Moving to Zimbabwe

Moving to Zimbabwe

Ports: By Air: Harare, Bulawayo; By Sea: Durban, South Africa

Prohibited: Drugs; Pornography; Forged Documents; Counterfeit Money

Cont: None

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations: Visitors and returning Zimbabwean residents of at least 18 years of age may import a maximum of 5 litres of alcoholic drink, of which not more than 2 litres may be spirits.

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Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations: All documents, duly completed and signed by the diplomat must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for final clearance with Customs & Excise.

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Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations: Subject to import control. Application for firearms and ammunition should be made to the Secretary of Home Affairs.

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Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  IMMIGRANTS OR RETURNING RESIDENTS AFTER AN ABSENCE OF NOT LESS THAN 2 YEARS: (1) Declaration Undertaking form C38 (2) Passport (3) Work or Residence permit (4) Bill of Lading or AWB (5) Inventory with serial numbers of electric appliances. RETURNING RESIDENTS AFTER ABSENCE OF LESS THAN 2 YEARS: (1) Immigrant’s Declaration (2) Proof of original export (3) inventory

Customs Regulations: May be imported duty-free.

ClearanceCustomer presence required for clearance? Yes

RemarksAll customs documents for private persons will be lodged with the Department of Customs & Excise by the individuals personally.

New Furniture

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations: Subject to duty. In the case of returning residents after an absence of less than 2 years: any goods acquired after emigrating, an application for ‘no currency involved’ import license has to be made.

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Pets and Animals

Required Documents:

Customs Regulations: Subject to import control. Applications for license should be made in the case of animals to the Director of Veterinary Services.

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Vehicles

Required Documents:  IMMIGRANTS OR RETURNING RESIDENTS AFTER AN ABSENCE OF NOT LESS THAN 2 YEARS: (1) Form C38 (MV) for motor vehicles (2) Immigrant’s declaration (3) Passport (4) Residence permit (5) Import license if ownership of vehicle prior to importation is less than 6 months

Customs Regulations: Each family member over age of 18 can import a motor vehicle duty-free and tax-free if owned by individual member for 6 months. If less than 6 months, all relevant documentation will have to be produced to customs, including import license. A returning resident absent for less than 2 years will not usually be allowed duty-free importation.

Clearance:

RemarksVehicles may not be disposed of in any way within 12 months of customs clearance without prior approval of Controller of Customs. Not more than 2 motor vehicles of any sort per family.

Please note:
The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.