Zimbabwe Visas and Embassies
Zimbabwe visa requirements
Mavurandonha Wilderness area - Zimbabwe
“KAZA UNI-VISA” FOR ZIMBABWE & ZAMBIA at border posts near Kaza Park
The Kaza UniVisa project has been extended into 2016. Currently it's only for Zambia & Zimbabwe for a single payment of US$50, but shortly It will facilitate easy movement across the five partner countries for all travellers, as well as increase length of stay in the region.
Citizens of 40 countries are eligible for the visa which is intended to save time and money and make regional travel much easier.
Where credit card point of sale facilities are not available at port of entry it is recommended that visitors have US$50 cash available for payment
The KAZA UNIVISA is valid for 30 days as long as you remain in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Visitors can cross into Zimbabwe/Zambia as frequently as they like within the 30 day period. If the UNIVISA is obtained at Victoria Falls, you cross over to Zimbabwe at Kariba or Chirundu or vice versa and the visa will be valid
It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazangula Borders. However, it is not currently valid if staying in Botswana overnight. In such cases, a new Visa will need to be purchased.
The UNIVISA cannot be extended, but you can buy a new UNIVISA (up to 3 per year). The plan is to “pilot” the new KAZA Uni-visa for six months and then extend it to the other three KAZA countries – Angola, Botswana and Namibia.
The new UNIVISA is available at Harare, Victoria Falls, Lusaka and Livingstone airports, the Victoria Falls road border (Zimbabwe/Zambia) and the Kazungula road border (Zimbabwe/Zambia/Botswana)
Zimbabwe has relaxed visa requirements for Chinese nationals allowing them to get visas on arrival.
Practical tips for Zimbabwe Visas
Zimbabwe has started an online visa system www.evisa.gov.zw . Applying online will get visitors a letter that they must present on arrival, which is when the visa is actually issued
Anyone driving up from South Africa can save themselves a lot of hassle at the border by contacting the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority ahead of time. They can arrange to have an officer to wait at the border post and walk visitors through the immigration and customs process. This can save hours and endless headaches. And it’s a free service (Lindarose Ntuli at +263 772 409373 )
If you are not staying for longer than six months, you can enter Zimbabwe
with a minimum of formalities.
Photocopy your passport, air tickets, travelers cheque's, credit cards and visas, insurance documents etc.
Remember to keep originals and copies separate
The general criteria is for you to have acceptable travel documents, possess sufficient funds to support yourself whilst in Zimbabwe, and have the means of returning to your home country
Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of entry required by
Single entry visa is valid for 6 months, double entry visa is valid
for 3 months,
This is a guide only - please check with your nearest Zimbabwe Consulate for up to date information. It is the responsibility of all visitors to Zimbabwe to obtain all necessary visas in advance. E&OE