Zim waives civil document fees, requirements

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ZTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe has waived fees for births and death certificates, national identity documents and livestock brands certificates to ensure easy access to these documents during the ongoing national mobile registration exercise.

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage through the Civil Registry Department is conducting a national mobile registration exercise which commenced on April 1 2022, ending on September 30 2022. The programme is tailored to clear a civil registration backlog caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe said; “My Ministry is glad to announce that Cabinet has approved waiver of fees for all civil registration documents that is birth certificates, death certificates, national identity documents and livestock brand certificates are now issued at no costs during this mobile registration period.”

He added: “Cabinet has also approved relaxation of registration requirements and this is with immediate effect. Provincial and District Registrars together with team leaders have been instructed to attend to every person and ensure that they are offered the services they require.”