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Zimbabwe Passport Office Goes Online

Zimbabweans wanting to apply for passports can now download application forms on the internet and take them to the passport office after filling them in. On submission they can then pay a US$33 fee for the form.

Mugabe's trusted election rigger: Registra General Tobaiwa Mudede (in glasses)
Mugabe’s trusted election rigger: Registra General Tobaiwa Mudede (in glasses)

Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede said the digitalisation would bring convenience to the public and improve efficiency and reduce time spent queuing for the forms. Under the new system the RG’s office will also be sending SMS messages to passport applicants to collect their documents.

“The department has introduced its new website: http://www.rg.gov.zw . The website provides the public with all relevant information regarding the department’s offices and services,” Mudede said.

“As part of the website, we have introduced a new computerised passport application form. This will enable anyone with Internet access to fill in the passport application form within the website from the ease of their home or office, print it and apply for a new passport using this printed form,” he said.

“Since security of such a procedure is paramount, the passport application form can only be printed after it has been completely filled in. The form cannot be downloaded empty. The passport application form cannot be saved on the local computer,” Mudede said.

“The website also enables one to find any relevant information about the activities and services provided by the department as well as addresses of all their offices around Zimbabwe.”

Those without access to the Internet would still get the forms at the RG’s Office. An ordinary passport costs US$50 and takes a month to be processed, while an emergency passport, which takes three days, costs US$250.

“While an applicant is filling out the passport application form, they will be requested to fill in a mobile phone number which will be used to get an SMS update the moment the passport is ready and waiting for collection.

“The department has invested in a top-of-the-line SMS solution and has developed unique applications which will enable the RG to give better service to the Zimbabwean citizen,” Mudede added.

The SMS service, Mudede said, would enter its pilot stage in the next few days.

  • Nobu Ndlovu

    Very gud and welcome technological development.

  • Kyle Chitengu

    Wow thts gret news kp e good wek

  • Wel dne R.G noble initiative ,mvng w tym coz we nw lvng in da weld of technology

  • Abraham Tallman Mabhiza

    well done mr mudende,thats fantastic,im now proudly zimbabwean

  • Richard Kachecha

    big up chamisa Job done

  • Thandisk Mankazo Maphosa

    wen i saw the headline i got so excited.this is a sign we going some where.we hope the pilot shows that all is well.im so so excited abt such developments in my hom country.

  • Takudzwa Leonard Mathende

    Chamisa anogona mushando

  • This is really fantastic. Im actually relieved as i have to renew passports for my kids. This is advancement and i am sure with time we may not have to go to the passport office at all. Well done Mr. Mudede.

  • Constantine Chipadza

    At least zviri nani. Mabasa aChamisa aya

  • Nathan Chikwekwe

    quite the avhievement, it should not stop there

  • Heart Marweyi

    Good news Zimbabwe.

  • Grace Almeida Chinawa

    Well done Mr Mudede, keep up the good work.

  • Lenon

    Keep up the good work guys

  • Nobza Nyamukapa

    Go [email protected] show them am proud of you guys keep up the great minds.

  • Thanx Mr Mudede.The only problem now is ZESA

  • clara muchabaiwa

    That’s good thank you very much.can l apply passports for my kids if lm in south africa ?if yes what are the require

  • Oh oh good staff Mr Mudede a job well done keep d standard…:

  • Great

  • Thumbs up MrNELSON

  • Well done Chamisa.Ndiwe waita kuti paite change apa.

  • Victor Vicman Karonga

    Kikikikikikiki hayaaa !

  • PHillip chimhara

    Thats excerlent

  • Frank Onismo Ziyambi

    Saka Chamisa apinda papi

  • thanks chamisa

  • Michael Munyaradzi


  • Nyaa Ndlovu

    HAIWA nyika yonaka manje

  • Biliard Hlungwani

    This ken’t b mudede’s initiative!

  • Tinashe Zengeni

    Keep it up

  • Thank you Chamisa!

  • Rachael Shiri

    Thats awesome

  • Jimmy Muwodzeri

    This is a great “leap forward” . I applaud Mudede for this new development.

  • Raymond Chifamba

    This is good

  • Joeward Ndarira

    Its a very gud idea,I totally appreciate dat.I wld lyk to apply for 1*tanx vry mch guyz dats awesome idea

  • Totenda dzanwa imiwe, remember the Chitungwiza train line, Harare-Bulawayo freeway!

  • Cephas Madhevere

    Thumbs up for such a job weldone.

    It is also my humble suggestion that there be an option for those who applied for their passports before this new system to be able to check on the net if their passports are ready for collection.

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  • aleter sibanda

    of course Registrar General, i personally think it was long overdue. keep it up, welldone*******************

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  • Anonymous

    what is the USD33.00 FOR?

  • Willard Muchuwa

    Day robbery. remember forms cost should be far cheaper online. But this form is still far expensive than a passport itself anywhere around the world.

    Devil’s touch.

  • Ishe

    I was excited abt this ‘devlpmnt’ until i tried the website and found that its not functional….ooops

  • Linda

    We thank God for the development

  • Ishe

    nothing worth telling pple at home abt this theng here….. the server is alleged to hv crushed and its not workin….give it a shot now…ma1…

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  • remnage

    good idea

  • Tinotenda Machakaire

    Nice One. . .

  • st bal

    i have just downloaded my form, this is lakker thank you RG

  • delight

    This is a great achievement

  • Peter

    Keep it Up Mr.we are proud of u

    • Buffled

      Hi Peter, hope you are well and blessed.Have you ever tried to fill-in the form? I am failing to access it, if you could assist I would be very grateful.

  • Anonymous

    Zvinotendwa Mudede!

  • baffled

    This is a commendable achievement for the Registra’s office, but I can’t access the forms. Could somebody please assist me to access the form.

  • Tongai Mutengezi

    This is applaudable, keep it up

  • Tongai Mutengezi

    This is applaudable, keep it up.

  • Khethiwe Ndlovu

    Wel done that’s nice

  • erizabheta

    Welcome move!

  • mukwerekwere

    The website is not available.