Byevisa » Zimbabwe Visitor Visa

An eVisa is required. We can assist in processing this document.

Travel Document Type

eVisa (Single Entry)

Government Fee

USD 30.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 25.00

Processing Time

2 business days

Travel Document Type

eVisa (Double Entry)

Government Fee

USD 45.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 25.00

Processing Time

2 business days

All About the Zimbabwe Visa

As you plan your trip to Zimbabwe, the republic formerly known as Rhodesia, it’s important to know whether you need a visa to enter. Here we look closely at the travel document you need and how to apply.

You can obtain a Single Entry visa if you’re just looking to enter one time, or Double Entry if you plan to travel in and out of the country – for example, to pop over to the Zambia side of Victoria Falls or spend a few days visiting the natural reserves in Botswana.

There are different requirements depending on the country you’re from. Some nationalities need to apply for an e-Visa in advance, which you can right here with Byevisa. Also, Zimbabwe allows citizens from a number of countries to enter with no restrictions to enjoy its picturesque landscapes.

No matter your situation, Byevisa walks you through the steps to check your eligibility for an electronic travel authorisation and to help you obtain yours with zero hassle.

This way, you have more time to plan what you’ll see and do on your trip, including two-thirds of the mesmerising Victoria Falls, a number of historic archaeological sites as well as parks full of natural wonders. Read on to learn more, and click ‘Apply Now’ to get your eVisa!

What’s the Difference Between a Zimbabwe e-Visa and a Visa on Arrival (VoA)?

An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into the country and is issued online. Applying for your electronic authorisation with Byevisa saves you time and hassle. e-Visas are approved electronically and issued by email. Even though the document is obtained online, it should be printed out before you go and presented to border agents upon arrival in the country.

By comparison, a Visa on Arrival (VoA) is issued at the place in Zimbabwe where you enter the country – these include airports, sea ports, and border checkpoints. Certain nationalities are only eligible for the VoA; please find the full list below.

If you’re eligible for the eVisa, it’s a faster and easier way to obtain your travel authorisation.

Zimbabwe Visa Application Process

To find out if you’re eligible for an Electronic Visa to Zimbabwe, consult our visa checker tool here:

Alternatively, visitors from the following countries can apply:

Afghanistan
Anguilla
Bangladesh
Benin
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cot d’ivoire
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Congo
Djibouti Republic
Eritrea
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea

Guinea-Bissau
Iraq
Jordan
Korea
Kosovo
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lebanon
Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Macedonia
Mali
Mauritania
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Niger

Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Vietnam
Yemen

There are different types of electronic travel authorisations to enter the country, depending on your length of stay and the purpose of your visit:

  1. Single Entry tourist visas allow a maximum stay of 90 days, and you can enter the country once.
  2. Double Entry tourist visas also allow a max stay of 90 days, and you can enter and exit the country twice, which is ideal if you’re hopping over to nearby Mozambique or South Africa, then returning.

Also, Zimbabwe allows citizens of the following 103 countries to obtain a VoA at the moment they arrive, rather than apply for an e-Visa:

European Union citizens (except Cyprus and Malta), Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Chile
China
Comoros
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt

El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Georgia
Guatemala
Guyana, Haiti
Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Liechtenstein
Macao
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway

Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Russia
Rwanda
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
South Korea
Suriname
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
Venezuela

Finally, if you’re from one of the following 46 countries, you can visit Zimbabwe visa-free for up to 3 months:

Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Cayman Islands
Cyprus
Democratic Republic of Congo
Eswatini
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Hong Kong (6 months)

Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique (30 days)
Namibia
Nauru
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

According to international health regulations, you need to show proof of yellow fever vaccination if you’re coming from a country at risk of yellow fever transmission. This regulation also applies if you’ve spent more than 12 hours travelling through a country at risk of yellow fever transmission.

The list of countries requiring this certificate can be found at the World Health Organisation’s website.

Zimbabwe Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Here are some points to bear in mind as you gather information to apply for an e-Visa to this nation of natural wonders with Byevisa. You need to include the following supporting documents as part of your application:

  • A scan of your passport information page.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your arrival to Zimbabwe and contain at least 3 blank pages.
  • Your application information should be identical to what’s in your passport.
  • A passport-quality photo.
  • Proof of your accommodation, providing the address where you’ll be staying.
  • Proof of your residence in your country of origin.
  • If you’ve had a Zimbabwe visa before, you will need to show it.
  • Byevisa’s fees must be paid by credit/debit card or PayPal.

Regarding the timeline of your application, Byevisa processes your document in 2 to 6 business days depending on the service level you select. However, the Zimbabwe immigration department states that you need to apply for your authorisation at least 3 weeks before your travel date, so bear this in mind.

Your travel pass will be valid for 90 days (3 months) starting with the date specified in your application, so you need to enter the country during that time period. If your travel dates change, you’ll need to apply for a new authorisation.

Because your pass is electronic, once it’s approved you receive it by email from Byevisa.

It’s important to know that you may only enter with an approved e-Visa through these entry ports:

  • Beitbridge
  • Chirundu Harare International Airport
  • Forbes – Mutare
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
  • Kariba
  • Nyamapanda
  • Plumtree
  • Victoria Falls

Application Form and Documents Required for a Zimbabwe e-Visa

You can fill out the application form quickly and easily with Byevisa. We ask you to provide some basic personal information as well as your travel details. You also need to provide supporting documents and your credit or debit card number to pay the fee. You can also pay by PayPal.

The government’s fee is 30.00 USD and 45.00 USD, depending on your country of origin and whether you choose Single Entry or Double Entry. Byevisa’s fees vary according to how quickly you want your document processed according to our service types: Standard, Rapid, and Highly Rapid.

  • Standard service costs 25.00 USD. You’ll receive your authorisation in 6 business days.
  • Rapid service costs 65.00 USD. You’ll receive it in 4 business days.
  • Highly Rapid service costs 85.00 USD. You’ll receive it in 2 business days.

How to apply for an e-Visa for Zimbabwe using Byevisa:

1. Select your country of origin and where you’re travelling to (in this case, Zimbabwe).

When you do so, you immediately see whether you need an e-Visa. If you’re from a visa-exempt country, our tool shows that you don’t require one, or shows you if you’re only able to get a Visa on Arrival. Byevisa also displays the price of the travel authorisation and our processing timeframe.

2. Click ‘Apply Now’ to go to the next page, where you enter your personal information like:

  • Your email address, so we can send you your travel document.
  • The entry and exit dates of your trip.
  • Your name.
  • Your gender.
  • Your nationality, as it appears in your passport.
  • Your date of birth.
  • The country where you were born.
  • The country where you currently live.
  • Your passport number, and its issue date and expiry date.
  • Whether you are applying for Single Entry or Double Entry.
  • The port where you’ll be arriving.

You have to attach the following documentation:

  • A digital passport-quality photograph.
  • A scan of your passport information page.
  • Proof of your residence in your home country.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Your previous Zimbabwe visa, if you have one.

3. Then you pay for your application by entering your credit or debit card information. To finish, click ‘Submit Payment.’ You can also choose to pay by PayPal.

4. Once your application has been approved, you receive your authorisation letter by email. You should print a copy to present when you arrive. Keep your printed authorisation with you for the duration of your trip.

Depending on the processing speed you select, your processing time will vary. You can generally expect to receive your eVisa in 2, 4 or 6 business days.

Zimbabwe e-Visa Status Check

You can check the status of your application as follows.

Click the ‘Status’ button in our main menu, then enter your contact details and enquiry. You can find out information including:

  • If your application has been approved.
  • If it’s still pending approval.
  • Your travel document’s start date and expiration date, plus how many days it will be valid.
  • If your pass has been rejected by the immigration authorities, and why.

Remember that your eVisa processing time depends on which service you’ve selected at the time of your application. Please reach out to us only if you haven’t received your travel document within the originally stated timeframe.

How Much does a Zimbabwe Visa Cost?

The government charges 30.00 USD for a Single Entry electronic travel authorisation and 45.00 USD for Double Entry. With Byevisa, we charge a processing fee to handle your application, freeing up your time to plan the top destinations you want to visit.

The processing fee depends on how soon you require your travel authorisation. You can choose between Standard (25.00 USD for 6 business days delivery), Rapid (65.00 USD for 4 business days delivery) and Highly Rapid (85.00 USD for 2 business days) services.

More Zimbabwe Visa Questions and Information

Here are some frequently asked questions about Zimbabwe travel documents that we hope you’ll find useful as you plan your visit.

e-Visas for Zimbabwe are processed in 6 business days, with our Standard service. If you choose our Rapid service, the processing time will be 4 business days and Highly Rapid processing time will be 2 business days.
You will need 1 digital passport quality colour photograph. The photo should have a white background and only your head and shoulders should be visible.
Yes, you should print your document to show authorities when you arrive. Since your authorisation is electronic, you can simply reprint it if you lose it during your trip.
If your application is denied, please contact our customer support team to find out the reason your application was rejected so you can amend those details for the next time you apply.
If you hold passports from two different countries, you should use the same one to enter and exit the country that you used to apply for your e-Visa. This helps to avoid any confusion or delays when you arrive.
No, although you can easily apply for Single Entry with Byevisa, and then you may present your document in an official immigration office to change it to Multiple Entry. Alternatively, you may apply for two Double Entry visas if you wish to enter 4 times.
Once your electronic travel authorisation has been approved it will be valid for a period of up to 90 days. You need to enter the country within the time period your authorisation is valid, otherwise it becomes invalid and you will need to obtain a new one.
It’s important to be aware that the Zimbabwe immigration department requires applications to be submitted no less than 3 weeks before your travel date. If you need it urgently, you can receive your authorisation letter with Byevisa in as little as 1 business day with our Highly Rapid service.
Below you can find an example of a Zimbabwe e-Visa.Zimbabwe eVisa Example
Here’s a list of useful links ahead of your trip, to get you in the mood! If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch; we’re delighted to help.