Home affairs launches new permit system for Zimbabweans

The Department of Home Affairs has announced a new four-year non-renewable permit system for Zimbabweans living in South Africa called the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP).

Head of permits at the Department of Home Affairs, Ronnie Marhule, says Zimbabweans who were previously issued with Zimbabwe Special Permits (ZSP), which expires at the end of this year, qualify for the new permits.

All they need to do is to submit evidence of work, business or studies and we will be able to give them the ZEP.

Ronnie Marhule, Head of permits at the Department of Home Affairs

This is quite an easy process, they apply online on www.vfsglobal.com

Ronnie Marhule, Head of permits at the Department of Home Affairs

Marhule says applications will be available online from 15 September, and from 1 October Zimbabweans will be able to make appointments to visit any VFS offices in the country.

They don't need to apply for police clearance because that might take some time - but we will be able to do a background check to check finger prints and any criminal records.

Ronnie Marhule, Head of permits at the Department of Home Affairs

The new permits do not apply for those who entered the country illegally, says Marhule.

For those who have entered illegally, Home Affairs will have to implement the Immigration Act, he adds.

They need to legalise their stay, they need to come to South Africa legally ...

Ronnie Marhule, Head of permits at the Department of Home Affairs

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