ZAMBIA VISA INFORMATION
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If one is not a citizen of a country that is exempted from having to apply for a Zambia visa, then one must obtain a visa either at the port of entry or at a Zambian Mission abroad.
Nationals exempt from VISA
Nationals requiring VISA prior to travel
*Other nationals are eligible to obtain a VISA on arrival.
Please note that the countries do change and we advise that you visit Zambia Immigration for up to date visa information. The website contains visa guidelines for all different types of visitors.
- Apply online via the e-Visa facility, which can be accessed here.
- Processing time for e-visas should take between 3 and 5 working days.
The KAZA Uni-Visa is valid for 30 days, and allows you multiple visits into Zambia and Zimbabwe, with day passed granted for Botswana and Chobe.
Available at all major ports of entry into Zambia and Zimbabwe, some nations are eligible to obtain a KAZA Uni-Visa on arrival. For more information on the KAZA Uni-Visa, click here.
REASON FOR TRAVEL
If the purpose of your visit is BUSINESS, the following guidelines apply:
Consultants and other experts that are entering Zambia to conduct business with an organization in Zambia can obtain a visa at the port of entry. A “business” visitor must produce an invitation letter from the inviting institution. Business visits by a single individual cannot exceed 30 days in a 12 month period.
If the purpose of your visit is LEISURE, the following guidelines apply:
Nationals of countries, which require visas to enter Zambia for the purpose of visiting friends or relatives, should be issued with visas via the e-visa portal linked above, at Zambian Missions abroad, or at ports of entry.