island
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa (America)
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome And Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
  • United States Of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic Of)
  • Virgin Islands

Visas for the above countries cost:
Single Entry – US$30
Double Entry – US$45

Except:

UK and Northern Ireland passport holders pay:
Single Entry – US$55
Double Entry – US$70

Canadian passport holders pay:
Single Entry – US$75
Canadian passport holders cannot get a double entry visa.

KAZA UNIVISA

All countries in the above list can apply for a KAZA visa. This visa costs USD50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days as long as the holder remains within Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is ideal for those visiting the Victoria Falls as it allows you to visit both sides of the Falls and experience both Zambia and Zimbabwe without the hassel and expense of multiple entry visas. Make sure you stipulate to the immigration officer when entering the country that you want a KAZA visa as they often don’t inform you of its availability. A KAZA visa can only be obtained when entering through one of these ports of entry:

  • Harare International Airport
  • Victoria Falls International Airport
  • Victoria Falls Bridge border post
  • Kazangula (Botswana) border post

The following is a list of countries whose nationals require a visa to visit Zimbabwe but the visa must be obtained prior to travelling. In other words, a visa must be granted before arriving at a port of entry. This can be done through the evisa system here.

  • Afghanistan
  • Anguilla
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cd’ivoire
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Congo Brazaville
  • Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea
  • Djibouti Republic
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Refugee
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen

Visas for the above countries cost:
Single Entry Visa: US$65 to US$100.
These passport holders can only get a Single Entry Zimbabwe Visa (not a Multiple Entry Visa or a KAZA visa).

In order to apply for a visa before you travel goto www.evisa.gov.zw and click on the “Apply” tab. It takes two working days to obtain an e-visa. After completing the online form, you will be emailed a document to use upon arrival in Zimbabwe. The visa fee should be paid upon arrival. You need to apply for this at least three weeks before your travel date.

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