On 12 August 2014, the Department of Home Affairs announced the closure of the Dispensation for Zimbabwe Project, as of 31 December, 2014.

As a result, it is important to note that the expiry date of all DZP permits which expire before 31 December 2014 is accordingly delayed until 31 December 2014. The expiry date of those DZP permits which expire after December 2014, is being brought forward to 31 December 2014.

If you hold the following, you may qualify to apply for the new Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit 'ZSP' which may be issued valid for a further 3 years:

· Valid Zimbabwean passport; and

· Valid Zimbabwe "DZP" permit.

DZP permit-holders who wish to remain in South Africa after the expiry of their current permits, can reapply for the ZSP, subject to certain conditions. Applications will open on 01 October 2014, and close on 31 December 2014.

For assistance with this process, contact IMCOSA JHB on (011) 326 5131 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us at Grayston Mews, Grayston Drive, Sandton.

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