Zimbabwe Visa: How to Apply Online

A Zimbabwe visa is a sticker or stamp put on your passport by the Embassy of Zimbabwe in your home country.

It authorizes you to enter and stay in the country for a specified period. In some cases, you can also get a visa on arrival by applying at the border upon arrival.

This article will cover all you need to know about applying for a Zimbabwean visa online and the required documents.


Zimbabwe is a country in southern Africa, bordered by Zambia to the north, Botswana and South Africa to the west, Mozambique and Swaziland to the northeast, and Namibia to the south.

It is a member of the African Union (A.U.), Commonwealth of Nations (CAM), United Nations (U.N.), International Criminal Court (ICC), Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Southern African Development Community SADC and Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa COMESA among others.

Zimbabwe Visa Requirements

The Zimbabwe visa requirements for citizens of Australia, Canada, the United States, and the U.K. are as follows:

  • Citizens of Australia must submit one completed application form with two recent passport-size photographs. The fee is $50 with a credit card or $55 with cash or money order.
  • Citizens of Canada must submit one completed application form with two recent passport-size photographs. The fee is CAD$75 (or equal) with a credit card or CAD$80 (or equivalent) in cash or money order.
  • Citizens who are residents of the U.S. can apply for their visas online by visiting evisa.gov.zw. A $50 non-refundable processing fee is charged for each application submitted online through this service; payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards only; applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time they apply for the visa; applications cannot be submitted more than six months in advance of your trip’s start date; you will need to know when your journey begins so that you can select it from within the dropdown menu on this page before starting your application process (you can find out when your trip begins by selecting it from within this article’s table). Your passport should be valid beyond six months after returning home from Zimbabwe; But if less than six months remain until its end date, then please get in touch with us using our contact information listed below so we may discuss whether an extension should be added to our letterhead stating that each applicant has been granted permission according to Zimbabwean law which states all visitors must have visas before entering into its borders.

Visa on Arrival

What is a Visa on Arrival?

A visa on arrival is an official document that allows you to enter the country without applying for a visa beforehand. This type of visa is issued at the airport or border, depending on where you arrive in Zimbabwe.

How do I apply for a Visa On Arrival?

You can apply for a Zimbabwe Visa on Arrival if:

  • you are travelling as part of an organized tour group accompanied by your guide or driver (single entry) and staying within the designated tourist area within Gweru, Harare & Bulawayo; and
  • You are travelling with business colleagues who have already applied for their visas. The business colleagues must go with you throughout your stay in Zimbabwe; and
  • you have proof that you have been invited by a resident of Zimbabwe who has agreed to be responsible for your welfare while visiting their home country; and
  • You hold diplomatic status from one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia.

Visa Types

  • Tourist
  • Business
  • Work
  • Student (academic, vocational or language training)
  • Transit (You must stay in Zimbabwe for less than 24 hours. A transit visa is only required if you travel through Zimbabwe to another country.)

Note: To apply for a transit visa, you must provide proof that you will leave Zimbabwe within 24 hours of arrival. This can be done by providing airline tickets or reservation details from hotels and hostels.

Online Application Process
Documents Required for the Application
  • Passport photo
  • Passport (valid for at least six months)
  • Application form: You can download it from the website. If you don’t have a printer, you can also fill it out online and print it out or take a picture on your phone.
  • Credit card to pay the visa fee online
  • Passport-sized photo: Take one with yourself looking straight into the camera (no glasses, no sunglasses).
Passport Requirements
  • A passport must be valid for at least six months.
  • The passport must have at least two blank pages.
  • The passport must be tamper-proof
  • The passport must contain your name, date of birth, and nationality.
  • The passport must have a digital photograph.
  • A passport must be signed.
Cost of Applying for a Zimbabwe Visa

The cost to apply for a Zimbabwe visa varies depending on your visa type.

For example, it costs $50 to get a 30-day tourist permit and $80 for a 90-day tourist permit. The fee also depends on your age: if you’re under five years old, it will cost $20; if you’re between 5 and 7 years old, it will cost $30; if you are between 8 and 9 years old, it will cost another $30; if you’re over 60 years old or disabled (and have a medical certificate), then there’s no charge at all!

It is easy to apply for a Zimbabwean visa.

It is easy to apply for a Zimbabwean visa. You can apply online, at an embassy, or on arrival in Zimbabwe.

  • Apply online: You can apply for a visa online by visiting the E-Visa website and filling out the required information.
  • Apply at an embassy: If you are applying at an embassy, bring your passport and your application form with all its sections, except the final one, where a clerk will stamp it. You will need to pay any fees (if there are any). They will issue your visa after reviewing your application form and determining that it meets all requirements. It usually takes between 5 and ten days, depending on how busy they are with other customers. Still, sometimes, if your document has a problem, it may take longer than expected due to more paperwork needed before issuing the actual passport stamping itself–so plan! Also, ensure that you read their guidelines page before starting to avoid misstep anywhere along those lines.”
The wonderful country of Zimbabwe!

That’s everything you need to know about the Zimbabwean visa application process.

As you can see, it is pretty straightforward to understand. We hope this article has helped you in your journey toward visiting the wonderful country of Zimbabwe!

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