Getting a Zimbabwean Passport and ID

June 3, 2018 Leave a comment

It is no longer such a big hassle to get a Zimbabwean passport. Fill in the forms and you will even get a text message to confirm your passport is out.

I applied for mine three years ago, so I expect the situation is much better now.


There are a few things that are dreaded in the life of a Zimbo. These are getting an ID getting a passport and getting a drivers license. Anything that involves a trip to any government office is an interesting experience and often involves a lot a long day of queuing, pressure (people pushing and shoving in an uncontrolled manner) and just wahala(trouble) as the Nigerians would call it. Having gone through similar processes in several countries, I know that it is not only Zimbabwe where we have such inefficiency that is just really appalling. Most of the time, arriving early will save you a lot of hassle, being at the back of the queue is never a good idea, be cause the line always creates a bottleneck at the front as the ‘clever people’ always know how to jump the line.

As usual it always helps to have friends in…

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Nurse Shortage in the UK- Immigration Rules Relaxed

June 3, 2018 Leave a comment

UK Easing the employment of foreign nurses.



  • Nurses and midwives who have trained outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and want to work in the UK as a nurse or midwife must gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Applicants are tested for competence through a two-part process to gain registration. 

  • Part one – computer-based multiple-choice examination which is accessible around the world for applicants to access in their home countries.
  • Part two – practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which will always be held in the UK.

The immigration rules changed in March 2015 to allow for an individual nurse to come to the UK to prepare for the OSCE.

Rules for employers and overseas nurse applicants

  • All overseas applicants need to pass a computer-based test (CBT) and comply with all other initial requirements of the NMC overseas nursing process (including achieving language capability requirements) to be eligible to sit the OSCE and complete their registration. In October…

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