The OSSIC provides information on all procedures to invest in Zimbabwe namely incorporation of companies, applying for investment licences, registration of the various tax heads and fiscal incentives, work and residence permits, indigenisation clearance, environmental management certification, acquisition of land and shop licences, acquisition of mining title and other operational permits. This is done in liaison with the respective Ministries and Government agencies to facilitate the investor in processing their application.

The organisations listed below have workstations at the OSSIC through which they offer services to investors handling their queries and facilitating the processing of their applications for permits and other authorisations from the line Ministries/ organisation:


Department of Deeds, Companies and Intellectual Property

  1. Online name search
  2. Assistance with the company registration process

Zimbabwe Investment Authority

(Investor Services)

  1. Enquiry on Investment in Zimbabwe
  2. Processing of applications, renewals and amendments of Investment Licences
  3. Provision of aftercare services

Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment

NIEEB (in full)

  1. Assistance with information and on
  2. Processing of indigenisation compliance applications

Department of Immigration Control

  1. Enquiries on Visa’s, Residence and work permits
  2. Facilitation of processing of residence and work permits (new and renewals) and visas

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

  1. Tax and Customs enquiries
  2. Facilitation of registration for the various tax heads, tax clearance, accessing incentives, importation of capital goods and other requirements

Ministry of Mines and Mining Development

  1. Enquiries on Investment into mining
  2. Facilitation of issuance of mining title and other permits

Environmental Management Agency

  1. Enquiry on EIAs (process and costs)
  2. Facilitation in acquisitions of environmental compliance approvals for relevant sectors e.g. EIA for the emission, storage and disposal of harmful substances, environmental impact assessment process.

National Social Security Authority

  1. Enquiries on social security registration
  2. Assistance with queries and processing of applications pertaining to registration for and provision of social security services.
  3. Verification of claims and details
  4. Factory inspection

Ministry of Local Government

  1. Assistance with queries and the processing of applications pertaining to registration with local authorities and the obtaining of land and utilities

Zimbabwe Investment Authority

Get in touch

icon +263 4 757931-6, +263 4 759911-5
+263 4 780140-5
icon Investment House 109, Rotten Row
P.O. Box 5950 Harare