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Africa is host to a variety of colorful and interesting cultures that attract travelers from all over the world. Zambia is well known as one of the safest nations on the continent, and it offers an easy visa service online for eligible nationalities, like for the KAZA UniVisa.

This visa also enables you to visit Zimbabwe and Botswana on the same trip, without having to obtain different visas for all destinations.This is done to boost the tourism sector in the area.

The Zambia KAZA UniVisa pilot project was designed in collaboration with the World Bank, to facilitate easier travel for foreign tourists between Zambia and Zimbabwe. For example, if you want to visit the gorgeous Victoria Falls from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe sides, the KAZA visa is perfect for you. Find out more below!

What is the Zambia KAZA UniVisa?

The KAZA UniVisa is a special travel document that allows entry into Zambia and Zimbabwe as often as you like within 30 days (multiple-entry), as well as a single entry into Botswana for a day trip through the Kazungula border.

Important: If your first port of entry is Zambia, you must apply for a Zambia KAZA UniVisa. If the first port of entry is Zimbabwe, please apply for the Zimbabwe KAZA UniVisa instead. Both travel documents are available through iVisa!

The KAZA UniVisa is only valid at these entry ports:

Zambia Zimbabwe
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Harare International Airport
Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport Victoria Falls International Airport
Victoria Falls border Victoria Falls border
Kazungula border Kazungula border

Who is eligible to apply for the Zambia KAZA UniVisa?

Please use our convenient Visa Checker tool to find out if your nationality is eligible for the Zambia KAZA UniVisa and apply instantly!

Nationals eligible for the KAZA UniVisa

Andorra Japan*
Argentina Kazakhstan
Australia* Latvia*
Austria* Liechtenstein
Belarus Lithuania*
Belgium* Luxembourg*
Bosnia-Herzegovina Marshall Islands*
Brazil Moldova
Britain (United Kingdom) Monaco
Brunei The Netherlands*
Burundi New Caledonia
Canada* New Zealand*
Cape Verde Norway*
Comoros Islands Poland*
Cook Islands Portugal*
Haiti Ukraine
Hungary* United Arab Emirates*
Iceland United States of America*
Israel Uruguay
Italy* United Kingdom*

Please note: Passport holders from the countries mentioned above indicated with * can only get a Zimbabwe KAZA UniVisa, which means that they will have to visit Zimbabwe as the first destination on their trip, before they can visit Zambia.

Validity of the Zambia KAZA UniVisa

The KAZA UniVisa allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit the two countries multiple times. It is valid for stays of up to 30 days in a given period of 12 months, as long as the holder remains within Zambia and Zimbabwe for the entire period.

You can also visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazungula borders (from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia side).

Required info and documents to apply for the Zambia KAZA UniVisa online

To apply for this visa online through iVisa, you must submit the following documents and information:

  • Passport details (passport must be valid for at least 180 days after arrival)

  • Applicant photo (if you don’t have one, use the iVisa Digital Photo Service)

  • Return ticket

  • Cover letter from the applicant to the Director General of Immigration (signed and stating your reason for traveling to Zambia and your entry and exit dates)

  • Payment method (debit or credit card)

  • Valid email address

Transiting through Zambia

This visa is not needed for transit at the airport in Zambia. You may have to apply for a Zambia transit visa only if you require a visa to enter Zambia and are transiting using land transport. The Transit e-Visa is valid for 7 days after arrival in Zambia.

How to apply for the Zambia KAZA UniVisa online

You can get this visa 100% online through iVisa. Simply follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out the online application form with your personal details and travel dates.

  • Step 2: Double-check all details and select your preferred processing time. Then, pay the visa fee and processing fee.

  • Step 3: Upload all required documents and submit your application.

Zambia KAZA Visa costs and processing time

The government fee is USD $50.00. Please check the iVisa processing fees during the application process for your nationality. We usually offer three options:

  • Standard processing (USD $188.99 - 23 Business Days): This is the most affordable option and ideal if you have booked your trip far in advance.

  • Rush processing (USD $305.99 - 18 Business Days): If you would like to get your visa faster than the standard option, a rush alternative is available for an additional fee.

  • Super Rush processing (USD $446.99 - 13 Business Days): If you need your Zambia KAZA UniVisa urgently, choose this option for an express fee.

Visiting Zambia with children

As an applicant from an eligible country, you can add your children as dependents traveling with you during your application for this visa.

COVID-19 restrictions for Zambia

Travelers entering Zambia no longer need to present a vaccine certificate or a PCR test.

Questions about traveling to Zambia?

If you have another question about your trip to Zambia and can’t find the answer on this page, let us know via online chat or email at [email protected]. Our experts are available 24/7 to assist you.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Passport page
  • Applicant's photo
  • Return ticket
  • Cover Letter

Important Instructions

  • The Zambia Kaza Univisa is a multiple-entry visa for tourism purposes that allows travelers to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe and to make day trips to Botswana through Kazungula Borders.

  • The Zambia Kaza Univisa has a validity period of 12 months and a permitted stay of a maximum of 30 days.

  • With this eVisa you can enter Zambia by air or land.

  • You can apply online for this travel document with iVisa. We do all the paperwork for you, and our team will review your application to be 100% government-compliant so you can avoid rejections.

  • If you want to apply for this visa, your passport must be valid for 6 months after your arrival in Zambia.

  • You will need to pay a government fee that costs 50 US dollars in order to get this visa.

  • If you want to know if you’re eligible for this Visa, check the learn more section.

  • You need a transit visa if you’re part of a country that is not visa exempt and if you’re planning only to enter Zambia to reach another destination or to be outside the transit area.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.


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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

It will only take around 10 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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We require the following documents to submit your application:

  • Your passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months after your arrival in Zambia.
  • Applicant’s photo. If you don’t have a photo don’t worry! You can get your photo from home with iVisa by clicking here.
  • Your return ticket.
  • Your application cover letter refer to the Director General of Immigration.

Do you have all these documents? Apply now!

No, you can’t. You will need to pay a government fee that costs 50 US dollars in order to get this visa.

We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Zambia.

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No, children don’t need to obtain this travel document.

The multiple-entry Zambia Kaza Univisa allows you to stay for up to 30 days and is valid for 12 months from the date of entry.

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You need a transit visa if you’re part of a country that is not visa exempt and if you’re planning only to enter Zambia to reach another destination or to be outside the transit area.
No, you can’t extend your stay with the Zambia Kaza Univisa but you can buy up to 3 Kaza Univisas per year or you can also apply for another visa that best suits your needs.

Yes, there are.

  • If you are an unvaccinated traveler, you will need to have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before your trip.

  • If you are a vaccinated traveler, you need a vaccination certificate that shows that you are fully vaccinated.

  • Children under 12 don’t need to follow these requirements.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.parliament.gov.zm

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