We render a professional service on procurement of global Visas & various legal documents that are Zimbabwean and worldwide date back to 1895.


  • Legal documents
  • Visa Procurement
  • Embassy Attestation
  • Apostille
  • Unemployed benefits
  • Facilitation
  • Legalization MoFA
  • Family tree searches
  • Ancestral visa consultancy
  • Language translation of all documents
  • Replacements, Confirmations and Retrievals


Through our dedicated commitment @Document Recovery Afrique we have made our reputation of being reliable and straightforward in procurement of Visas & all legal documents. Our dedicated approach has helped us in becoming one of the best companies in service delivery in Southern Africa and worldwide.

We are a total customer driven company: We strive hard to provide one of the best services to our customers across the world. We aim to continue providing our services in the same manner and build everlasting bonds with our clients.

We are a world class company, managed by talented professionals: Our customer is our valuable asset. We believe in fair play and our mission is to achieve excellence service. Our talented team will not only attend to all your requirements but will also be at your service in case of any troubleshooting. We treat every milestone achieved as a steppingstone to our further growth.

What we do

We offer legal assistance in recovering lost, soiled, misplaced, expired certificates/documents such as abridged/unabridged Birth certificate, unabridged Marriage certificate, Metallic Driver’s licence, Death Certificate, Legalization/ Apostille /Authentication of documents, Confirmation of employment, Non-marriage certificates, International driving Permit, Police clearance, Drivers licence authentic, Divorce Orders, passports and Visa application etc.

Our Services

unabridged birth certificate

Unabridged birth certificate show biological parents full names and their country of origin.The document is useful for citizenship or visa purposes.

Recover your lost birth certificate

Abridged Birth Certificate

An abridged birth certificate is issued by Department of Home affairs and it does not contains details about biological parents.The other details includes birth of a person, full names, identity number ,gender, place and year of birth and as well as country of origin.We do recover legal unabridged and abridged birth certificates in Zimbabwe,Zambia,Botswana,Namibia, and Sadc at large.

For a detailed quotation please email us on quote@documentrecovery.co.zw or info@documentrecovery.co.zw

Drivers Licence Renewal

To renew your licence, you will not be required to retake a driving licence examination.

Therefore you have to do this in person at Vehicle Registry in Zimbabwe.

Confirmation of Valid Licence

We can apply for a confirmation letter from Zimbabwe to confirm that you do have a valid driver’s licence in Zimbabwe. Some countries will allow you to convert your Zimbabwean Drivers Licence into a valid driver’s licence into the country of your current residence.


    • Copy of ID or Passport or Driver’s Licence
    • Destination, Country where the confirmation letter need to be used.

Document Recovery

A marriage license

is a legal document obtained by a couple prior to marriage. Once the license is signed (during or after your ceremony) and returned by an officiant to the county, a marriage certificate is issued.

Marriage Certificate Attestation in ZIMBABWE

A Marriage Certificate is a crucial personal document that requires legalization. The authentication of the Marriage Certificate is necessary in proving you and your document’s legitimacy. The process of legalization is implemented by the native government granting the permission to enter the country abroad. The implicated government office requires the evidence that you are expedient individual when you are attaining a visa or showing attested documents. Also, the process of authentication in Zimbabwe is a lengthy and dismal. There are a range of services that assert the document attestation until the final one. Along these lines, completing the attestation the aid of experienced agencies can end up being valuable.

What is Marriage Certificate Attestation & Why is it required?

Marriage Certificate attestation is one of the significant procedures of legalization in which an attestation stamp from the designated officials is procured. It needs to be done from the certificate issued country i.e. ZIM. Marriage Certificate Attestation is done so as to validate the authenticity of the document which is needed abroad. It is generally needed to prove to the other countries that you are legally married. It is useful in getting a family residence visa or sponsorship for the spouse. The issuing authorities require the specified documents for further processing. The authentication of this certification can be issued by a country where the marriage was held.

How to get Marriage Certificate attested in ZIMBABWE?

Attestation services are how you can get suitable attestation for your personal documents. Attestation agents at DOCUMENT RECOVERY render services like attestation of the certificate in ZIM. The services given are accounted and notable, and the staff is client directed. We have understanding of the area for about 6+ years and now we have fast and hassle-free services. The services that are being provided are all lawful and we shall get the whole procedure done for you. We also render pickup and deliver facility to help your necessity. We shall gratify your attestation needs that a client sees as a must.

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Embassy Attestation – The Definitive Guide

When you are planning to visit a foreign country for employment, residency, study purpose or perform a business abroad, legalization of the documents and certificates from the embassy is necessitated. This process is normally followed for countries that aren’t a part of the Apostille Hague Convention. The legalization is provided by an embassy or consulate who is authorized to provide the attestation stamp on the document. The embassy attestation services can help you get your legalization needs faster.

What is Embassy Attestation?

The meaning of getting the stamp from the embassy. It is done by the embassy of the respective country. It is a legalization process to verify the genuinity of a person or a company. The process is carried out after the verification done from the MEA. The document that is received by the embassy is stamped by the MEA which previously was verified by state government departments.

Why is Embassy Attestation required?

The primary need is to authenticate the necessary documents with a stamp from the embassy. It proves the credibility of the documents to the authorities which make them admissible in the country. The importance is that it ensures that the concerned individual or company is legitimate and has good intention behind obtaining an employment visa, residence visa, student visa or expanding business in the country. The procedure is to be carried out by the recognized officials only.

Embassy Attestation Services

Before moving forward to the need for attestation from the embassy, one must understand its importance. An embassy is an organization that is based in a country but isn’t a part of that native government. It maintains the connections between the two nations by handling certain affairs like taxes, visas, and other law-related issues. The officials employed at an embassy generally are the citizens not from the residing nation but from the country to which the embassy belongs.

Embassy authentication services and requirements differ from country to country. Document and certificate authentication are sensitive procedures and there is no room for any errors and preferably be carried out under expert advice. The process initiates at the notary and goes through several re-verifications at different levels of authorities before the final embassy verification. The role of embassy attestation services in the procedure is that we make the process convenient for you, as in, we can apply for legalization on your behalf and get the attested documents delivered back to you.

Embassy Attestation Procedure

We provide services for different types of documents like personal, educational, and commercial documents. Birth certificate attestation, marriage certificate attestation ,death certificates attestation,are the types of services that comprise the personal document type. Educational documents are related to your grades and papers like school leaving certificate and degree certificate. Your business documents like bill invoices, company profile are verified under commercial documents. The general procedure is listed below:

  • Regional level:

    It is the initial stage of the certificate authentication procedure. This level of legalization can be done by the notary or the University from where the documents were issued, as per the requirement or from the Chamber of commerce in the case of commercial documents.

  • State Level:

    The legalization of certificates from the state is performed by three different organizations as per the necessity of the document type. These departments are the State Home Department (SHD), Human Resource Department (HRD), and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). SDM is independent of the state government, however, the verification performed by this authority is considered on the state level.

  • MEA:

    MEA or Ministry of External Affairs is the last stage of authentication from the home government after which an MEA stamp or sticker is applied to the document. MEA is the central organization that concerns with the foreign affairs of the country and elects a minister every five years.

  • Embassy:

    Embassy attestation is carried out by the officials of the concerned country the documents are being certified for. It is the final step of the verification for most nations after the Ministry of External Affairs.

Procedure for Personal Document

While applying for legalization from Embassy for personal Documents you first need to get a Notary certificate by local authorities then Home Department OR SDM verification is required for Personal Documents. After these authentications, MEA provides a stamp on documents to go for further process of legalization by the embassy.

  • Notary
  • Home Department Certification or SDM
  • Ministry of External Affairs Authentication
  • Embassy

Procedure for Educational Document

Depending on the origin or type of the document, the procedure for the attestation of educational certificates will vary.

Death Certificate

The registrar will issue a Death Certificate on receipt of the notification of death and the Burial Order. Applications for a Death Certificate must be lodged at any office of the Department of registrar or at any Zimbabwean embassy if the death occurs abroad.


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