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Learn More: Transit eVisa

ZAMBIA IS OPEN- Zambia re-opened for tourism on 25 June 2020.

The Republic of Zambia, more specifically the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration), launched the e-Visa system in October 2015. The Transit visa is for travelers who are transiting through using land transport. The visa is valid for a maximum of 7 days in total.

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Travelers who are transiting through the country on land transport, such as supply chain drivers, are eligible to apply through this document after submitting the required information and payment. iVisa.com offers a fast and simple solution to your Zambia transit e-Visa requirement.

Apply right now to get your document.

To obtain this document you’ll have to provide personal information and some details about your transit through Zambia. Travelers fill out an online application and are sent an electronic Visa on Arrival Tourist Letter for Transit.

We highly recommend that travelers print out the Transit document for convenience.

Visit the FAQs below to view testing rules in Zambia.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport page
  • Last page of passport (if applicable)
  • Airline confirmation
  • Cover Letter

Important Instructions

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

  • Transit visas are issued to nationals who require a visa to enter Zambia and are transiting through using land transport.

  • The Transit e-Visa is valid for 7 days after arrival in Zambia.

  • 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 you will have to apply again.


My application couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now? If this happens, please reach out to our customer service team as soon as possible. They will help you resolve the problem. You can contact them any time as they’re available 24/7.

Here at iVisa, we review your documents during the application process to avoid rejection. However, if the Zambia government rejects or cancels your application, you will be eligible for a full refund of the iVisa processing fee. As for government fees, they’re non-refundable.

You may consider re-applying for the Zambia Transit eVisa depending on the reasons for cancellation or rejection.

Maybe your card is blocked due to a high level of recent activity, or your bank considered this online transaction suspicious. If your card is not working, you should contact your bank to fix the problem.
No worries! Contact our customer service team as soon as possible and they will help you fix it. Remember that we always review all information, so we’ll let you know if we find something wrong or missing before submitting your application to the government.
Sometimes there is a delay in receiving the confirmation email. Please wait an hour and make sure to check the spam folder. If you still can’t find the email, please contact our customer service team.
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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