Malagasy planning a visit to Zambia may need some attention to detail, but do not forget to apply for your visa. Excluding the people from a visa-exempt country, all travelers need a visa to cross the border and this includes Malagasy. But are you aware that you can get an electronic visa? iVisa can assistance you with that. You can opt for a visa on arrival or an evisa, both which can be acquired and paid online using the services provided by iVisa. All that is required from you is a few travel papers, a laptop or a smartphone with an internet connection, and 20 minutes of your time. Your approval letter can be ready in as little as 24 hours.
What does Malagasy need?
To begin with, you need to submit iVisa with some documents and information. They will do all the dirty work so that you can focus your time in something else regarding your trip. Below is a list of what Malagasy need to submit:
A valid passport – if you already have a 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
Because what you will be getting is an approval letter, all you just need to pay is the service fee for iVisa. The visa itself will be paid at the immigration office upon arrival in Zambia, and the cost will be determined by your country origin. As for the processing time, iVisa provides Malagasy with three excellent options, each with its respective price:
Standard processing time – you will receive your evisa within 3 business days, and for the service fee of $20.
Rush processing time – by opting for this option, your evisa will be ready within 2 business days, and it costs more than the previous choice. You will be charged $60.
Super Rush processing time – this option is meant to satisfy the needs of people who plan to be on a plane to Zambia the next day. 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 Malagasy?
As previously mentioned, the process should not last more than 20 minutes. You have to accomplish three simple steps, and if you need help, you can contact iVisa's support service 24/7. First step consists of your general information. You need to fill in with details such as your name, address, date of arrival in Zambia, passport info, and a few other things. At this point, you must also select the visa type including the processing time.
The next step will ask you to make the payment and review everything you have done so far. It is important that you check every bit of information you have inputted before submitting the application. You can only make revision as long as your request is not processed yet. Once it is processed, you cannot correct your mistakes. This will result in you need to start over and you will not get your money back either.
Lastly, Malagasy will be required to upload some of the documents mentioned above. At this point, you may be asked to upload additional documents depending on your particular situation. Not to worry, you will be notified of what you need to provide. After you have finished, just submit your application and wait.
A visa on arrival is available on multiple points of entry. On the other hand, the approval letter for a visa is only valid at three: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, and at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. Malagasy will receive a document that will permit a maximum stay of 90 days, and the number of entries depends on what you select while filling in the application.