A safari adventure in Zambia requires visa preparation as addition to careful planning. In relation to this, iVisa is assisting Dutch citizens so that they only need to apply through the internet. With this, it is no longer mandatory to visit Zambia’s diplomatic mission. You only require a laptop or a smartphone to obtain your travel document. Currently, only 95 nationalities are qualified for an evisa you have a high chance of being qualified.
To help you with this, you can utilize Visa Checker to confirm your status. Placed conveniently in the upper-right corner of iVisa’s website, you can easily select your nationality as Dutch citizens from the menu and choose Zambia for destination. Your eligibility will be instantly displayed and you will be redirected to the application form. What could be easier than that?
The first important thing to do is to gather all the required documents and information. iVisa can start processing your application once they have your papers. You need to provide the following:
A valid passport – while getting one is easy, do not over look its expiry date. Make sure that it stays valid for at least six months from the date of entry in Zambia.
Proof of accommodation – a hotel confirmation or a letter from 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 of 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 your departure.
It is not difficult to accomplish the next step of the application and you will only devote10 minutes of your time. In case that you will encounter any difficulty, you can get in touch with iVisa’s customer service that is available 24/7.
The application process consists of three steps. For the first part, you will be inputting your details such as your general information such as name, address, e-mail, date or arrival in Zambia, passport info, etc. Dutch citizens needs to select the processing time and visa type during this time after providing information. Visa type have different number of entries while processing time comes with three options:
Standard processing time – while this may be the slowest options, you only need to pay $20. You will receive your evisa within 3 business days.
Rush processing time – you can opt for this for $60 and your evisa will be ready within 2 business days.
In the second step, you will need to make payment using the methods above. You need to review the uploaded information. Since corrections are not permissible once your application is processed, this is an important part of your application too. Any errors in your document will make it unusable and you will not have a choice but to repeat the application.
Depending on personal circumstance, additional documents might be requested from Dutch citizens in the final step. For instance, travelling Dutch citizens with minors requires additional documents when going to Zambia. Whatever the document may be, you will be promptly informed.
You are also required to pay additional fees once you arrive in Zambia. iVisa charges the processing of your application so that you can acquire an approval letter. The visa per se will be given to you in Zambia once you made payments at the immigration office. Lastly, the approval letter is only accepted at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, and at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. On the other hand, visas on arrival are available all on airports.