1 month to clear passports backlog

THE Registrar General's Office has started producing 8 000 passports daily with a view to clear the 28 000 backlog that has accumulated at the passport office over the past years, Home Affairs and Cul...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 April 2019


Passports production has resumes

The production of passports has resumed following a system malfunction which was rectified on Friday. The Registrar General's office is now producing 8 000 passports a day as it struggles to clear the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 April 2019


Zimbabwe resumes issuing passports

Following a technical glitch that had caused the Zimbabwean registrar's office to stop issuing passports, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatang...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 April 2019


Zimbabwe stops issuing passports

THE crisis at the passport offices is far from over, with Registrar-General Clemence Masango failing to give an estimate timeframe of when the processing of travelling documents will resume following ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 April 2019


'Zimbabwe running out of passport paper'

REGISTRAR-General Clemence Masango yesterday told Parliament that the demand for emergency passports was now so high that his department might soon run out of passport paper.Masango made the disclosur...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2019


11 000 passports left uncollected at Registry

MORE than 11 000 passports have not been claimed with some even expiring before they are collected by their owners, an official has said.The Registrar-General, Mr Clemence Masango, said the department...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018


Foreign currency shortage triggers Zimbabwe passports backlog

REGISTRAR-GENERAL (RG) Clemence Masango yesterday said his department had a backlog of 170 000 passports, which has accumulated since May, and requires additional foreign currency to speed up the proc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2018


Violet Gonda denied Zimbabwe passport by Mnangagwa's govt

JOURNALIST Violet Gonda has been refused a Zimbabwean passport by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede because she was apparently blacklisted by the government.She is believed to be one of many Zimbabwean...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018


Chombo gets passport back

Former Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo was on Tuesday given back his passport to enable him to travel to South Africa for medical attention. He will have the passport until June 13. The former m...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 May 2018


'A degree is not a passport into Parliament'

MUTARE West Zanu-PF parliamentary candidate Teedzayi Muchimwe, who recently defeated National Scholarships minister Christopher Mushohwe in the ruling party's primary elections, has said education was...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018


Chombo wants passport for SA trip

Former Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a slew of corruption charges and was in South Africa recently for medical attention, intends to apply for the release of his passport again ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018


ZIFA engage Govt on British Brigade

ZIFA have engaged the Government to help facilitate the application for Zimbabwean passports for players born or raised abroad for possible inclusion for the Cosafa Cup which gets underway in South Af...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 May 2018


Zimbabwe set to launch e-passport

THE Government yesterday said it will soon launch an incorruptible e-passport with enhanced security features.An e-passport is a travel document with an individual's biometric features.In 2016, Govern...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2018


Embassy withholds tour operators' passports

TWENTY-ONE players in the tourism industry recently had their passports withheld by the German embassy in Harare after the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority failed to pay $47 000 to a tourism organiser based...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 March 2018


Treasury intervenes in passports delays

TREASURY has intervened in a bid to end delays in issuing passports by agreeing to import materials needed by the Registrar General's Office.The Minister of Home Affairs and Culture Dr Obert Mpofu rev...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 January 2018


Issuing of emergency passports resumes

The Registrar-General's Office has resumed issuing emergency passports and rubbished reports that it had run out of paper to print the documents due to a shortage of foreign currency.The office tempor...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 September 2017


Emergency passports suspended over forex

THE Registrar General's (RG) department has suspended issuing emergency passports, as ongoing foreign currency shortages continue to affect key public and commercial operations.Zimbabwe is grappling w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 September 2017

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