Salvadorans planning to go to Zambia should know that an electronic visa can now be obtained. That means you are no longer required to go to an embassy to get a consular visa. Instead, you get to go through an entirely online process, and iVisa will handle all the bureaucracy for an insignificant fee. Your effort is minimal, and you can get your letter of approval in as little as 24 hours.
In order to handle the application for you, iVisa asks you to provide a few things like documents and information. However, every item they ask is easily accessible, and getting them should present no difficulty. Here is a list of what you need:
A valid passport – it should be easy for Salvadorans 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 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.
Once you know you have everything you need, you can move on to the application form. It is straightforward to go through, and if you need any help with completing the steps, iVisa can help you. Just call their support, and someone will help you every step of the way.
The first step will demand that Salvadorans to fill in basic information like name, address, passport info, date of arrival in Zambia, and a couple other things. You must also choose the visa type and processing time. As for the processing time, iVisa gives you three excellent options that should satisfy your needs and budget. They are as follows:
Standard processing time – you will get 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 option, 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 Salvadorans to make the payment and revise all the information that was provided. It is more important than you think. If you make a mistake and you do not do your due diligence to correct 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. Salvadorans will be asked to upload some of the documents mentioned above, but you may be asked to upload something else as well. It depends on your personal situation. For example, if you travel with your minor 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.
Keep in mind that the approval letter is valid 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. The visa on arrival, however, is available wherever. At the same time, Salvadorans need to pay a fee once arriving in Zambia. The amount differs from nationality to nationality.