Global Mobility Solutions

Zimbabwe Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Zimbabwe. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Zimbabwe. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Moving your employees to Zimbabwe

Moving your employees or business to Zimbabwe can be a complex process, requiring careful planning and preparation. At Breedj, we understand the challenges that businesses face when expanding their operations to new markets, and we are committed to helping our clients navigate the process as smoothly as possible.

Zimbabwe is a country with immense potential for growth and development. With a population of over 14 million people and a rich diversity of natural resources, including platinum, gold, and diamonds, Zimbabwe offers significant opportunities for businesses looking to expand their operations in Africa.

In recent years, Zimbabwe has made significant strides in stabilizing its economy and improving its business climate. The country’s GDP grew by an estimated 3.9% in 2020, and the government has implemented several reforms to improve transparency and attract foreign investment. Additionally, Zimbabwe’s strategic location in southern Africa makes it an attractive hub for businesses looking to access markets across the continent.

When it comes to political stability, Zimbabwe has experienced its fair share of challenges in the past. However, in recent years, the government has made significant efforts to improve the country’s political climate and restore investor confidence. Additionally, Zimbabwe is known for its highly educated and skilled workforce, with English, Shona, and Ndebele being the most widely spoken languages in the country.

Key immigration facts about Zimbabwe

When it comes to immigration, Zimbabwe has specific regulations that businesses must follow to legally bring in expatriate employees. At Breedj, we have extensive experience in navigating Zimbabwe’s immigration laws and procedures, making us the ideal partner for businesses looking to relocate employees to Zimbabwe.

To engage in any occupation, including work for gain or in the interests of any business undertaking, in Zimbabwe, individuals must obtain a valid temporary employment permit (TEP). The assistance of expatriate experts for a relatively short period is welcome if their skills are not available locally, and the employer trains a local substitute.

TEP applications must be submitted in conjunction with temporary residence permit applications, and TEPs may be issued for a maximum period of three years, which may be extended for a maximum period of five years if approved by the Chief Immigration Officer. TEP holders must also train Zimbabweans to develop the skills for which the foreign nationals were admitted.

To recruit staff from outside the country, an employer in Zimbabwe must comply with specific procedures. These include obtaining TEP application forms and temporary residence permit application forms from the Department of Immigration Control, submitting the completed TEP application to the Chief Immigration Officer, and providing an offer of employment to the prospective employee indicating salary and conditions of service.

Applications for temporary residence permits must be completed by the prospective employee, and the employer must justify the employment of an expatriate rather than a Zimbabwean by submitting copies of press advertisements of the position in question, letters from employment agencies indicating that no suitable Zimbabwean is available to fill the position, and a list of all applicants.

All applicants for TEPs are referred by the Department of Immigration to the Ministry of Public Service, Labor, and Social Welfare for approval. Once approved, the prospective employee is sent a letter confirming the application for a TEP, which must be presented to the appropriate offices of the Department of Immigration Control at least 14 days after entering the country to obtain the permit.

Country fact sheet


Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL)




15 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages

English, Shona, Sindebele

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Zimbabwe

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Income Tax in Zimbabwe

Income tax is a significant consideration for businesses operating in Zimbabwe. At Breedj, we understand the complexities of the Zimbabwean tax system and can help businesses navigate the regulations to ensure compliance and minimize their tax liabilities.

Currently, Zimbabwe’s tax system is based on source rather than residency. This means that income derived or deemed to be derived from sources within Zimbabwe is subject to tax. However, the government has indicated that it is considering moving to a residence-based system during the current tax reform exercise.

The source of income is the place where income originates or is earned, not the place of payment. For example, if goods are sold pursuant to a contract entered into within Zimbabwe, the source of income is deemed to arise in Zimbabwe, regardless of the place of delivery or transfer of title. The source of services is the place in which the services are rendered.

Certain types of income arising outside Zimbabwe may, in the hands of a Zimbabwean tax resident, be deemed to arise in Zimbabwe and be taxed as such. Examples include interest, dividends, and certain copyright royalties arisng outside Zimbabwe.

Non-residents who do not have a place of business in Zimbabwe may be subject to withholding tax (WHT). The rate of WHT varies depending on the type of income and whether the non-resident has a double tax agreement with Zimbabwe.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

22 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

1 to 2 months

Paternity leave


Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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VAT in Zimbabwe

Value-added tax (VAT) is an important consideration for businesses operating in Zimbabwe. At Breedj, we understand the implications of VAT for different transactions and can help businesses navigate the regulations to ensure compliance and minimize their VAT liabilities.

VAT is a transaction tax in Zimbabwe, meaning that the implications of VAT vary depending on the type of transaction. Some transactions are taxed at a standard rate of 14.5%, while other transactions are taxed at a rate of 0%. Additionally, certain transactions are exempt from VAT, such as the export of goods and the provision of certain financial services.

It’s important for businesses to understand how VAT applies to their specific transactions and to ensure that they comply with all relevant regulations. Failure to comply with VAT regulations can result in significant penalties and can damage a business’s reputation.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Zimbabwe

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.