Monday 2 November 2015

Zambia Launches e-VISA

The Zambia Tourism Agency (formerly Zambia Tourism Board) is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration) launched the e-Visa facility on Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.

What is an e-Visa?
An e-Visa is an alternative to conventional visas issued by the Department of Immigration in Zambia (through Headquarters, Ports of Entry and Zambia Missions) permitting foreigners who require visas to enter Zambia. Applicants therefore, may obtain their e-Visa approval letter electronically after submitting required information and payment is made by Cash and Credit or Debit Card (Master or Visa) at the point of entry.

The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Immigration Officers at Ports of Entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to download and keep the hard copy of your e-Visa Approval Letter.

As in the case with other visas, respective Zambian Officials at the Port of Entry reserve the right to deny entry into Zambia to a holder of an e-Visa Approval Letter without any explanation.

The e-Visa facility is open to all foreign nationals who require visas to come to Zambia and can be accessed through the following web portal:

e-Visa Fees
The normal visa fees shall apply as follows:
·         Single Entry-US$ 50
·         Double /Multiple Entry -US$ 80
·         Transit US $50
·         Day Tripper US$ 20

For regular updates and for any changes to pricing, visit the Immigration website: 

Normal validity rules shall apply

e-Visa processing time
For nationals that may obtain visas at ports of entry, the e-Visa will take 3 working days to process and for nationals that require visas prior to travel to Zambia processing time will take a minimum of 5 working days.

Benefits of e-Visa:
·         Convenient and reduces logistical cost
·         Paperless administrative processes
·         Broader reach
·         Optimised use of human resources

Further Details
For further details and enquiries, please get in touch with:
The Public Relations Office
Department of Immigration Headquarters
Tel: +260 211 255282 (PR)
Tel: +260 211 252622 (Customer Service Centre)


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