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Content updated, November 2022
Explore Zambia with the Tourist eVisa! Apply with iVisa
If you are planning a trip to adventurous Zambia, your first task will to make sure you have the right travel documents to enter the country.
You will find everything you need to know about the Zambia eVisa and entering the country for tourism purposes below.
Keep reading to find out how to apply for this travel document online using a quick, hassle-free, and completely digital application form.
What is the Zambia eVisa?
The Zambian e-visa is an official document that allows entry and travel in Zambia, it is not considered a visa on arrival so you need to apply in advance. It is an alternative to visas issued at Zambian missions and ports of access.
The process to obtain the document at the government website can be complex, but at iVisa, we will ensure you don't have to worry about anything. We do all the hard work for you!
The electronic Zambia visa can be obtained 100% online so you don’t have to stand in long queues at the embassy or consulate.
With iVisa you can apply for a single-entry visa, double-entry visa, or multiple-entry visa.
All of these eVisa types have a 90 days validity after the day of issuance.
If you apply for the single entry type, it means that you will be able to use your visa once, when you enter Zambia and you will not be able to leave and visit other countries during your stay. That also means that you’ll need to submit a new one every time you want to visit Zambia.
With the double-entry and multiple-entry Zambia eVisas, you can visit Zambia and leave the country to visit other countries during your stay and return to Zambia.
There is always a visa for everyone! 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, we provide a service that allows you to apply for your travel document at any time prior to your departure. Then, we will process your order based on the processing time you chose. 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 your 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.
What do I need to apply online for a Zambia eVisa?
You will need to meet the following Zambia visa requirements to complete your online application:
- A valid passport - It must have at least 6 months of validity before travel.
- Applicant photo - You need to upload the Zambian government-approved visa photo.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
- 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 Zambia eVisa process via e-mail within 30 minutes after the application.
How to obtain the Zambia Visa online
To complete your Zambia visa process online with us you can apply from anywhere. This application is super easy and fast. It will take you less than 15 minutes!
To process the travel document, you will only need to provide your personal details and follow these simple steps:
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.
Step 2 - Select a processing time frame according to your needs and budget. Then attach the necessary documents and confirm the payment with a credit/debit card or PayPal. Then click "submit".
Step 3 - Finally, sit back and wait for the confirmation of your Zambia e-Visa. It will arrive via email, and that’s it!
The form must be completed before you receive the document. If you make a mistake and click "accept" to finish the application, 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. 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.
Benefits of getting your Zambia eVisa with iVisa
Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.
Simplified Form: While on the Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a shorter form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.
Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.
iVisa values your safety. That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.
Who needs to Apply for the Zambia visa?
Depending on the traveler's nationality, Zambia's visa policies may require you to process the country's visa.
Zambia offers the ability to apply online for visas to the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and more.
If your country does not appear on the list and you want to visit Zambia, you should check before your trip if you’re eligible and obtain the correct one for your nationality. You can check these requirements using our Visa Tracker.
Do children need to complete the Zambia Visa form?
Yes, children must complete the application process. However, a duly notarized and signed parental consent letter must be included if the child is traveling alone.
What's the cost of the Zambia eVisa?
We offer 3 different options for processing your Zambia Visa. The prices will change depending on your time and needs:
Single Entry Visa, 90 days - Zambia Tourist Visa
- Standard Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD $86.99.
- Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD $138.99.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD $201.99.
Double Entry Visa, 90 days - Zambia Tourist Visa
- Standard Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD $101.99.
- Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD $153.99.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD $216.99.
Multiple Entry Visas, 90 days - Zambia Tourist Visa
- Standard Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD $93.99.
- Rush Processing Time: 2 Business Days - USD $108.49.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 1 Business Day - USD $123.99.
If you choose to use iVisa’s online service, you will process your travel document with less hassle and less chance of errors.
Our iVisa expert team will review your form before submitting it to ensure that is perfect so you can board your flight without complications 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.
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. Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to present a negative PCR test.
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.
Children under 12 years old and the fully vaccinated travelers with valid vaccination certificates do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test.
Do I need to quarantine upon arrival?
There are no quarantine requirements to enter and travel around Zambia.
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
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Invitation Letter (if applicable)
Business Registration of Inviting Company (if applicable)
Travel Authorization by Employer or University (if applicable)
Host's ID (if applicable)
Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)
The Zambia eVisa is an electronic travel authorization that allows you to enter Zambia.
There are 3 types of Zambia eVisas: Single Entry, Double Entry and Multiple Entry.
All of these 3 eVisa types are valid for 90 days after issued.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your arrival date to apply for this visa.
You need proof of accommodation to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application.
If you don’t enter Zambia during the travel dates you selected, your eVisa becomes invalid, and you will need to apply again.
You can enter Zambia with your eVisa approval letter through any port of entry.
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What can I do if my Zambia eVisa application has been canceled or rejected?
Incomplete documents and providing wrong information are among the most common reasons for the Zambia eVisa to be canceled or rejected. If your eVisa application is canceled or rejected, please try reapplying.
If you submit your application online, you will get a notification in your email and a document stating why your evisa has been rejected. With this information, you can rectify the reasons and apply again. Now, if you had an in-person interview, you can directly ask the officer what the reasons for the rejection are. With this information, you can reapply.
At iVisa, we support you throughout the whole process and help you ensure all the documents in your application are complete and that the information you submit is accurate.
Can I enter Zambia using an eVisa from any port of entry?
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