It is a department under Transport Management Division and are a sister department to VID and RMT created in terms of the Vehicle Licensing Act (Chap 13:14) [section 3 refers]. 

Brief Background

—  1918 – Municipalities were involved in vehicle registration

—  1970 – CVR took over Falling under the then Prime Minister’s Office at the then Coghlan Building (Chaminuka Building). The idea was to monitor the movement of Nationalists

—  1981 – CVR was moved to the Old Shell house building

—  37 stations/ offices where registration is done country wide including CVR

—  Of these, 6 are ZiMRA offices responsible for original registration

—  Re-registrations are done at CVR, 28 Zimpost Offices and two Municipalities

 

The department has statutory mandate to register:

  • Vehicle/vessel registration books/certificates (both originals and duplicates)
  • Registration number plates (both originals and replacements)
  • Personalised number plates
  • Duplicate third plates/validation certificates/validation stickers
  • Vintage/classic car registration documents(to preserve the national heritage)
  • Endorsement of Public Service Vehicle driver status and medicals
  • Issue confirmation letters/ letters of entitlement (in respect of genuine holders of drivers licences)

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CENTRAL VEHICLE REGISTRY (CVR)

PRODUCTION OF DRIVER’S LICENCES

Original Driver’s Licence Application Requirements:

  • Application form completed by holder
  • Certificate of Competency
  • Provisional Learner Licence
  • Receipt of payment
  • Three black and white clear and good quality photographs (measuring) measuring (30mmx25mm)
  • Self-addressed envelope with equivalent postage stamps
  • 2 specimen signatures
  • Application fee of USD15.00 Normal

 

Urgent Driver’s Licence Application Requirements:

  • Requirements as in 5.1 above
  • Processed within 5 days
  • Letter from employer stating reason(s) for urgent driver’s licence processing.
  • May also produce work permit/flight itinerary/air ticket, etc.
  • Application fee of USD50.00 Urgent

 

Duplicate Driver’s Licence Application Requirements

  • as in 5.1 minus Learner Licence
  • Swift action pack [self addressed]

 

Issuance of a Zimbabwe Driver’s Licence in exchange with a Foreign Driver’s Licence:

       Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Submission of a valid Original Foreign Driver’s Licence (including its photostat copy)
  • 3-driver’s licence photographs (black and white) (ie good quality)
  • Submission of original and photocopies of work permit plus passport
  • ID in case of returning resident
  • Diplomatic card if the applicant is a diplomat
  • Translation of Foreign Driver’s Licence if not written in English
  • Acceptable confirmation of foreign driver’s licence from the issuing Authority (via email)
  • Application fee of USD100.00

 

Medical Requirements

  • Medical Certificate from a qualified doctor
  • Applicant should be a holder of a Zimbabwe driver’s licence
  • Submission of self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage stamps.
  • Application fee of USD5.00

 

Re-tests Requirements

  • Driver should be above 25 years old
  • Submission of a valid Medical Certificate
  • Submission of a valid and authentic Defensive Driving Certificate
  • Should have 5 years driving experience [proof of such driving experience is required]
  • Submissions of a self-addressed envelop.
  • Application fee of USD5.00

 

Application for Duplicate Learner Licence: Requirements 

  • 3-recently taken black and white driver’s licence size photographs measuring (30mm X25mm)
  • 2-specimen signatures
  • Completion of an RTLD9, key aspects that should be given accurately in the application, the month and date which the provisional licence was obtained.
  • In the case of class 1 provisional licence, a valid medical certificate must be attached to one’s application.
  • Application can be made at all Zimpost Post Offices, local authorities and CVR offices
  • Application fee of USD15.00

 

Tractor Driver Permit: Requirements

  • Applicant should be a holder of a driver licence
  • Must be a farmer, minor applying on behalf of the (tractor) driver
  • Application fee of USD5.00

Where to find us

E-Mail: info@transcom.gov.zw
Tel: 04 700991–9

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