How to Move to Zimbabwe

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.

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For most expatriates entering Zimbabwe, a visa is required. When it comes to entry requirements, there are three categories: Category A for those who do not need a visa to enter the country; Category B for those who may obtain a visa upon arrival; and Category C for those who must obtain a visa before travel.

Category A —Nationals of Zimbabwe, some foreign nationals resident in Zimbabwe, and nationals of, at the time of writing 42, specific countries that do not need a visa to enter Zimbabwe.

Category B — Nationals of many EU countries, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and other countries can be given visas on their arrival at the airport and can enter after paying their visa fee. The payable amount depends on one’s nationality and the type of visa (e.g. single vs. multiple entries), but typically starts at around 30–50 USD.

Category C — Nationals of many non-EU countries, India, Pakistan and other countries have to make an application prior to travel, either through the nearest immigration office, the Zimbabwe Foreign Mission or the Local Foreign Affairs Ministry. There is also the option of applying for a Zimbabwe visa online. Visa fees for Category C nationals are typically somewhat higher and start at around 65 USD.

For expatriates who are going to Zimbabwe for short-term business purposes — as you are not allowed to look for employment or conduct any kind of business on a tourist visa — a 30-day business visa is similarly available. Note that you will need additional documentation for your application, though.

The same is true for expatriates who are looking to work in Zimbabwe, for example as journalists or highly skilled professionals. Their future employer will have to apply for a Temporary Employment Permit, this also includes an application for a Residence Permit.

The Climate in Zimbabwe 

Those moving to Zimbabwe can expect some rainfall in winter months, with rains typically arriving in December and lasting through until March. By April, the rain dissipates and the land begins to dry out. In June and through to August, the weather is typically warm and sunny with blue skies, but with cooler evenings, so ex-pats should remember warmer clothes may be needed. Come autumn, temperatures can rise and by October can get very hot, with lakes and rivers running dry.

How can I get permanent residency in Zimbabwe?

What are eligibility requirements for the Permanent Residence Permit?

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

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 it cost to get a visa for Zimbabwe?

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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.