National Registration

The issuance of national identity documents is a statutory requirement in terms of the National Registration Act Chapter 10:17 which specifies that every citizen, aliens and refugees should register for a national identity document. This is in line with statutory instrument No. 140 of 2009.
 
  1. Initial registration for citizens
Applicant should be 16 years of age or above in terms of the National Registration Act Chapter 10:17.
 
Requirements
  • Long Zimbabwe birth certificate for citizens.
  • Short birth certificate for adopted children.
  • Valid passport where applicable.
  • Parent’s or guardian’s identity document.
  1. Initial registration for non-citizen
Applicant should be 16 years of age or above in terms of the National Registration Act Chapter 10:17.
 
Requirements
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid student, work or residence permit which is at least six months old.
  1. Change of information
    a. As per marriage certificate
 
Requirements
  • Marriage certificate
  • Original Zimbabwe long/short birth certificate
  • Valid passport where applicable
  • Authenticated marriage certificate (in case of foreign marriage certificate)
  • Translated marriage certificate where applicable (this applies to foreign marriages)

    b. As per divorce order
 
Requirements
  • Divorce certificate
  • Original Zimbabwe long/short birth certificate
  • Valid passport where applicable
  • Previous identity document to be surrendered

    c. As per Notarial Deed
Requirements
  • Notarial deed
  • Original Zimbabwe long/short birth certificate
  • Valid passport if acquired
  • Previous identity document to be surrendered

    d. As per Birth certificate
 
Requirements
  • Original long or short birth certificate
  • Addendum
  • Valid passport where applicable

    e. For Non-Citizens
 
Requirements
  • Old passport with old permit
  • New passport with permit
  • Confirmation from the Department of Immigration where applicable
       f. As per citizenship certificate
 
Requirements
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Original Zimbabwe long/short birth certificate
  • Valid passport if acquired

    g. Citizenship by registration
 
Requirements
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Foreign valid passport
  • ID (Alien)
  • As per affidavit (This applies to women without marriage certificate and are customarily married)
Requirements
  • Long/short Zimbabwe original birth certificate
  • ID in married surname
  • Affidavit
  • Valid passport where applicable
  • Children`s birth certificates
  1. Correction of information on Green Copy/Metal/Polythene ID
Requirements
  • Long/short Zimbabwe original birth certificate
  • Old identity document
  • Valid passport where applicable
  • Marriage certificate where applicable
  1. Replacement of an identity document
Requirements
  • Long birth certificate
  • Copy of lost I.D if available
  • Valid passport where applicable

    NATIONAL REGISTRATION FEES

Fees are as prescribed in Statutory Instrument 140 of 2009

  1. Initial registration for citizen
  • 16 -18 years                          -         Free
  • Above 18 years                      -         $2.00 

Fingerprint clearance 22 years and above:   

  • Non-urgent                             -         $1.00
  • Urgent                                    -         $5.00
  1. Initial registration for non-citizen
  • 16-18 years                            -         Free
  • Above 18 years                       -         $2.00
  1. Change of information
  • As per marriage certificate
  • With I .D                                 -       Free
  • Without I .D                            -       $10.00

  • As per divorce order
  • With I.D                                  -         $25.00
  • Without I.D                             -       $35.00
  • As per Notarial Deed
  • With I.D                                  -       $100.00
  • Without I.D                             -      $110.00

  • As per citizenship certificate
  • With ID                                   -       $40.00
  • Without ID                               -       $50.00

  • Citizenship by registration
    • With I.D                           -       $40.00
    • Without I.D                      -        $50.00
  • As per affidavit (This applies to women without marriage certificate and are customarily married)
  • With I.D                                  -        $25.00
  • Without I.D                             -        $35.00
  1. Correction of information on I.D
  • With green copy ID                                -         $10.00
  • Lost green copy ID                                 -         $12.00
  • With metal/polythene synthetic ID           -         $25.00
  • With lost metal/polythene synthetic ID     -         $35.00
  1. Replacement of an identity document
  • Green copy ID                                        -         $2.00
  • Polythene synthetic ID                             -        $10.00
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