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THE CONSULAR PROTECTION OF EU CITIZENS

Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad. Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:

  • A need for emergency travel documents;
  • A serious accident or serious illness;
  • Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
  • Being a victim of crime;
  • Arrest or detention;
  • Death.

In Zimbabwe, 9 EU Member States (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden) have a resident Embassy while 7 EU Member States have an Honorary Consul (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, and Poland).

The following EU Member States do not have an Embassy nor Honorary Consulate in Zimbabwe:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia.  

Are you an EU citizen in need of consular protection in Zimbabwe?

  • You can contact your resident Embassy/Consulate
  • If your EU Member State has no resident Embassy or Consulate/Honorary Consul in Zimbabwe, you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection. The following EU Member State arrangements are currently in place:
  • Austria  -  represented by Germany
  • Belgium  -  represented by France
  • Cyprus  -  represented by their Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Denmark  -  represented by France
  • Estonia  -  represented by Portugal
  • Finland  -  represented by France
  • Hungary  -  represented by their Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ireland  -  represented by their Embassy in Pretoria
  • Lithuania  -  represented by Portugal
  • Luxemburg  -  represented by Belgium/France
  • Malta  -  represented by their Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Poland  -  represented by The Netherlands
  • Slovakia  -  represented by Italy
  • Slovenia  -  represented by The Netherlands

Indeed, any EU citizen abroad whose own Member State has no local representation is entitled to receive consular protection from the diplomatic or consular authorities of any other EU Member State. In that case, EU citizens are entitled to benefit from consular protection under the same conditions as the nationals of that other EU Member State.

You can find contact details of the resident EU Member States Embassies and Honorary Consuls in Zimbabwe in the list below.

Please note that the EU Delegation in Zimbabwe cannot provide direct consular assistance.

As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:

  • Following the travel advice issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
  • When abroad, registering with your Embassy or Consulate and/or through dedicated platforms, if applicable.
  • Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.

 

Member States present

Location

Contact Phone Number and Email

Website

France

3 Princess Drive, Newlands, Harare

Tél: + [263] 867 700 7154 / Fax: +263 867 007 158

VISA section: + [263] 867 700 7154

 

https://zw.ambafrance.org/-French-Embassy-in-Harare-

Germany

 

30 Ceres Road, Avondale

+263 242 308 656, +263 242 332 326, +263 242 332 292

http://www.harare.diplo.de

Royal Netherlands Embassy

2 Arden Road, Newlands, Harare

+263772236151 / +263772236150 har@minbuza.nl

https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/zimbabwe/about-us/netherlands-embassy-in-harare

Embassy of Greece

8 Deary Avenue, Belgravia

+263242 793208, 764417, 764418

gremb.har@mfa.gr

www.mfa.gr/harare

Italy

7 Bartholomew Close, Greendale

+263 (0)242 498190 – 498327 – 497373 harare.segreteria@esteri.it, consolato.harare@esteri.it

https://ambharare.esteri.it/ambasciata_harare/it/ambasciata/la_sede

Spain

16 Philips Avenue, Belgravia

+263 242 250 740/1 emb.harare@maec.es

https://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/harare/es/Paginas/index.aspx

Portugal

5 Wadham Lane, Borrowdale

+263 77 231 8441 sconsular.harare@mne.pt

https://pedidodevistos.mne.gov.pt/VistosOnline/

Romania

105 Fourth St/ J. Chinamano Ave

+263 8677172477 +263 8677172479 +263 774 119 600

harare@mae.ro

http://harare.mae.ro/contact

Sweden

32 Aberdeen Road, Avondale

+263 (0) 24 2 302 636/7 +263 (0) 24 2 302 637 ambassaden.harare@gov.se

https://www.swedenabroad.se/sv/utlandsmyndigheter/zimbabwe-harare/kontakt/

 

Honorary Consuls present

Contact Phone Number and Email

Austria

+263 242 745 387

mid@yoafrica.com

Belgium

+263 24 2792 521/ 13

panamex@mweb.co.zw

Cyprus

(+263) 242 304 822

(+263) 772 200 119

nestorosn@gmail.com

pylostrade@gmail.com

Czech Republic

+263 772 403 426

harare@honorary.mzv.cz

ivanajuhnova@gmail.com

Denmark

(+263) 7726 92023

(+263) 242 764 301

leiree@umgate.dk

leif@kefaloscheese.com

merree@umgate.dk

Finland

(+263) 242-883 031

gachaana@bsatt.com

Ireland

 

 

+263-(0)242-771 949

reception@irishconsulate.co.zw

Poland

(+263) 242 762 949

(+263) 772 612 470

pl.hre77@gmail.com

socrates77@wp.pl

 

For more information on consular protection, see the dedicated pages on the websites of the EEAS, the European Commission and the Council of the EU.

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