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Getting a Zimbabwean Passport Outside Zimbabwe

May 13, 2016 Leave a comment

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Renewing a Zimbabwean Passport at the Zimbabwe Embassy is a breeze if you have all the required documents. It is wiser to renew your passport 12 months or 8 months before the expiry date. Most countries require a passport to be at least 6 months valid in order to issue or renew an Employment Permit.

This article is divided into 5 Sections:

1.    Documents to bring to the Zim Embassy
2.    What the Embassy will do
3.    Documents to Send to Zimbabwe
4.    Expenses
5.    What You Will Collect

Zimbabwe Passport

Documents to Bring to the Zim Embassy:

To renew your Zimbabwean Passport from a foreign country that you are currently residing in, you must visit the Zimbabwe Embassy or High Commission with the following original documents and their photocopies where applicable:

1-    Zimbabwe National Identity Card – Plastic ID card + 1 x black/white photocopies of both sides
2-    Long Birth Certificate + 1 x black/white photocopy.
3-    Current Passport. This will be your old passport if it has already expired. Also make photocopies of your current passport as follows:

–    1 x black/white photocopy of back page of your passport. This is the hard covered back page of your passport containing your passport photo, passport number, signature, expiry date, date of issue, identity number, fingerprint and other personal details.
–    1 x black/white photocopy of your latest VISA and residential permit (e.g. Work Permit) that is stamped in your passport.

4-    If you are married, then you will also need to bring your Marriage Certificate and a National Identity Card with your new marriage name + 1 x black/white photocopy of each document. Divorced persons should also bring a Divorce Order + 1 x photocopy.

5-    2 x Passport size colour photos (3.5 x 4.5) cm.You must wear black clothes on your upper body and the photo should taken behind a white background. Your face and hair must be natural – avoid dreads, locks, braids and face ornamentation like earings, nose rings, tattoos and lip rings.

6-    If you are sending the documents to your family or relatives in Zimbabwe via a courier (e.g. DHL or FEDEX) so that they can submit the application for you, then you should write a Letter of Submission and a Letter of Collection explaining why you won’t be physically available to submit and collect the documents personally. You must take these two letters with you to the Zim Embassy so that they can be stamped. I will show you later on, how to write a letter of submission and a letter of collection.

Please note that it is IMPORTANT to have all the documents above before you go to the Embassy. This will save time for many expatriate and foreign-based Zimbabweans who are new to the passport renewal procedure outside of Zimbabwe. It will help you avoid many unnecessary trips to and from the Embassy just because you forgot to bring some of the required documents. In case you don’t have some of the required documents above, then you should consult the Zim Embassy for special advice. Now that you have all the documents mentioned above, you should go to the Zimbabwe Embassy to get your Passport Application Form.

Passport Application Form

Documents the Embassy will Give You & What they will Do

When you bring the above documents to the Zim Embassy, the following will happen:

1.    The Embassy will give you a Passport Application Form “Application for a Zimbabwe Passport”.
2.    They will take your fingerprints on the back page of the application form.
3.    The cost of the Application Form and Fingerprints is R200.00 which is equivalent to R200.00 (South African Rands).You must pay in cash at the Embassy and they will give you a receipt.
4.    The Embassy will certify photocopies of your Passport, Birth certificate and National ID Card.
5.    The cost of certifying is $10.00 or R100.00.You must pay in cash at the Embassy and they will give you a receipt. You get one receipt for the Application form, Fingerprints and Certification, so the total cost is R300.00.This receipt will be stamped and signed by the Zim Embassy.
6.    The Embassy will sign your Letter of Submission and Letter of Collection and put a stamp of approval on each of your letters.
7.    The Embassy will give you a form (a questionnaire) to be filled by the applicant.
After the above procedure, the embassy will give you back your original documents and certified photocopies, as well as the receipt, passport application form,questionnaire,letter of submission and collection. You must make photocopies of your receipt and keep them. Your receipt is required as proof of payment. Do not lose it.

Documents to Send to Zimbabwe

When you get your things done at the Embassy, you will be required to send your documents to your family or relatives in Zimbabwe. Your family member or relative who is required to have the same surname as you should submit the documents for you at the Passport Office in Harare or Bulawayo. You can send your documents to Zimbabwe via DHL or FEDEX.DHL is the widely used and trusted courier. Your family member or relative must bring his or her ID for identification on submitting and collecting the documents at the Passport Office.

The following are documents to send to Zimbabwe. The assistant at the Zimbabwe Embassy will help you organize your documents and attach them accordingly.

1.    Passport Application Form with fingerprints. You must fill the form.
2.    Inside the passport application form, you will attach the following documents with a paper clip:
–    Original letter of Submission (signed and stamped by the Embassy)
–    Original letter of Collection (signed and stamped by the Embassy)
–    Original Receipt (for passport form, fingerprints and certifying) – signed and stamped by the Embassy.
–    Certified photocopy of your Passport (certified by the Embassy)
–    Certified photocopy of your National Identity Card (certified by the Embassy)
–    Certified photocopy of your Long Birth Certificate (certified by the Embassy)
–    2 x Passport size colour photos (3.5 x 4.5) cm inside a small envelope.
–    Questionnaire to be filled by the applicant.

3.    Your Current or Expired Passport. If your passport is lost, then you must consult the Zim Embassy for special advice.

Expenses of Renewing, Sending and Collecting Your Passport: (Zim Embassy)

Passport Application Form and Fingerprints – R200.00
Document Certifying – R100.00
3 Day Passport – US$315.00
1 to 2 Week Passport – US$250.00
1 Month Passport – US$50.00
DHL (Country X to Zimbabwe) – R350.00 (it depends)
DHL (Zimbabwe to Country X) – R700.00 (it depends)

What You will Collect

When your passport application has been processed and completed, you will receive your new passport along with your old passport. Your family or relatives in Zimbabwe will send the documents to you via DHL.

Conclusion: I hope Zimbabweans living abroad will be satisfied with the above steps to renew a Zimbabwean Passport at the Zim Embassy.

CONSULATE DETAILS

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London Business School is inviting applications for Sloan Masters Scholarships

March 8, 2016 Leave a comment

London Business School is inviting applications for Sloan Masters Scholarships. These scholarships are open to all self-funding candidates for the Sloan MSc (masters) programme.

At London Business School, they strive to have a profound impact on the way the world does business. Their communal spirit creates an environment where they support and inspire, helping people achieve their fullest potential.

London Business School is one of the world’s elite business schools. They shape business practice and transform careers across the globe. Their academic strength drives original and provocative business thinking, empowering our people to challenge conventional wisdom in a truly unique academic environment.

University accepts undergraduate degrees in any subject area, with a grade equivalent to a UK First or 2:1 / GPA 3.5 and above.

Course Level: Scholarship is open to all self-funding candidates for the Sloan MSc (masters) progarmme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is available in the field of Leadership and Strategy.

List of Subjects: Leadership and Strategy

Scholarship Award
50th Anniversary Scholarship: A scholarship awarding 100% of tuition fees for the Sloan programme.
Sloan Awards: The awards are between £5,000 and £10,000 in the form of tuition remission
Sloan MSc Women’s Scholarship: A scholarship awarding up to 50% of tuition fees for the Sloan programme.
Sloan Alumni Scholarship: Scholarship receive £20,000 in the form of tuition remission
The Monica and Navin Valrani Scholarship: Scholarship receive £20,000

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility
50th Anniversary Scholarship: All self-funding candidates for the Sloan MSc
Sloan Awards: All successful self-funded Sloan MSc applicants who have applied for and accepted their offer before August 2016. The final decisions will be made in August 2016.
Sloan MSc Women’s Scholarship: Self-funded female candidates who have applied for the Sloan MSc programme. To be considered as a candidate, they must have submitted an application for the Sloan MSc in Leadership and Strategy. We will consider both completed candidates and those who are finalising their application.
Sloan Alumni Scholarship: All successful self-funded Sloan MSc applicants who receive an offer before August 2016 will be considered for this scholarship. The final decision will be made in August 2016.
The Monica and Navin Valrani Scholarship: Indian women. Designed to support exceptionally gifted and talented Indian women who have achieved success through their own determination, ambition and motivation and have striven to succeed in their education and career.

Nationality: International students can apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: University accepts undergraduate degrees in any subject area, with a grade equivalent to a UK First or 2:1 / GPA 3.5 and above.

Test Requirement: GMAT (range 600-800) / GRE equivalent score)-Candidates with exceptional academic performance may be considered for a waiver.

English Language Requirement: University’s TOEFL institution code is 0898. If English is not students’s native language, or if they have not been studying fully in English or living in an English-speaking country for at least two years, please submit their IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score. Other tests will not be accepted.

Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2016

Supporting Material
50th Anniversary Scholarship: The 50th Anniversary’s requirements include:
-A one page CV
-Essay of not more than 500 words (please supply the word count) on an innovative solution to a worldwide issue of their choice
-Video clip of up to 5 minutes “Who am I?” demonstrating their creativity. The video should be uploaded on -You Tube and the link sent to Lorine Barrier lbarrier-at-london.edu. Make sure the view rights are set to public.
Sloan Awards: Please provide a personal statement of up to 500 words on how they intend to finance their studies. This should be sent to Lorine Barrier (lbarrier-at-london.edu). Responses should specify:
-all the sources of funding they have considered and have access to
-the extent to which they intend to rely on each of those sources
-Their reasons for the choices made and recent income history and outgoings.
Sloan MSc Women’s Scholarship: Application requirements:
-A one page CV
-A one page overview of their Personal and Professional history
-An essay of not more than 500 words (please supply the word count).
-The topic of the essay is: ‘As a female leader, please describe how they will support the future success of the Sloan MSc programme’.
Video Instructions
-They must submit a video clip of up to 5 minutes. This will help the Committee to get to know you. The topic is: “When do you feel you have had the most impact?”
-They should upload their video to You Tube and send the video directly to: Lorine Barrier lbarrier-at-london.edu.
Make sure the view rights are set to “public”.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadlines are:
50th Anniversary Scholarship: 7 September 2016
Sloan Awards and Sloan Alumni Scholarship: August 2016
Sloan MSc Women’s Scholarship: 20 July 2016
Monica and Navin Valrani Scholarship: 6 May 2016

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