Zimbabwe Document Project Details

Information for Zimbabweans wishing to apply for regularisation as part of the Home Affairs Zimbabwe Documentation Project

Start date for Implementation of Zimbabwe Documentation Project: 20

September 2010

For enquiries email: zimbabwe.enquiries@dha.gov.za.  A “track and trace system would be in place to ensure applicants are informed via sms of the status of their application.”  No dedicated Home Affairs

telephone numbers are available yet.

Cost: There is no fees payable for the processing of the permits available under this project.

Where to apply: At any of the 46 regional Home Affairs offices in all 9 provinces in the country. 213 Home Affairs officials at headquarters and provinces have been deployed to facilitate this process.

Regional offices are listed on www.dha.gov.za /


Zimbabweans can now apply for any of these permits:

Work Permit

Study Permit

Business Permit

Requirements for work permit:

Zimbabwean passport

Proof of employment  (letter, affidavit from employer)

Proof of having being in the country before 31st May 2010

Acquisition of the Zimbabwean passport

Contact the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria or the Zimbabwean Consulate

in Johannesburg.

Zimbabwean authorities contact information:

Zimbabwean Embassy

Zimbabwe House, 798 Merton Street

PO Box 55140, Arcadia


Fax: +27-12-3425126

Zimbabwean Consulate

17th Floor, 20 Anderson Street, PO Box 61736, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

Phone: +27-11-8382156 +27-11-8382157 +27-11-8382158 +27-11-6156155

Fax: +27-11-8347014 / +27-11-3425126

Cost of the passport is R750-00.

You do not have to apply in Zimbabwe for a valid birth certificate and a national identity card before obtaining a passport – this requirement has been waived. Zimbabweans can now apply for these documents at the embassy or the consulate without returning home. The Zimbabwe government has promised to send “mobile units” that would travel to areas with large concentrations of Zimbabweans to facilitate the issuing of passports.