20 May 2022
NOTICE ON FRAUDULENT ZIMBABWEAN PASSPORT APPLICATION ONLINE AGENCIES
The Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Washington D.C. has noted with concern that some agencies are advertising on both social media and on the internet purportedly offering unsuspecting Zimbabwean nationals services such as online passport applications and other documents. One of such agencies uses the following website: http://zimpassports.online/
Prospective applicants are strongly advised not to seek services offered by such agencies as they are susceptible to being fleeced of their money. The Embassy wishes to further advise that the Registrar General’s Office is yet to launch any online passport application services. Therefore, these kinds of services are not yet operational. Thus, those in need of any consular services should contact the Consular Section of the Embassy as per the usual procedure. Details of the requirements for passport application, documents required and expected fees can be accessed through the Embassy’s website: www.zimembassydc.org.
N.B. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT NEITHER THE OLD TYPE PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESS NOR THE NEW E-PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESS INVOLVES THE PAYMENT OF ANY ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS. THEREFORE, ANY REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT VIA ONLINE PLATFORMS SHOULD RAISE ALARM IN PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS
20 May 2022