A detailed planning is good when travelling to other countries like Zambia. However, Cuban also needs travel documents like visa. Nationalities from visa-exempt countries are very lucky since they do not have to worry about visa. However, electronic visas can now be obtained from visa expediting companies so you won’t have difficulty getting one too. Since evisas are already popular, iVisa came up with the same service to travelers like. It is so convenient that the whole process is done online; you only need a few basic documents to get started. With a minimal effort and 20 minutes of your time, your approval letter can be yours as quickly as 24 hours.
What does Cuban need?
The first thing you need to check is whether or not you have all the documents and information iVisa needs to handle your application. Here is a list of what you need to provide:
A valid passport – if you already have a Cuban passport, check its expiry date and make sure that it is valid for at least another six months from your date of arrival in Zambia.
Proof of accommodation – a hotel confirmation or a letter a host will suffice.
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.
Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, and since Paypal has become quite popular in these past few years, you can use that as well if you have an account.
Processing time and fees
Do keep in mind you are actually paying iVisa’s to obtain your approval letter. Once you have landed in Zambia, the visa itself will be paid separately at the immigration office. The fee will be determined by your nationality. As for the processing time, iVisa provides Cuban with three reasonably price options:
Standard processing time – you will receive your document within 3 business days for the service fee of $20.
Rush processing time –this option costs $60 but will have your document ready within 2 business days.
Super Rush processing time – this option is perfect for Cuban who needs to be on a plane to Zambia as quickly as possible. It takes only 1 business day for your application to be processed. As you may expect, it is more expensive. You will be charged $80.
How about the application process for Cuban?
Since there are only three simple steps that need to be accomplished, your application should only take a maximum of 20 minutes. However iVisa understand that assistance might be required from time to time. Because of this, iVisa’s customer service is already to help anytime. The initial step consists of filling in general information. As such, you have to fill in details like your name, address, date of arrival in Zambia, passport info, and a few other things. You must also select the visa type and the processing time at this point.
Making your payment using the methods above is the next thing that you need to do. Also, you should meticulously review all your information and spot for any errors. Since this is your only chance to make amendments, this steps is very critical. Once you application is processed, any revision is no longer possible. Due to this, you will have to do application and payment again.
Last but not the least; Cuban will be required to upload the documents mentioned above. You may also need to submit additional documents but that is case to case basis. In such event, you will be quickly notified of what you need to provide. After completing the steps, simply submit and wait.
Always remember that you will also be required to pay some fees upon arrival in Zambia. iVisa charges the processing of your application so that you get an approval letter. The visa per se will be given to you in Zambia. For that, you need to make some payments at the immigration office there. Additionally, the approval letter is valid only at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, and at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. Visas on arrival, on the other hand, are available all on airports.