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Visa Requirements for Zimbabwe
Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, you need to present your invitation letter (which will be sent to you before arrival), your passport and funds to cover your visa, which should be a 30-day Business Visa.
The stamp in your passport will say “BV30D”. If it says ‘HV’, you may have been given a holiday visa mistakenly and should ensure that you ask that immigration amends this accordingly.
Your visa payment needs to be made in cash to the immigration officer processing your visa.
Please see below current pricing on Visas for Zimbabwe:
|Nationality||Single Entry||Double Entry|
|Canadian||US$75||Not an option|
|British and Irish||US$55||US$70|
Double Entry visas are not issued for Canadian passport holders, so please ensure you buy an additional single-entry visa if you plan on going on an excursion across the border into Zambia or Botswana. These activities are offered in both countries and are very common.
We suggest a multiple entry visa if you intend on taking part in optional trips that involve leaving Zimbabwe during your initial 30 days.
If you are staying longer than four weeks, you will be required to apply for a TEP (Temporary Employment Permit) before your visa expires, the TEP is valid for either six months or a year.
You will be assisted by our staff in applying and the cost of a TEP is US$500.
To apply for the TEP, please ensure that you have the following documentation with you (already printed out, or readily available on a USB or hard drive):
- 6 passport size photographs (35mm x 45mm)
- 3 copies of your passport
- 3 copies of your resume/CV
- 3 copies of your qualification certificates
- 3 copies of your police background check
Additional paperwork that is required will be supplied by Wildlife Encounter/Antelope Park as the operators of the projects.
These documents will need to be presented to immigration as well as an application letter from yourself.
We know this may seem daunting, but you will have the support and assistance from the team on the ground to fill in all paperwork requirements. Don’t worry!
Please also note that you will be required to pay an additional US$70 – US$100 to have a consultation and chest X-ray carried out at a local clinic as part of the procedure.
This is necessary for a Tuberculosis check up and you will be accompanied by a team member. If you would prefer the X-ray done in your home country before you travel to Zimbabwe please ensure you bring it with you and that it is clear for Tuberculosis screening.