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Zimbabwe begins processing e-passports in South Africa

by Staff reporter
11 Jun 2024 at 00:48hrs | Views
Zimbabwe has begun processing e-passports for its citizens in South Africa. A newly refurbished building in South Africa will be commissioned after the country's elections.

Officials from Zimbabwe's Registrar General's office and consultants are training consulate staff in South Africa for e-passport processing. Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Raphael Faranisi, confirmed that the e-passport services are now available.

The official commissioning will involve Zimbabwe's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, and a representative from the relevant South African ministry, pending the conclusion of South Africa's electoral period.

Plans are underway to open additional e-passport offices abroad, including in the UK, UAE, and USA. Within Zimbabwe, several e-passport centers have been opened in various locations, enhancing accessibility for citizens.

Source - The Herald