Mozambican, South African and Zimbabwean passport holders are no longer required to apply for visas if their stay in each others' country does not exceed 30 days. However, for all other passport holders, visas are still required. The onus is therefore upon International Clients to ensure that passports are valid for 6 months in order to obtain their Visas, either in your country prior to departure for Mozambique, or when entering Mozambique at the border or airports.

Please ensure that there is sufficient space in the passport for inclusion of the Visa. You will need a passport, valid for at least 6 months after your return from Mozambique. Drivers must carry a valid drivers' license, the original registration papers of the vehicle, and trailer registration papers (if applicable). Compulsory Mozambican third party insurance must be purchased at the border. A letter of permission is needed if driving a vehicle registered in someone else's name, and it helps to have this stamped at your local police station, before entering Mozambique. The law requires your to carry your passport at all times. Make at least one photocopy of your passport and all other important documents, and store them in a safe place.

Zimbabweans need to have vehicle clearance certificates. One can acquire a tourist visa on arrival at the airport or land border. As of January 2006 this costs USD 30 and takes 30-60 mins. Visas can also be obtained from the Mozambican Embassy of your own country. It is a single entry Visa, and is subject to change.

You must report to the immigration office with your passports and vehicle registration papers in hand.

On the South African side (Komatiepoort), and Zimbabwean side (Mutare): A custom's official will give you a gate pass and this is to be taken to the immigration office. Fill in your vehicle / goods export form and then get your passport stamped. Hand in gate pass when driving out of South Africa/Zimbabwe.

Mozambique side (Ressano Garcia): As you go through the gate you will be handed another gate pass which is needed for immigration, customs - road permit and customs inspector. Get your passport stamped - you have to pay R12 per person; take out the compulsory 3rd party insurance (R120 per vehicle or USD 23); buy the compulsory temporary import permit for all vehicles - including boat trailers (payable in Meticais - Mt 30,000 (approx. R15). Proceed out of the office to a customs inspector who will then inspect your vehicle and contents. After signing the gate pass and if you have nothing to declare, on exiting the gate you hand the gate pass in.
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