‘Zimbabwe embassies must issue IDs, passports’

Published: 18/Mar/2019
Source: Bulawayo24.com

A parliamentary panel has proposed that Zimbabwe’s 39 embassies across the globe be empowered to issue national documentation such as IDs and passports to migrants to decongest the Registrar General’s office.

The parliamentary portfolio committee on Defence and Home Affairs has proposed that Zimbabwean embassies be allowed to process births and deaths, marriages, citizenship, national identity documents, and issue travel documents including passports and temporary Travel Documents (TTDs).

Currently, Zimbabweans living abroad are required to submit passport applications to the Zimbabwe Embassy in that country or the nearest embassy in neighbouring countries, for onward transmission of the applications to Harare. If there are no embassies, applicants have to come back home before their passports expire for renewal.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019