SA Home Affairs announces conditions of re-application for ZEP

The Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize today announced the conditions and processes to be followed for the reapplication of the Zimbabwean Special Permit.

The current Zimbabwean Special Permit expires on 31 December 2017 and will be replaced by the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit on 1 January 2018.

These are the conditions and processes.

Implementation of the ZEP is a follows:

  • The new Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) project will begin on 15 September 2017
  • The ZEP is open for valid ZSP permit holders only
  • We advise prospective applicants to submit applications online, from 1 September 2017 through VFS
  • Cut-off date for submission of application is 30 November 2017
  • An administrative fee of R1090 will be charged
  • ZEP permits will be issued for a maximum period of 4 years, effective from 01 January 2018 and expiring 31 December 2021, notwithstanding the date of application
  • thereafter application will be allocated appointment for the required submission of fingerprints and supporting documents to VFS from 1 October 2017.

Below are the relevant offices the applicants can submit their applications

An applicant will be required the following:

  1. A valid Zim passport
  2. Evidence of employment in the case of an application for work rights
  3. Evidence of business- in case of an application for business rights
  4. Evidence of an admission letter from a recognised learning institution- in case of an application of study right.

Here are the terms and conditions for the applicants


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