Who we are

As Document Recovery,we are in the business of offering legal assistance in recovering lost documents.

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

An unabridged birth certificate

shows both the applicants’ biological parents details (Home Affairs locates the original birth registration document in the archives and all details from this document are placed in the unabridged birth certificate) .The unabridged birth certificate is a computer print out and the document can be apostilled or legalised or authenticated.When will you require an unabridged Birth Certificate?

  • Emigration purposes
  • Visas for certain countries

Abridged Birth Certificate

An abridged birth certificate is a computer print out (without the parents details).The certificate can be apostilled or legalised but please ensure that the abridged will be accepted overseas.


Cost dependents on the number of certificates required and destination. Please email us on quote@documentrecovery.co.zw for a detailed quote

Recover your lost birth certificate

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.

Lost Marriage Certificate

In case you lost your marriage certificate, we are there to help you find another one.Please take note the marriage office in Zim issue dublicate copy of the marriage certificate.If you need the certificate to apply for a visa know.

Register New Marriage Certificate

We help you get your new marriage certificate in Zimbabwe.

We are here to help you

Documents Verification at Embassy

We help you verify any document from any country at any embassy.

Please email us the following information:

  1. The documents you need to be verified – please send a detailed list: i.e 1 x unabridged birth certificate,  degrees, 1 x new police clearance
  2. How many pages need to be verified
  3. For which country this is required
Depends on the number of documents to be verified and destination.

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.

Who can apply 

  • Deceased’s surviving spouse
  • Deceased’s children
  • A copy of a birth certificate and ID card.
  • Power of attorney.
  • Marriage certificate(Spouse).

Our terms and conditions

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By using our services, you agree to all of the below terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions have been written for ease of reading and understanding, and for clarity.