Diversity Visa Lottery 2021

The Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2021 Diversity Visa Lottery. Commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery,” this program offers people from around the world, the opportunity to work and live in the United States.  Registration is FREE OF CHARGE and can only be done at: www.dvlottery.state.gov See the attached flyer:

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Security Alert: Degrading Communications Infrastructure

Location: Across Zimbabwe Over the past several weeks the communication infrastructure in Zimbabwe has been degraded due to power outages, pilferage of cell tower parts, and lack of generator capacity to maintain continuity of networks.  Embassy community members have reported the inability to make/receive mobile phone calls.  Mobile data services (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, e-mail) have …

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Weather Alert –Zimbabwe

Location: Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Harare (March 15, 2019) Event: Cyclone Idai is expected to affect the eastern parts of Zimbabwe between Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.  Forecasters expect extremely high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding in the provinces of Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Harare. Actions to Take: Monitor local news …

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“Consular Notice: Mourning the loss of President George H. W. Bush, December 5 2018”

Wednesday, December 5th has been designated as a national day of mourning as Americans mourn the loss of President George H. W. Bush.  We will shift all visa interviews originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th to the following day, Thursday, December 6th.  Please plan to come at the same time as your originally scheduled appointment.  …

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Diversity Visa Lottery 2020

The Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2020 Diversity Visa Lottery. Commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery,” this program offers people from around the world, the opportunity to work and live in the United States.  Registration is FREE OF CHARGE and can only be done at: www.dvlottery.state.gov See the attached flyer

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (September 13, 2018) Location: Harare (Budiriro and Glenview neighborhoods) Event:  The Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in Harare.  Cholera is highly contagious and a number of deaths have been reported Actions to Take: Consult a medical professional if you have symptoms of Cholera. …

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Consular Advisory

Due to multiple demonstrations and reports of gun shots in the Central Business District, the U.S. Embassy encourages American Citizens to avoid the Central Business District (in general the area bounded by Samora Machel Avenue on the north, Fourth Street on the east, Rotten Row on the west, and Lytton Road/ Chinhoyi Street on the south).  As the …

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Consular Section closed on Monday and Tuesday

‘’Please note: The Consular Section will be closed on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for the Section’s annual consular leadership training.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closure. For any U.S. citizen emergencies please contact the duty officer during this time on 0772 559 727” Thank you and please contact us should you …

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Important Notice: U.S. Visa Issuance

Harare, November 30 2017- The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports …

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Embassy Harare Statement on Visa Operations

Due to limited staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Harare on November 17th and 18th the Consular Section has suspended visa operations for this week.  At this time we hope to return to normal visa operations early next week, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely.  Visa applicants whose appointments were canceled this week will …

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New dates for 2019 Diversity Visa/ Green Card Lottery

The United States government is pleased to announce the new dates for the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV- 2019)- commonly known as the Green Card Lottery- following technical issues with the site- http://dvlottery.state.gov . Effectively, the new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries at 6 pm on Wednesday October 18th 2017. It closes …

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Diversity Visa-2019 Campaign

The Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2019 Diversity Visa Lottery.  Commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery,” this program offers people from around the world, the opportunity to work and live in the United States.  Registration is free of charge and can only be done at www.dvlottery.state.gov This is …

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Important Notice: Consular Office closed Thursday Afternoon

The U.S. Embassy in  Harare  wishes to advise the public that the Consular Section will be closed from 11:00hrs – 17:30hrs on July 6th, 2017. No services will be provided. For American Citizen Emergencies, please call the Duty Officer on 0772559727.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Visa Waiver Fake News Story

Harare, February 2, 2017: The U.S. Embassy in Harare is aware of false news reports stating that Zimbabwe nationals can now travel to the U.S. without a visa.  There is absolutely no truth to these stories.  For up-to-date visa information please visit  this link # # # Comments or queries should be addressed to David McGuire, Public …

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New Consular Hours

As of December 1st, the Consular Section will be implementing a new schedule for American Citizen Services, Non-Immigrant Visas and Immigrant Visas.   I.  New Schedule:  Starting Dec 1st.  New days for Non-Immigrant Visas.  Appointments will begin at 7:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays Only.  Appointments can be made through this link For American American Citizens.  Starting Dec 1st, …

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United States 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery Begins

Harare, October 5, 2016: The U.S. Embassy in Harare is pleased to announce the start of the 2018 Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also known as the “Green Card” Lottery. The program opened for online registration on October 4th 2016 and the deadline for applications is November 7th 2016.  The Diversity Visa Lottery allows randomly selected …

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