Study Permits


May be issued to a person who intends to enter and reside in Zimbabwe for the purpose of attending any educational institution, other than a school.

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 institution to provide accommodation

6.      Proof of payment of fees in foreign currency

7.      Chest X-ray certificate

8.      Police clearance from country of residence (not older than 6 months)

9.      2 passport size photos

10.  Letter of acceptance form college or university

11.  Time table confirming number of lessons confirming not less than 29 lessons per week

12.  Statutory fee USD$200 non-refundable



1.      Letter from college or university indicating continuity of studies

2.      Copy of previous term/semester results

3.      Statutory fee USD$200 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.