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visas at the border

Ivins, Utah
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visas at the border

We will need a double entry visa (U.S. citizens) for a trip in September. Will there be any problem in getting a visa at the border, or should we do it in advance. Tour company strongly urges an advance purchase but it is expensive through an agency.

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1. Re: visas at the border

responded to your other thread. And you don't need to use an agency. You are early enough that - assuming you are in the US, you can send your passport off to the Zimbabwean embassy in DC.

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2. Re: visas at the border

no worries, visas are easily obtained at border post but cash only

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3. Re: visas at the border

Save yourself the cost/delay/worry of sending passport by post.

Double visa easy peasy at the border for US citizen, Agencies are simple rip offs, doing what you can do yourself for free. For details see victoriafalls-guide.net/index.htmlhttp://www… for the latest info.

Ivan

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4. Re: visas at the border

A group of 16 of us (all U.S. citizens, except for 1 Canadian) are going to Zimbabwe at end of April 2014 with a tour company who strongly recommends we get our double entry visas ahead of time, just like sjk 1976 above. It is much more costly than getting them at the border as you say it's easy to do Ivan. I thought I read somewhere else (can't find posts now) on Trip Advisor that you had to surrender your passport for some period for the double entry visa. Question 1 Is that so? Or might that have been a reference to a multiple entry visa? Since our group is made up of friends who know each other, we are trying to determine whether we should all get our visas ahead of time, despite the cost, or to get our visas on arrival. Question 2 How much time of a delay to process the visas can we expect?

Viajera

Edited: 9:34 pm, January 04, 2014
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5. Re: visas at the border

<<you had to surrender your passport for some period for the double entry visa.>>

May have happened back in the mists of time, but certainly not for many years,

Note multiple entry ONLY available in advance, double is there on arrival just for the asking. procedure is no longer than if you already have a "visa" in advance, which incidentally is in reality a "pre visa", as the actual entry is determined by the immigration at the border. (its still a formality) If you need to enter more than twice, a further single visa can be obtained on re-entry.

<<strongly recommends we get our double entry visas ahead of time, >>

Of course they do, some of the extra cost is commission.

Embassies also like to "strongly advise" getting in advance because it gives them the opportunity to get their sticky fingers on cash, and also to justify their existence and pay their bills.

Ivan

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6. Re: visas at the border

Thank you, Ivan. Fast and helpful!

Viajera

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