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What to do if you lose your Zimbabwe passport abroad

passportBeing a foreigner and living in the diaspora is not an easy thing. If you happen to be in a foreign country where you do not know any Zimbos, this can be extremely challenging because there is no support system. Losing your documents in this situation can be extremely daunting. I recall one of my aunt’s losing her passport in South Africa back in the 80’s. No one knew what to do, I’m too young to remember the details, but she lived to tell the horror. It wasn’t so easy back then. These days, you can call one of your many relatives resident in South Africa and they can walk you through.

What to do if you lose your passport abroad.

Someone asked what to do, because they have lost their passport, so I figured that someone else might need that kind of infor. I quickly checked for my own passport because a Zimbo passport is gold and losing it is a headache. However, replacing passports is now much easier and less stressful than it was back in the days when you had to beg to apply for a passport. I wonder if they actually read those application letters.

  1. If you lose your passport, immediately report this to the police and get a police report. Trying to replace a passport without a report can be challenging if not impossible.
  2. Contact you nearest Zimbabwe embassy, below is a link with Zimbabwe foreign consulate contact details. They will give your steps required to replace the passport or information.
  3. Be patient with embassy staff, they have been known to be rude and unhelpful. Jut remember that all you need is a new passport or travel document. I hear these days they are unpaid, so that will make it even worse.

Websites for Zimbabwe embassies abroad. I hope it is current…


Zimbabwean Consulates

How to get a Zim passport and ID

Dual Citizenship

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