Traveling from the UK to Zambia has never been as easy as it is now. Zambia is, indeed, a beautiful country where you can create unforgettable memories, but obtaining a visa is among the things you need to do before leaving. As a UK citizen, you will not be able to enter in Zambia without it. Lucky for you, there is an easier way of getting it than going to the Zambia embassy and apply for one. All you have to do is use the services provided by iVisa, a company that expedites the process, which by the way, is entirely online. Keep in mind that you will not receive a visa per se from iVisa. What you will get is an approval letter that will help you get the visa when you arrive in Zambia. It will be given to you at the immigration office. Even so, the approval letter will allow you to fly there, so it might as well be a visa.
Of course, you need a few things before applying. There is a list of documents that you need to put together before starting to fill in the application. They are as follows:
• A valid passport – the passport must remain valid for at least six months after your arrival date in Zambia.
• Proof of accommodation – whether you stay at a hotel or at a friend’s house, it does not matter, but you need to have a hotel confirmation or a letter from the said friend.
• Return flight ticket
• A scan of the information page of your passport
• Digital passport sized photo
Now that you know what documents you need, you can move on. You will be required to fill in an online application that should take about 20 minutes to complete. It is fairly easy, and just in case you need help, there is a 24/7 support service that is ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have.
The application is a three-step process. The first step will ask you to fill in your basic information and choose the processing time. You will not have issues with the first part, and as for the processing time, you have three options. The Standard processing means that you will receive your visa in three business days, and you are to pay 15.75 GBP for it. The Rush processing will have you wait just two business days for your visa and costs 47.25 GBP, and the Super Rush processing means that your visa will be ready within one business day, but the fee is 63 GBP. The approval letter itself is free, but you have to pay the service fee.
The second step consists of revision and payment. You can make the payment using a credit/debit card or a Paypal account. The last step will require the upload of additional documents. After you are done with that, you can submit your application and wait for it to arrive via email in the timeframe of your choosing.
Keep in mind that you will have to make a payment at the immigration office in Zambia as well. This is a simple approval letter, but you must pay for the visa when it is handed to you in Zambia. The cost depends on the nationality. As you can see, the process of obtaining a Zambia visa for UK citizens is very easy. It is cheap, efficient, and will save you the trouble of going to the embassy. It cannot possibly get any better than that.