Passport backlog

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    Passport seekers sleep on pavements even after paying US$318

    ZIMBABWEAN nationals living and working in the diaspora have been struggling to renew their passports and sleeping on pavements at the Passport Office even after paying the US$318 for a 24-hour passport.The revelations were made in Parliament yesterday by MDC-T legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, who demanded that Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe be dragged before Parliament to explain to the nation…

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    MDC Alliance demands US$ salaries to match with US$ passport fees

    THE opposition MDC Alliance has blasted government for its decision to price passport fees in United States dollars at a time when workers in the country earn measly amounts in local currency.MDC Alliance secretary for home affairs, Rittah Ndlovu, in a statement yesterday, said the new passport fees of US$60 for an ordinary passport, US$200 for a three-day passport and…

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    Govt raises passport fees as it struggles to clear backlog

    GOVERNMENT yesterday marginally reviewed upwards, application fees for ordinary passports and approved the release by Treasury of US$4,5 million to boost the production cycle of passports and clear a 256 000 backlog.The ordinary passport is now pegged at US$60 from US$53 while the one issued after three days now costs US$200 with the emergency one remaining at US$318.Prior to the…

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