Staff members from the Zimbabwe Embassy are assisting Zimbabweans in the diaspora to get birth certificates, passports and other documents in Chicago at this year’s annual Zim Expo. The Expo is a business and social networking event being held in Chicago, United States of America.
Dumisani Mpofu, one of the beneficiaries said expressed happiness over the services he received from the expo. He said:
This is a very important service. I’m very happy to have come to this place to obtain a new passport. The process was very smooth. It was just a two-hour drive to come here instead of going to DC (District of Columbia).
I live in Michigan and I drove for one and a half hours to come here and the whole process was well executed. I’m really happy about this because I was supposed to visit Washington DC next month to renew my passport which was set to expire at the end of June.
Tonderai Tela, Zim Expo co-founder said the processing of passport and birth certificate papers was usually popular among Zimbabweans during Zim Expo.
We are happy that this has become one of our major events and we hope that many people will come and get the necessary documents.
This year’s expo also features a business dinner, DJ competition, Miss Zimbabwe USA, business exhibition and soccer matches for teams drawn from all over the USA.
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