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Zimbabwean passport

     A Zimbabwean passport

If you are a Zimbabwean citizen currently resident in South Africa chances are high you might need a new passport at one time during your stay. Find out how you can apply  for a new Zimbabwean passport in South Africa.

There are quite a few reasons why people need a new passport. You might need a new passport because your:

  1. old one has expired
  2.  passport got lost or stolen
  3. passport got damaged and therefore became unusable.

For lost or stolen passports you need to get an affidavit from the police.

What are the requirements?

Each original document must be accompanied by a photocopy. It is not necessary to certify the photocopies. The following are required:

  • Birth certificate (Long Birth Certificate)
  • ID – For all applicants above 16 years your application must be accompanied by an ID. The ID could be the plastic, metal or Paper one. Please note without an ID no application will be processed. If you want to get a new ID you must first travel to Zimbabwe as it is currently not possible to apply for a new ID within South Africa.
  • Marriage certificate – If you are married and got a marriage certificate please take it with you.
  • ID in marriage name – Most of the times women assume the surname of their husbands on marriage. If you are married your ID must show the married name
  • Divorce order If your marriage was registered and you later on got divorced you will need a divorce order issued by a competent court showing dissolution of the union.
  • 2 colour passport size photos strictly on white background, (size 3,5 x 4,5cm) Your pictures must be clear. Here is how you can get a perfect passport sized picture.
  • Current passport if available
  • Children below the age of 18 years: it is a mandatory requirement that the father or mother or legal guardian should complete Section 5 of the passport application form and the child’s birth certificate is required. The child must also be present for finger prints. The child’s old passport ( where applicable) is also required.
  • In cases where the child has a legal guardian, the legal guardian should provide a Guardianship Certificate, which can be obtained from the Courts of Law.

Fees payable:

Passport form: R300 payable in cash at the Consulate.

Urgent passport costs are as follows: 48 Hours– US$220 and

7 days – US$120

Where to submit your forms

Applicants submit their passport applications forms to any of the following offices;

  1. Harare
  2. Bulawayo
  3. Gwanda
  4. Gweru
  5. Bindura
  6. Chinhoyi
  7. Mutare
  8. Masvingo
  9. Marondera

Please note that the consulate does not submit passport or Birth Certificate application forms on behalf of applicants.
If an applicant cannot travel to Zimbabwe, s/he can authorize someone in Zimbabwe to submit and collect the passport on their behalf.

Where to apply for a new Zimbabwean passport

A new Zimbabwean passport can be applied at the Zimbabwean consulate in South Africa. There are two Zimbabwean consulates; one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg and you have to choose the one that is close to you. Because of Covid-19, you now have to book an appointment with the consulate to apply for your passport.

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment, you need to visit the Zimbabwe Consulate website. Please do not go there as you will not be served. Follow the link below and it will take you to the appointment booking page.

For Johannesburg get an appointment here.

Consulate of the Republic of Zimbabwe Contact Details

13A Boeing Road West, Bedfordview, Johannesburg

Consular Business hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri. From 0830hrs to 1230hrs           

Closed: Wednesdays, Weekends, South African and Zimbabwean Public Holidays

Tel: +27 11 0373400: Fax: +27 11 615 1016;

email: admin@zimbabweconsulate.co.za

Whatsapp +2782 824 9435

To book an appointment with the Zimbabwe consulate in Cape Town click here. The Consulate of Zimbabwe Cape Town address is 55 Kuper Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town 7925 

Tel: 0214611994-5



The information provided here is not official. For official updates please communicate with the consulate using the details above. The information provided in this blog is ‘as is’ with no guarantee of accuracy or completeness

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255 Responses

          1. I want to apply for a new passport the old one has expired, I am currently based in Ladysmith KwaZulu Natal province

          1. Hie l need to apply passport for my daughter it’s exp next months what must l do please help

          1. Good day I would like to apply for expired passports both for Gloria ndlovu and Britta sithole

          1. How can i book for an appointment with the Zimbabwean Consulate online, i am in Cape town

          1. im Nkosiyabo Dlomo im in Lephalale Limpopo want to renew my passport is expired im failing to open a link of appointment please help

          1. I would like to book a date for the renewal of my Zimbabwean passport that is expiring in June 2022

          2. Hie I’m a father of my daughter in zim so I applied a passport for her in 2020 so is out now we want to collect it so they went to Bulawayo they said the father or mother must make a latter from the embassy we are in Johannesburg at the moment so how to do that what requemants must I bring

        1. Hy i need help i would like to apply for a passport and ti apply for a birth certificate of my son how can i do that

          1. Hello my name is Lindiwe, i lost my passport. What must i do to apply for a new one.

        2. I have been trying since my date which was on the 14th of July up to now I can’t see the empty slots for me to apply

      1. Hi.my name is enerst phiri i would to apply for a new passport here in south africa i need to kno the requirements and also i need to book a date to come there

          1. Hie. My name is Namo Muzenda. I want to renew my passport and apply a birth certificate for my 10 months old baby, but when I try to book online,always no Availabilities.

          2. Hellooe my name is Bongani Dube have been trying to book for an appointment but I can’t seem to succeed how do I go about it

        1. Can u clarify for me please about issue of passport payment…do I go with the 318 us to the consulate or we don’t pay to the consulate…

        1. Is that the number we should use to communicate? Aren’t the numbers many? It seems like there is a number whicheck was repeated please check

    1. I tried to apply for a new passport because the other one is expired but i don’t any feed back …any otherway i can do to avoid problems

  1. Hallo I do not have original copies of my I’D or birth certificate but do have photocopied of the same -will you guys be able to assist me apply for a new passport ASAP pliz let me know

      1. Hi Quiann, it’s difficult to get a date. keep trying whenever you have time, you will eventually be lucky. Always try whenever you have free time.

  2. Hie I need help to book an appointment for birth certificate.. So that I can be able to apply for a new passport..


  3. I need help applying for a new passport.Been trying to book an appointment for the past 2weeks and lm failing to go through.Please assist,its almost 2am but l still cant book on the system

  4. Hello please help me with any appointment date strungle for a month now. It’s so difficult always says no availability thanks

  5. am struggling to book fr an appointment date plis help…the system refuses to open..its says no availabilities…or it says srry too mch infor on the server..pli help

    1. Hi Blessing. We would like to help but unfortunately we can’t. What we have realised is continue trying sometimes you see vacancies

    1. We do not have a formula to recommend. What we realised is if you try whenevr you can, sometimes you are lucky and will find an opening. Keep trying.

  6. I’ve been trying to book for an appointment for a couple of weeks now and there’s always the same no-availabilities message. Would you advise me to go to Zim and apply for a new passport from there? My worry is that my passport will be expiring soon and from the looks of things, I’m not seeing any available dates opening soon. Please advise me.

    1. Yes Esther, that is another option. But before you go find out if there are no queues in Zim and if it will be a smooth and better process than here.

  7. Hi.. Everyday they are no slots to book online for appointment…midnight and during the day no slots till calender day January 2021..it’s high you change your system..

    1. Hi Jethro. It is not our system. It is the Zimbabwean consulate system. We just gave you the guidelines on how to do it.

  8. l need your help my passporst has been expires nd also my permit so l’m stugglingto book for an appoitment please help nd l’m experting a new born bby soon l need yor help

  9. Good day

    I am making enquiries on behalf of one our our workers. His passport expires in March 2021, and apparently the offices in Zimbabawe are closed due to Covid 19. What does he have to do to get a new passport.

  10. Hi there, I would like to enquire about the procedure to get a Zimbabwean passport. A worker of ours apparently visited the Consulate in JHB, December 2020 and applied for a new passport since his previous one expired. According to this man his new passport was sent back to Zimbabwe for processing and thus he is waiting exceptionally long for the passport, and that the passport will be sent back by bus and bus travel in Zimbabwe is limited at this stage. I just want to confirm whether the above is the correct process?

  11. Hey I need your help I want to apply for an Emergency passport 8 was trying to book but they gave me 20 July and I want it sooner

  12. Is it possible to sent someone to Makombe and get the Application for me then i will complete the forms and send them back to Harare or there is need to take fingerprints? I have been trying to make a booking since last month with no luck so am now thinking of sending a friend to get me the Application forms and send them here.

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  14. hi am nomsa . i tryed to apply for an appointment but i could not find a space .all the slots were not available .can someone tell me what to do

  15. Good morning . I want to apply for a new passport for my daughter . It’s first time . She uses her father’s surname . Does the father have to be there if not should l bring his ID or not ?

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