New Passport fees. The government said this was one of a cocktail of measures put in place to clear the passport backlog that dates back to 2018. Cabinet this Wednesday reviewed fees for ordinary passports to USD$60 or Zimbabwe Dollar equivalent and USD$200 for three-day passports.
Below are figures with regards to the passport issue. They were provided by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Nick Mangwana.
The news about new passport fees sparked varying responses with some saying the development will not solve anything since there are thousands who paid US$318 for emergency passports but are yet to get the documents.
-Current Passport backlog is 250k
-Booklet Production Capacity is 8k per day.
-But Personalisation Capacity is less than 2500 per day.
-Quality Assurance is less than 2k per day.
-Actual Production Price per passport is US$58.55
Hence the $60 per passport charge.
The new price for an ordinary passport is now a ZWL equivalent of US60.
24-hour passport is US$318
3-Day passport is US$200
E-Passport is US$80
Source – MbareTimes/Zimcitizen
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