All permit applications should be submitted to ZIPA office at Maruhubi on working days from 0800hrs to 1400hrs
All documents should be submitted in English or Swahili language. The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and Investors’ respective Embassies may be used for documents translation (if necessary).
All applications should be accompanied with all required documents. Incomplete applications shall not be received.
Full submission of documents does not guarantee the issuance of permits. The Competent Authorities reserve the right to approve/disapprove any application.
All Academic and Professional certificates must be certified by Competent Authorities such as University, High Court and the like
Evidence of original Police Clearance shall be required during submission of the application for which Investors should bring with them during the submission of application.
Permit renewal must be done timely to avoid penalty. Any delay in submitting application to ZIPA for renewal of permits shall attract a penalty of United State Dollars ten (US$ 10) payable to ZIPA for each delayed day for both investor as well as expatriates.
Investors shall bring with them passport of the applicant for any permit cancellation application. Failure to submit the passport, Investor shall be liable to a penalty of US$ 300, payable to ZIPA.
The issuance of Work and Residence permits shall not exceed 14 working days from the date of submission. Investors are advised to make their payment on time to avoid unnecessary delays. All payment should be deposited to PBZ Bank at account number 052103000027 for Work permit and account number 022102000005 for Residence permit.
All approved Permit/Passport shall be collected at ZIPA on working days from 1300hrs to1500hrs.
The wage of every employee shall be payable in legal tender directly deposited to each employee’s local bank account and any agreement to the contrary shall be null and void.
It is an offence for any foreigner to work without a valid work permit. It is also an offence for any employer to employ or permit any foreigner without a valid work permit to work in his or her establishment.