Bhutanese planning to travel to Zambia should know that an electronic visa can now be acquired. That means it is no longer mandatory to travel to an embassy to for a consular visa. Instead, you get to go through an entirely online process while iVisa will work out all the bureaucracy for a small fee. You can get your letter of approval in as little as 24 hours with just minimal effort.
iVisa will need few documents and information in order to handle the application for you. However, every item they ask is easily obtainable and getting them should pose no difficulty. Below is the list of what you need:
A valid passport – it should be easy for Bhutanese to get one, and if you have one already, make sure that it is valid for at least six months from your date of arrival in Zambia.
Proof of accommodation – a hotel confirmation or a letter a host will do.
Return flight ticket
A scan of the information page of your passport
A digital photo of you – the photo needs to meet the criteria for a passport photo.
E-mail address – iVisa will send you a copy of the issued document via e-mail in PDF format. You need to print it before you leave.
You can move on to the application form once you know you have everything you need. It is straightforward process to complete, and if you require any assistance with completing the steps, iVisa can help you. Just contact their customer support, and someone will help you in every step.
The first step requires Bhutanese to fill in basic information like name, address, passport info, date of arrival in Zambia, and a couple other things. You also need to select the visa type and processing time. iVisa gives you three excellent options that should satisfy your needs and budget for the processing time. They are as follows:
Standard processing time – you will receive your evisa within 3 business days, and you have to pay only $20. The document itself needs to be paid on arrival in Zambia.
Rush processing time – by opting for this choice, your evisa will be ready within 2 business days, and it costs more than the previous choice. You will be charged $60.
The second step will ask Bhutanese to send their payment and review all the information that was provided. It is more important than you think. If you make a mistake and you did not diligently revise it before your application is processed, you need to apply again. You will lose both time and money since iVisa has a strict no-refund policy after the processing.
The last step consists of additional photo upload. Bhutanese will be required to upload some of the documents mentioned above, however, may be asked to upload something else as well. It depends on your personal circumstance. For example, if you travel with your underage child, you need an authorization letter from the other parent. Once you have gone through all three steps, all you can do is wait. But your job is pretty much done at this point.
Remember that the approval letter is accepted only at three points of entry: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, and at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. However, the visa on arrival is available wherever. At the same time, Bhutanese needs to pay a fee once arriving in Zambia. The amount differs from nationality to nationality.