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VISA AND IMMIGRATION INFORMATION

Requirements for Entry Visa

  1. Passport (valid for at least six months from date of expiry)
  2. Two duly completed visa
    Application Form (downloadable here and also obtainable from the Zambian Embassy)
  3. Two recent passport size photographs
  4. Letter of invitation from the host in Zambia. All inviters must be in Zambia to be eligible to invite. Inviters who are non-nationals must provide proof of residence (residence/work permit). Zambian citizens must provide a copy of their National Registration Card (NRC) or a copy of their Valid Passport.
  5. Business Visa: Letter of invitation from Company, Investment licence, Certificate of Inocrporation
  6. Photocopies of a return air ticket and a detailed itinerary

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FEE SCHEDULE

Single Entry Visa: RMB 350.00

Double Entry Visa: RMB 570.00

Multiple Entry Visa: RMB570.00

 

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1. ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMATS, UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL ACCREDITED TO ZAMBIA.

  1. Gratis or official visas could be obtained at Zambian Missions Abroad or Ports of entry on presentation of letters of accreditation.

  2. Persons in category 1. above who are not accredited to Zambia could also obtain entry visas at Zambian Missions Abroad, or Ports of entry on presentation of official / Diplomatic Passports.

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2. DELEGATES COMING TO ZAMBIA ON CONFIRMED GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.  

  1. Delegates from International Organisations coming to Zambia could obtain entry visas at Zambian Missions Abroad or Ports of entry provided they produce official invitation letters.

  2. Persons in 2.1 above, includes delegates from countries listed at 3.9 provided they have confirmed letters of invitation from relevant Ministries, Departments or International Organisations represented in Zambia.

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3. TOURISTS TO ZAMBIA

  1. A bonafide Tourist will be any person travelling to Zambia as an individual or group of persons on pre-arranged package tour through a foreign tour operator or travel agent in conjunction with a local tour operator. Tour operators include hotels in Zambia registered as such.

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TOURISTS TO ZAMBIA - Contined

  1. All bonafide tourists will be issued with visas at ports of entry to Zambia or at Zambian Mission Abroad, except for those under class 3.9 who require visas authorised by the Chief immigration Officer or the stipulated Zambian Mission Abroad.

  2. Any bonafide tourist travelling to Zambia as an individual or in a group on a pre-arranged package tour through foreign tour operator or travel agent in conjunction with a local tour operator shall be issued with a fee waived visa at any port of entry to Zambia, except for those categorised under 3.9 who will require visas authorised by the Chief Immigration Officer or the stipulated Zambian Mission Abroad.

  3. Any person qualifying as a bonafide tourist under category 3.3 above, shall be issued with multiple entry visa at any port of entry and such a visa will be valid for the duration of the visit and will be for not more than fourteen (14) days.

  4. PRIVATE VISITORS
    Nationals of countries which require visas to enter Zambia for the purpose of visiting friends or relatives could be issued with visas at Zambian Missions abroad or Ports of entry except those from countries listed at 3.9., however, those who may wish to obtain such visas well in advance could apply for them to the Chief Immigration Officer, P.O. Box 50300, Lusaka.

  5. BUSINESS VISITORS
    Nationals of countries which require visas coming as experts on business with organisations in Zambia could be issued with entry visas at ports of entry except for those from countries listed at 3.9

  6. TRANSIT VISITORS
    Nationals of countries who require visas could obtain them at Zambian Missions Abroad or ports of entry except for those from countries listed at 3.9. A transit visa shall be valid for 7 days.

  7. DAY TRIPPER
    Day tripper visas shall be issued at ports of entry to bonafide tourists coming to visit Zambia for a period of less than twenty four (24) hours.

 

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4. COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE VISAS TO ENTER ZAMBIA.

Nationals of all Commonwealth countries do not require visas to enter Zambia except for the following countries which on reciprocal basis require visas. For a list of countries click here

5. OTHER PERSONS WHO MAY OBTAIN VISAS AT PORTS OF ENTRY OR MISSIONS ABROAD.

Nationals of the following COMESA and SADC Countries could obtain entry visas at the Ports of entry or Zambian Missions Abroad. For a list of countries click here

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