Visa

Visitors to Zambia must obtain a visa from one of the Zambian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. Visitors may alternatively obtain an electronic visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months. As of November 2014 Zambia and Zimbabwe offer a universal visa.

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

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 <a href=”http://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/”>here.</a>

NOTE:-Processing time for e-visas should take between 3 and 5 working days.

NATIONALS EXEMPT FROM VISA

Holders of passports issued by the following 44 countries and territories do not need a visa to enter Zambia for up to 90 days in one year as tourists or 30 days in one year for business

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Botswana

Cyprus

Dominica

Eswatini

Fiji

Grenada

Hong Kong

Ireland

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Lesotho

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritius

Montenegro

Mozambique

Namibia

Nauru

Romania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Tanzania

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda

Vanuatu

Zimbabwe

In addition, visa exemption applies to holders of passports issued to residents of the following jurisdictions:

Holders of the following British passports:

British Overseas Territories Citizens:

Anguilla

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Falkland Islands

Gibraltar

Montserrat

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Turks and Caicos Islands

British Citizens:

Isle of Man

Guernsey

Jersey

Holders of the following New Zealand passports:

Cook Islands nationals

Niue residents

Tokelau residents

Holders of the following Australian passports:

Norfolk Island residents

Nationals of following 94 countries and territories may obtain a visa for Zambia on arrival for up to 90 days as tourists or 30 days for business:

European Union European Union citizens (except Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Romania)

Albania

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Belarus

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei

Burundi

Cambodia

Canada

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

DR Congo

Costa Rica

Cuba

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Eritrea

Georgia

El Salvador

Ghana

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Israel

Japan

Kazakhstan

Laos

Liechtenstein

Madagascar

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nauru

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Macedonia

Norway

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Russia

Rwanda

San Marino

São Tomé and Príncipe

South Korea

Saint Lucia

Suriname

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

Ukraine

United States

Uruguay

Western Sahara

Venezuela

Vietnam

KAZA UNI-VISA:
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.

Eligible countries are:-

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei

Burundi

Canada

Cape Verde

Comoros

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Haiti

Hungary

Iceland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Marshall Islands

Moldova

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Rwanda

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

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