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On September 2, 2022, South Africa announced an extension of stay for nationals of Zimbabwe holding a Zimbabwe Exemption Permit


The government of South Africa added an additional extension of stay for Zimbabwean nationals. Under this extension, citizens of Zimbabwe who currently hold an expired Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) will be permitted to remain in South Africa until June 30, 2023. During the extension period, nationals of Zimbabwe are expected to apply for a new visa. During the extension period, nationals of Zimbabwe with expired ZEPs will be permitted to enter and exit South Africa.

What are the Changes?

On September 2, 2022, the government of South Africa announced an additional extension period for nationals of Zimbabwe currently residing in the country and who hold an expired ZEP. According to the government, this will allow citizens of Zimbabwe to remain legally in the country.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of South Africa’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Home Affairs Department

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