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Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce the opening of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Centres in 10 cities within South Africa. Zimbabwean Exemption Permit applications will be accepted across these 10 centres in South Africa. These applications will be assessed by Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. The Zimbabwean Exemption permit (ZEP) is only applicable to applicants who are currently on the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation permit (ZSP) whose permits are expiring at end of December 2017.

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Published on 30 March 2019

Effective 01 October 2018, the ZEP call Centre number will change ...

Published on 27 September 2018

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