Scholar Permits

 May be issued to a person who intends to enter and reside in Zimbabwe for the purpose of attending any school approved by the Chief Director of Immigration.

1.      Fully completed Residence permit Application Forms (IF5)

2.      Passport bio-data page

3.      Two passport size photos

4.      Application letter requesting for permit addressed to the Chief Director of Immigration

5.      Proof of accommodation e.g an undertaking by guarantor/institution to provide accommodation

6.      Proof of payment of fees in foreign currency

7.      Chest X-ray certificate

8.      2 passport size photos

9.      Letter of acceptance form school

10.  Clearance letter from the Ministry of Education

11.  Affidavit from local guardian accepting custody of child during period of study

12.  Statutory fee USD$100 non-refundable



1.      Letter from school indicating continuity of studies

2.      Copy of previous term results

3.      Statutory fee USD$100 non-refundable



-          Copies of all documents to be sufficiently authenticated, those from outside Zimbabwe are to be notarized in the prescribed manner whilst those from within may be certified by commissioners of oaths

-          All translations to be in English and the copies of original documents to be tendered

-          Translations to be done by reputable  institutions (preferably government entities)

-          All extensions to be done three (3) months prior to expiry of current permit.