Zimbabwe Visa Information

by WildZambezi.com with VictoriaFalls24.com • 3 March 2016

An ordinary Visa to enter Zimbabwe is required by several nationalities: please read the full details listed below.

There are 3 categories  (NOTE THESE HAVE BEEN UPDATED FROM 3rd March 2016 - see the tables below):

CATEGORY A:  Countries whose nationals do not require a pre-applied 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 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.

Category B Visa Costs:  Single Entry US$ 30; Double Entry US$ 45; Multiple Entry US$ 55
NOTE:  Exceptions:-
Britain (UK) and Ireland: Single Entry US$ 55; Double Entry US$ 70
Canada: Single Entry US$ 75 - Canadian Passport holders can ONLY get a Single entry Zimbabwe Visa at the port of Entry. Cost is US$75

CATEGORY C: Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. You can do this online at www.evisa.gov.zw  or apply through an agency or the Zimbabwe High Commission in your home country 

Category C Visa Costs:  Single Entry US$65 to US$100
NOTE:  Category C nationals can only get a single entry Zimbabwe visa.

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

All Categories need:-

  • Passport valid for at 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.

If you have purchased a single entry visa upon arrival and then decide to leave Zimbabwe, even for a few hours, you will need to buy another visa to re-enter Zimbabwe. In this instance you should buy a double entry visa upon arrival, it works out cheaper.

NB: 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.

Alternatively a multiple entry visa can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Embassy in your country prior to departure for Zimbabwe.

Children - Zimbabwe charges 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. 

EXTRA NOTES:

British Passport 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).

For more information about entering and getting around Zimbabwe, see  Visas, Entry Points and Borders and Getting Around the Zambezi Region

KAZA UNI-VISA:   This very useful visa allows visitors to stay in either Zimbabwe or Zambia (or both) for up to 30 days for a single payment of US$50.   This saves time and money and enables much easier travel between the two countries (e.g. at Victoria Falls/Livingstone). It also covers people who want to enter Botswana for day-trips from Victoria Falls through the Kazangula border.   The KAZA Uni-visa is available on request at all ports of entry in Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

Comments (1)

Some of the countries appear on two lists (Iran, Slovenia), and it looks like there are 40 countries who have moved to Category B.

Faniso7 March 2016
Hi Faniso Thanks for this. We have sent your comment to the evisa people (Department of Immigration) and informed them of these confusions. We hope they will respond or issue and amended list. Wild Zambezi

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