Zimbabweans residing in the country can now pay foreign currency to get an emergency passport. The emergency passport typically takes 24 hours.
The comes after the government issued Statutory Instrument 61 Of 2020 which allows the Registrar’s Office to accept foreign currency when Zimbabweans are applying for the emergency passport.
Below is part of the Statutory Instrument:
Statutory Instrument 61 of 2020.
Exchange Control (Exclusive Use of Zimbabwe Dollar for Domestic Transactions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 1)
IT is hereby notified that His Excellency the President, in terms of section 2 of the Exchange Control Act [Chapter 22:05], has made the following regulations:-
1. These regulations may be cited as the Exchange Control (Exclusive Use of Zimbabwe Dollar for Domestic Transactions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 1).
2. The Exchange Control (Exclusive Use of Zimbabwe Dollar for Domestic Transactions) Regulations, 2019, published in Statutory Instrument 212 of 2019, is amended in section 4 (“Transactions excluded from scope of “domestic transactions”) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (f)—
“(g) payment for emergency passports, that is the payment out of free funds (as defined in section 2 of the Exchange Control Regulations, 1996) of any fee for the issuance of a passport within twenty-four hours of the fulfilment ofthe requirements for such issuance by the person in whose name the passport is to be issued.”.
Supplement to the Zimbabwean Government Gazette dated the 6th March, 2020. Printed by the Government Printer, Harare.