Visas & Employment Permits

 

You are required to apply for the relevant permit before you can start working in Zimbabwe in any capacity. To this end, there are two primary permits namely the Investor Residence Permit and the Temporary Employment Permit. These are discussed below.

 


Investor Residence Permits

 

The Investor Residence Permit is issued to foreign shareholders in a locally registered company who have indicated a commitment to invest at least USD200,000 each (or the equivalent in your home currency) and have adequate proof of access to said funds. If you qualify, please Contact Us and we will assist you with the application process in its entirety and have your permits issued within the shortest turnaround time.

 

We will, however, require the following documentation from you:

 

  • Certified copy of Investment License from the Zimbabwe Investment & Development Agency;
  • Company Registration Documents;
  • Business Plan;
  • Company Profile;
  • Letter requesting issuance of permit;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (for projects that qualify);
  • Proof of funds available for transfer (Bank statement or letter from the bank stating the amount available for investment in English and attested at the Zimbabwean consulate therein or by a recognised notary if there is no embassy);
  • Banking History (bank statements from country of origin outlining any loans advanced to you where applicable translated into English in your home country and attested at the Zimbabwean consulate therein or by a recognised notary if there is no embassy);
  • Proof and value of equipment to be transferred (if any);
  • Your biography in English clearly detailing your background, education, employment history, and investments in your country of origin; 
  • Copies of documentary evidence of your qualifications and experience translated into English in your home country and attested at the Zimbabwean consulate therein or by a recognised notary if there is no embassy.
  • Your radiological certificate not more than 6 months old translated into English in your home country and attested at the Zimbabwean consulate therein or by a recognised notary if there is no embassy.
  • Police clearance from your country of origin translated into English and attested at the Zimbabwean consulate therein or by a recognised notary if there is no embassy.
  • 2 Passport size photographs (for yourself and your dependents if you wish to bring any with you)
  • Copy of your passport's biodata page (as well as for any dependents where applicable)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if married and wishing to travel with your partner)

 

In addition to the above documentation, we will require additional information to complete the forms required by the Department of Immigration. Contact us now and we will send you an information sheet to fill in with this data.

 

Temporary Employment Permits

Temporary Employment Permits are issued against your company's investment license for management level, technical, and other skilled personnel that you wish to bring with you as part of your project in Zimbabwe provided such skills are not available locally. The documentation required is very similar to that for the Investor Residence Permit, although while the information differs slightly. Regardless, Contact Us today and we will help you with these applications in the shortest turnaround times.