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The Zambia visa is a mandatory document for some residents of different countries to obtain if they want to enter Zambia. The process can be complex, but at iVisa.com, we will make sure you don't have to worry about anything.

Zambia's Ministry of Home Affairs launched the e visa system in October 2015. The electronic visa is an online method of obtaining a visa for Zambia so that you do not have to stand in long queues at the embassy.

On this page, we will explain all the necessary information and how you can apply online for your travel document and help you enter Zambia.

Zambia Visa - Everything you need to know

iVisa.com offers an easy application process with a fast online payment service. We offer the approved Zambia Visa form for all domestic and international travelers to complete before entering your country. We also have a team of experts who will help and support you throughout the process with the online application form.

You can always contact our experts and ask them about the prices, processes, and types of visas (single entry visa, double-entry visa, or multiple entry visa) for this e visa.

Check the Zambia Visa form - What is it?

The Zambian e-visa is an official document that allows entry and travel in Zambia, it is not considered a visa on arrival. It is an alternative to visas issued at Zambian missions and ports of access. This process will enable you to have the document before traveling.

Upon arrival at your destination, the agents will ask for your passport and visa approval letter. Without the form, you risk being refused entry to the country.

You can apply for a single entry visa, double-entry visa, or multiple entry visa. If you apply for the single entry type, you will only be able to use your visa once, when you enter Zambia. Unfortunately, that also means that you’ll need to submit a new one before your flight, every time you need to enter. So make sure you apply for the Visa that best suits your travel needs.

When should I apply for my Zambia Visa?

All travelers must apply for this travel document at least 3 working days before travel to be assured of having the e-visa.

At iVisa.com, we provide a service that allows you to apply for your travel document at any time prior to your departure. Then, depending on your chosen process, we will process it in the established time. You can receive the e Visa as quickly as 1 business day with us!

Remember that this travel document is a mandatory requirement of the Zambian government in order for you to travel to Zambia. If you do not complete this travel authorization before your flight, you risk being denied entry and having to be returned to your country.

If you are in a hurry and need to get the verification form approved quickly, we can help you, with expert supervision included.

Don't forget that a valid passport must be valid for at least six months before arriving in Zambia.

How long can I stay in the country?

Single-entry, double-entry, and multiple-entry visas are valid for 90 days after issuance. You do not necessarily have to enter the country from day 1, but you have 90 days from the date of issuance to enter, visit and leave Zambia.

Except for the United States of America, for which multiple entry visas are valid for 3 years.

What do I need to apply online for the check Zambia Visa form?

You will need the following Zambia visa requirements to complete your online Zambia Visa application:

  • A valid passport - It must have at least 6 months of validity before travel.
  • Applicant photo - you must upload the Zambian government-approved photo visa.If you don't have a recent one, we also offer a Passport photo service.
  • A valid email address - We will email your Zambia Visa application approval.
  • Travel information, flight dates, flight number, and airline details - Without your flight tickets, you won't be able to complete or obtain the Zambia Visa online.
  • Cover Letter
  • Proof of Accommodation
  • Information about your health status - Covid 19 vaccine details and other personal information.
  • Payment - A credit or debit card to pay.

Once you have all the required documents and have filled out the form, you should receive confirmation of the process by e-mail within 30 minutes after the application.

How to obtain the Zambia Visa online

To complete your Zambia visa process online with us and enter Zambia you can apply from anywhere before you travel. You just need an internet connection.

To process the travel document, you will only need to provide your personal details and follow a simple step-by-step process:

  • Step 1 - Fill in the application form with your personal and travel details. You will also be asked to answer questions about your health status and COVID-19.
  • Step 2 - Select a processing time frame according to your needs and budget. Then attach the necessary documents and confirm payment with a credit or debit card. Then click "submit".
  • Step 3 - Finally, sit back and wait for the confirmation of your Check Zambia visa form to arrive by email.

The form must be completed before you receive the document. If you make a mistake and click "accept" to finish, you will not be able to request a new form while the current one is being processed, it is likely to be rejected, and you will lose a lot of time and possibly your trip.

As soon as you receive your confirmation email, we recommend that you save the form in an easily accessible place on your phone that does not require the internet. This way, you will be able to show it at the airline counter or in case a border control agent asks for it, without any problem.

Who Needs to Apply for the Zambia visa?

Citizens of all countries who wish to enter Zambia must complete the Zambia Visa application process. Depending on the traveler's nationality, Zambia's visa policies may require you to process the country's visa. Zambia visa online applications are usually processed much faster than expected.

Zambia offers the ability to apply online for visas to the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen and more.

If your country does not appear on the list and you want to visit Zambia, you should check before your trip and obtain the correct one for your nationality. You can check these requirements using our Visa Tracker. Many countries only require a visa on arrival.

Do children also need to complete the Zambia Visa form?

All children must complete the application process. However, if the child is traveling alone, a duly notarized and signed parental consent letter must be included; at least 6 months' validity remains beyond their intended stay in Zambia.

What's the cost of the Zambia Visas?

We offer 3 different options for processing your Zambia Visa. The prices will change depending on how soon you need your document and what type you need; single, double, or multiple:

Single Entry Visa, 90 days - Zambia Tourist Visa

  • Standard Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD 55.00.
  • Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD 99.00.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD 112.00.

Double Entry Visa, 90 days - Zambia Tourist Visa

  • Standard Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD 65.00.
  • Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD 105.00.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD 125.00.

Multiple Entry Visas, 90 days - Zambia Tourist Visa

  • Standard Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD 100.00.
  • Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD 140.00.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD 160.00.

If you choose to use iVisa.com's online service, this service offers you a way to ensure the approval of your document with less hassle and less chance of errors.

An expert will review your form before submitting it to ensure that you can board your flight and enjoy your trip to Zambia.

We will ensure that your travel authorization is completed, submitted, and accepted prior to your arrival in the country. And that is why we charge a service fee.

Can I get the Zambia Visa form for free?

Yes, you can. The visa for Zambia is available for free on the Zambian government portal. However, as many travelers have commented to us, the nature of the platform can cause undue stress when you have to submit the application without any advice or support during the process. Sometimes you don't know if you need a single, double, or multiple entry visa.

Also, with us, you have the option to fill out the form in the language you need, and, as we always mention, we have a team of experts who will review your application in detail to make sure you haven't made any mistakes.

Can the e Visa be used at any port of entry to Zambia?

No! Electronic visas can only be validated at the following airports:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka
  • Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone
  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport - Ndola

Don't forget to choose the correct point of entry. If not, you will get rejected for entry. If you have another visa for Zambia, you can use any port of entry.

Zambia Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Do I need a COVID 19 Vaccine to enter the country?

No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Zambia or apply for a Zambia visa.

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Zambia travel updates or contact the Zambian embassy.

Do I need a PCR Test to enter the country?

Unvaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test result 72 hours prior to departure to Zambia.

Fully vaccinated travelers with valid vaccination certificates do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test.

If any traveler has a body temperature at or above 38 degrees and exhibits other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, headache, or sore throat). In that case, they should be tested and taken to government facilities for treatment and quarantine until results are received.

Do I need to quarantine upon arrival?

There are no quarantine requirements to enter and travel around Zambia.

Returning residents must be isolated at home for 14 days upon their arrival. Quarantine does not apply to non-resident visitors.

Why buy a Covid-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)

The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests perfect for US citizens on round-trip journeys from the United States. Order your test kit before traveling!

The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test. Get it now!

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

If you would like to speak to an expert about your application or the documents you need to obtain a Zambian visa, we have a customer service team that can be contacted 24 hours a day.

We are here to answer all of your questions, so please contact us!

Required Documents to Apply
  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Cover Letter

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Business Registration of Inviting Company (if applicable)

  • Cover Letter from employer/school (if applicable)

  • Host's ID (if applicable)

  • Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in Zambia. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.

  • The e-Visa Approval Letter is valid for 90 days after issued. You can enter Zambia at any time within this period.

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your listed arrival date.

  • A proof of accommodation is required to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application. This is a requirement that is demanded by the government in order to issue the travel document.

  • Failure to enter within this period renders your e-Visa Approval Letter invalid, and thus you will have to apply again.

  • Single Entry, Double Entry and Multiple Entry visas are valid for 90 days after issued, with the exception of nationals from the United States of America, for whom multiple entry visas have a validity of 3 years (on a reciprocal basis).

  • You can ONLY use the visa approval letter these 3 airports:

    • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka
    • Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone
    • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport - Ndola

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No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Zambia. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Zambia travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
  • COVID test before arrival: PCR within 72 hours for unvaccinated travelers
  • COVID test exemptions: Children under 12 and fully vaccinated travelers.

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  • Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements in Zambia.
An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Zambia. It is an alternative to visas issued at Zambia missions and at the ports of entry. Upon arrival at the Port of entry, you are expected to present your passport and your visa approval letter.

Depending on your nationality and the purpose of the visit there may be additional requirements, but the essential requirements we need you to provide us are:

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Cover Letter

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Business Registration of Inviting Company (if applicable)

  • Cover Letter from employer/school (if applicable)

  • Host's ID (if applicable)

  • Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)

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The cost of the Zambia e-Visa varies depending on the number of entries you choose. A Single Entry e-Visa costs USD 25.00, the Double Entry e-Visa costs USD 40.00 while Multiple Entry e-Visa costs USD 75.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD 30.00 for standard processing. For rush and super rush processing, the service fee is USD 65.00 and USD 85.00 respectively.

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 3 Business Days

  • Rush Processing: 2 Business Days

  • Super Rush Processing: 1 Business Day

The e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Zambia within 90 days after issued.

No. e-Visas can only be used at the following airports:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka

  • Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone

  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport - Ndola

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

More information in the following link:

https://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf

Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Zambia and at least one blank page.
When approved, we will send you the e-Visa confirmation via e-mail.
No, since immigration officers at Ports of Entry can verify your e-Visa approval in their systems. However, it is recommended you carry your printed e-Visa approval letter just in case.
All nationalities that require a visa to enter Zambia are eligible to apply for an e-Visa. You can use our visa checker at the top of the page to see if your specific country is eligible.
No. Since the e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued, you can enter Zambia on any date within this period. Failure to enter within this period renders your e-Visa invalid, and thus you will you will have to apply again.
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