Types of Visas

Types of Visas

Visa

The validity of the visa is not the period in which the holder is entitled to remain in the country but a period within which the holder has to enter Zambia. As such foreign national are required to use other instruments offered by the Department to remain in the country legally.

Types of Visas

Single Entry Visa – A Single Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia only once during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $50;

Double Entry Visa – A Double Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia twice during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $80; and

Multiple Entry Visa – A Multiple Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia multiple times during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $80. Multiple Entry Visas shall only be issued by Headquarters through the e-visa facility.

Note: Single, Double and Multiple visas shall be valid for ninety (90) days from the date of first issuance, with the exception of nationals from the United States of America for whose Multiple Entry Visas have a validity of three (3) years, on reciprocal basis.

Transit Visa – Transit visas are issued to nationals who require visas to enter Zambia and are transiting through using land transport and shall be valid for a maximum period of seven (07) days. The fee is US $50;

Day Tripper Visa - A Day tripper visa is issued at a port of entry to a tourist who visits Zambia for a period of less than 24 hours and makes exit through the same port. The facility will also apply to tourists visiting Zambia and wish to visit a neighboring country and re-enter within 24 hours. The fee is US $20.

Note: The Day Tripper shall only apply at Victoria Falls and Kazungula Border Controls.

Gratis Visa – A Gratis Visa is a free visa issued at Zambia Missions Abroad or at Ports of entry to Members of the Diplomatic Community on presentation of letters of accreditation and/or Diplomatic Passports.

e-Visa

The electronic visa (e-Visa) is an online facility for applying visa to Zambia. All persons who ordinarily require a Visa to come to Zambia are eligible to apply for visas through this facility.

Step 1. Fill out the secure online application form & Confirm your application

Enter the exact personal information of the applicant (s) and check for a confirmation mail sent to your email address and access provided link to confirm your application. You can track the progress of your application on the e-Visa portal.

Step 2. Get approval letter and prepare to get your visa sticker on arrival

After 3 or 5 working days, print out your visa approval letter received via email or downloaded from the e-Visa portal.

Making Entry into Zambia (Payment and getting visa sticker)

Upon arrival at Port of Entry you present your passport, visa approval letter and pay the visa fee to the Immigration Officer to get your visa sticker affixed in your passport.

 

Visitors & Tourists

All ordinary Visitors and Tourists are entitled to a free ninety (90) days visit in any period of twelve (12) months from the day of first entry into Zambia while business Visitors are entitled to a free thirty (30) days visit in any period of twelve (12) months.

 

KAZA UNIVISA

The KAZA UNIVISA costs USD 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days as long as the holder remains within Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders.

 

Nationals Requiring Visas Prior to Travel

 

Afghanistan

Gabon

Libya

Senegal

Algeria

Gambia

Macau

Sierra Leone

Armenia

Guinea Bissau

Mali

Sri-Lanka

Azerbaijan

Guinea Conakry

Mauritania

Somalia

Bahrain

India

Morocco

South Sudan

Bangladesh

Indonesia

Nepal

Sudan

Benin

Iran

Niger

Syria

Burkina Faso

Iraq

Nigeria

Taiwan

Cameroon

Ivory Coast

Oman

Tajikistan

Central Africa Republic

Jordan

Pakistan

Timor- Leste (East Timor)

Chad

Korea North

Palestine

Togo

China

Kuwait

Papa New Guinea

Tunisia

Egypt

Kyrgyzstan

Philippines

Turkmenistan

Ethiopia

Lebanon

Qatar

Uzbekistan

Equatorial Guinea

Liberia

Saudi Arabia

Yemen

 

Nationals Who Do Not Require Visas to Enter Zambia

Nationals who do not require visas to enter Zambia

Anguilla

Mauritius

Antigua and Bermuda

Montserrat

Australian Antarctic Territory

Mozambique

Bahamas

Namibia

Barbados

Nauru

Belize

Niue

Bermuda

Norfolk Island

Botswana

Pitcairn Islands

British Antarctic Territory

Romania

British Indian Ocean Territory

Ross Dependency

British Virgin Islands

St. Helena

Cayman Islands

St. Kitts and Nevis

Channel Islands

St. Lucia

Cyprus

St. Vincent and Grenadines

Dominica

Samoa

Falkland Islands

Serbia-Montenegro

Falkland Islands Dependencies

Seychelles

Fiji Islands

Singapore

Gilbraltar

Solomon Islands

Grenada

South Africa

Hong Kong

Swaziland

Ireland

Tanzania

Isle of Man

Tokelau

Jamaica

Tonga

Kenya

Trinidad and Tobago

Kiribati

Tuvalu

Lesotho

Turks and Caicos Island

Malawi

Uganda

Malaysia

Vanuatu

Maldives

Western Samoa

Malta

Zimbabwe

Marshall Islands

 

 

Nationals Requiring Visas Issued on Arrival or at Zambian Missions Abroad

Aaland Islands

Greece

Saotome and Principe

Albania

Greenland

Slovakia

American Samoa

Guadeloupe

Slovenia

Andorra

Guam

South Georgia And The South

Angola

Guatemala

Spain

Argentina

Guyana

Suriname

Aruba

Haiti

Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

Australia

Heard And Mc Donald Islands

Sweden

Austria

Honduras

Switzerland

Belarus

Hungary

Thailand

Belgium

Iceland

Turkey

Bhutan

Israel

Ukraine

Bolivia

Italy

United Arab Emirates

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Japan

United Kingdom (UK)

Bouvet Island

Kazakhstan

United States Minor Outlying

Brazil

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

United States of America

Brunei Darussalam

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Uruguay

Bulgaria

Latvia

Islands

Burundi

Liechtenstein

Vatican City State

Cambodia

Lithuania

Venezuela

Canada

Luxembourg

Vietnam

Cape Verde

Macedonia

Virgin Islands

Chile

Madagascar

Wallis and Futuna Islands

Christmas Island

Martinique

Western Sahara

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Mayotte

 

Colombia

Mexico

 

Comoros

Micronesia, Federated States Of

 

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Moldova, Republic of

 

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)

Monaco

 

Cook Islands

Mongolia

 

Costa Rica

Myanmar(Burma)

 

Croatia

Netherlands

 

Cuba

Netherlands Antilles

 

Czech Republic

New Caledonia

 

Denmark

New Zealand

 

Djibouti

Nicaragua

 

Dominican Republic

Northern Mariana Islands

 

Ecuador

Norway

 

El Salvador

Palau

 

Eritrea

Panama

 

Estonia

Paraguay

 

Faroe Islands

Peru

 

Finland

Poland

 

France

Portugal

 

French Guiana

Puerto Rico

 

French Polynesia

Russia

 

French Southern Territories

Rwanda

 

Georgia

Saint Pierre And Miquelon

 

Germany

Sandwich Islands

 

Ghana

San Marino