How to Immigrate to Zimbabwe

To enter and usually become established. especially: to come into a country in which one is not a native for permanent residence.

A move to Zimbabwe is a move to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Zimbabwe is a country of smiles where ex-pats are welcome, and when you travel on a Kombi (public transportation, similar to a bus), you can hear everyone chatting, offering advice to foreigners and saying hello.

What are the eligibility requirements for theĀ Permanent Residence Permit?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need to live in Zimbabwe for a continuous period o five years on a residence permit or on a dependent residence permit.
  • You should be in good health.
  • Applications are not considered while applicants are in the country.
  • You need to pay the processing fee.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Permanent Residence Permit?

4 Document Required

  • A non-refundable statutory fee of US$500.00 on submission of the application.
  • In the case of married couples, divorcees and widows, marriage, divorce, and death certificates are required respectively.
  • A valid Radiological Certificate confirming the applicant is free from active pulmonary tuberculosis is required.
  • A valid Radiological Certificate confirming the applicant is free from active pulmonary tuberculosis is required.

Cost of living

The average cost of living inĀ Zimbabwe

1. Grocery

ItemsUnited StatesZimbabweComparison
Apples (1KG)2.2 – 6.61 USD1.4 – 3.5 USD45% less
Cheese (1KG)6.61 – 16.53 USD6 – 15.8 USD6% less
Bread (500g)1.53 – 3.41 USD0.9 – 1 USD62% less
Banana (1KG)1.08 – 2.2 USD0.99 – 2 USD9% less
Pack of Marlboro5.45 – 8.69 USD1.5 – 3.45 USD65% less
Eggs (12)1.75 – 3.99 USD1.5 – 2.4 USD33% less
Bottle of Wine9 – 16 USD5.45 – 9 USD43% less
Onions (1KG)1.52 – 4.41 USD1 – 2.89 USD35% less
Chicken Breast (1KG)4.41 – 14.31 USD3.73 – 6 USD49% less
Milk0.65 – 1.12 USD1.2 – 1.65 USD61% more

2. Restaurant

ItemsUnited StatesZimbabweComparison
Beer Imported (0.33L Bottle)4 – 7 USD1.2 – 2.5 USD67% less
Beer Local (0.5L Draught)3 – 5 USD1 – 2 USD63% less
Cappucino3 – 5 USD1.5 – 4 USD32% less
Meal for 2 at mid-restaurant35 – 70 USD20 – 50 USD34% less
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant10 – 20 USD3 – 10 USD57% less
McDonald Combo Meal6 – 8 USD4 – 5 USD36% less

3. Transportation

ItemsUnited StatesZimbabweComparison
One-way Ticket (Public)1.5 – 2.75 USD0.5 – 0.5 USD77% less
Gasoline (1LTR)0.53 – 0.76 USD1.25 – 1.45 USD109% more
Taxi (1KM)1.24 – 2.49 USD1 – 2 USD20% less

4. Rent

ItemsUnited StatesZimbabweComparison
1 Bedroom City Centre650 – 2000 USD250 – 400 USD76% less
1 Bedroom Outside City550 – 1500 USD150 – 400 USD74% less
Internet (Cable/ADSL)35 – 80 USD40 – 149 USD64% more

5. Leisure and Shopping

ItemsUnited StatesZimbabweComparison
Summer Dress (Zara, H&M)20 – 50 USD15 – 65 USD14% more
Cinema Ticket (one)9 – 13.5 USD5 – 8 USD43% less

Talent Migration data for Zimbabwe

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

Can foreigners work in Zimbabwe?

Any foreigner seeking to take up residence employment in Zimbabwe is required to hold a valid work permit. Regulations allow local companies to employ foreigners under temporary work permits.

How do I get a work visa for Zimbabwe?

Requirements to Obtain Zimbabwe Work Visas

A letter containing a job offer from a Zimbabwean company. Proof of the applicant’s qualifications for the position, including prior work experience. Two passport photos. A birth certificate and marriage certificate, if applicable.

How much does a Zimbabwe visa cost?

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The government of Zimbabwe charges a fee of USD $30.00 for a Single Entry visa, and USD $45.00 for Double Entry. Applicants can pay for the visa service fee with a credit or debit card on iVisa.