Travel documents such as visa is as important as a careful planning when visiting other countries like Zambia. iVisa is quite aware of all the difficulty that comes along with obtaining such document so they created a service to help you acquire your travel papers easily. São Toméan can obtain their travel document without having to step a foot at Zambia’s diplomatic mission. The service is so convenient that traveler can apply through the internet instead. You just require a laptop or a smartphone with and internet connection since everything is done digitally. There are already 95 nationalities that are qualified to such service and you also have a high chance of being qualified.
Getting all the required documents and information is the first thing that you need to accomplish. iVisa can initiate application process as soon as they have your requirements. Below is the list of what you 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.
Because this application is for an approval letter, you are only paying for iVisa’s service fee. The visa itself will be paid separately at the immigration office upon arrival in Zambia. Also, the cost will be determined by your country origin. As for the processing time, iVisa provides São Toméan with three amazing options along with the amount:
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.
The process should not last more than 20 minutes, as previously mentioned. There are only three simple steps that need to be accomplished. Also, you can contact iVisa's support service 24/7 if you need help. As usual with all application, first step consists of your general information. As such, you also need to fill in with details such as your name, address, date of arrival in Zambia, passport info, and a few other things. You must also select the visa type including the processing time at this point.
In the next step, you need to make payment. After that, you should review your provided information. It is very important that you meticulously check all the details since this is the only time that can only make revisions. Once you application is processed, you cannot correct your error. This will result in you repeating the application and payment.
Lastly, São Toméan will be required to upload some of the documents mentioned above. Depending on your particular situation, you may be asked to upload additional documents situation at this point of your application. However, there is no reason for you to worry since you will be notified of what you need to provide. After completing the steps, just submit your application and wait.
A visa on arrival is available on different 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. São Toméan will receive a document that will permit a maximum stay of 90 days, and the number of entries depends on what you opt for while filling in the application.