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Travel Document Type

eVisa: Single Entry

Government Fee

USD 52.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 25.00

Processing Time

1 business day

Travel Document Type

eVisa: Double Entry

Government Fee

USD 82.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 25.00

Processing Time

1 business day

Travel Document Type

eVisa: Multiple Entry

Government Fee

USD 152.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 25.00

Processing Time

1 business day

Travel Document Type

eVisa: Transit

Government Fee

USD 52.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 25.00

Processing Time

1 business day

All About Zambia E Visas

Thinking of visiting the southern African country of Zambia? This nation, one of Africa’s gems, is one of the continent’s number one safari destinations and is home to the breathtaking Victoria Falls and a wide variety of scenic natural parks.

As you plan your trip to Zambia, you may be wondering if you need a visa to visit to enter. This article takes a closer look at the travel documents required to enter the country, and tells you how to apply for yours.

There are different requirements depending on the country you’re from. Byevisa walks you through the steps to check if you’re eligible to apply for an electronic travel authorisation.

What’s the Difference Between a Zambia e-Visa and a Visa on Arrival?

An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into Zambia and is issued online. Anyone aged 16 or older of any nationality who requires a visa or a Visa on Arrival is eligible to apply for an e-Visa. You can quickly and easily apply for your electronic authorisation with Byevisa. Once you receive it by email, you need to print it out and present it upon arrival to the country.

By comparison, a Visa on Arrival (VoA) is issued at various points of entry into the country such as airports, sea ports and border checkpoints.

Zambia Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Visitors from the following countries are eligible to apply for an electronic travel authorisation for Zambia. Or to see if you’re eligible, consult our visa checker tool here:

Alternatively, please find below a full list of the nationalities that can visit the USA with an ESTA:

European Union*
Afghanistan
Albania
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
DR Congo
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea

Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria

North Korea
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Korea
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Yemen

* Citizens of Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and Romania are visa-exempt.

Requirements

To apply for an e-Visa to this southern African country with Byevisa you need the following:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your arrival to Zambia and contains at least 3 blank pages.
  • A passport-quality photo.
  • The address of your accommodation.
  • Expected dates of entry and departure.
  • Airline ticket showing departure date.
  • A cover letter to the Director General of Immigration explaining your visit.
  • Invitation letter and business registration of the company that invited you (if applicable).
  • Byevisa’s fees must be paid by credit/debit card or PayPal.

It’s important to know that you may only enter with an approved e-Visa through these 3 airports:

  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka
  • Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone
  • Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport – Ndola

If you are from one of these visa-exempt countries below, you can travel to Zambia without any restrictions:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Guiana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Reunion, Romania, Ross Dependency, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Island, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, and Zimbabwe.

No matter your visa requirements, you may need to show a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. According to International Health Regulations, a certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if you’re arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission, or if you’ve spent more than 12 hours transiting through a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

The list of countries requiring a certificate can be found at the World Health Organisation’s website.

Zambia Visa Application Process

There are different types of travel authorisations to enter the country depending on your length of stay and the purpose of your visit:

1. Tourist visas allow a maximum stay of 90 days (3 months) in any 12-month period.

  • You can apply for a Single-Entry, Double-Entry or Multiple-Entry electronic travel document.
  • Multiple Entry allows you to enter the country multiple times during the validity of the visa.
  • Single, Double and Multiple-Entry visas are valid for 90 days from the date they are issued, unless you are a national from the United States of America, in which case a Multiple-Entry Visa will have a validity of 3 years (on a mutually agreed reciprocal basis).

2. Transit visas are issued to travellers who don’t intend to stay in the country and are on their way to a third country, valid for a maximum period of time of 7 days.

3. Business visas allow a maximum stay of 30 days in any 12-month period. Bear in mind that you will have to show an invitation letter from a company.

Application Form and Documents Required for a Zambia e-Visa

Filling out the application form is straightforward. You need to provide some basic personal information and your travel details (please see below for full details). You also need to provide supporting documentation and your credit or debit card number to pay the fee, or pay by PayPal.

The government’s fee is 52 USD for Single Entry, 82 USD for Double Entry, and 152 USD for Multiple Entry. Byevisa’s fees vary according to how quickly you want your document processed. We offer 3 speeds: Standard, Rapid, and Highly Rapid:

  • Standard service costs 25 USD. You’ll receive your authorisation in 3 business days.
  • Rapid service costs 65 USD. You’ll receive it in 2 business days.
  • Highly Rapid service costs 85 USD. You’ll receive it in 1 business day.

How to apply for an e-Visa for Zambia using Byevisa:

1. Select your nationality from the list of options in the eligibility checker and where you’re travelling to (in this case, Zambia).

In this step you see whether you need a visa to visit Zambia. If you’re from a visa-exempt country, our tool will show that you don’t require one. Once you’ve selected your nationality, you’ll also see the price of the travel document listed and the option to apply.

You can also click one of the buttons below to go directly to the application form:

2. At that stage, you enter your personal information, such as:

  • Your email address, so we can send you your travel document.
  • Your intended entry and exit dates.
  • A relevant contact number.
  • Your name.
  • Your gender.
  • Your nationality, as it appears in your passport.
  • Your birth date.
  • The country where you were born.
  • The country where you reside.
  • Your passport number, issue date and expiry date.
  • Whether you are applying for Single Entry, Double Entry or Multiple Entry.

3. Then you pay for your application. Just enter your credit or debit card information and submit your application. You can also pay by PayPal.

4. After your online application is approved, you receive your travel document by email. When you receive it, you should print a copy to present to the border authorities when you arrive. Keep your printed authorisation with you at all times for the duration of your trip.

Depending on your country and the processing speed you select, your processing time will vary.  You can generally expect to receive your eVisa in 1, 2 or 3 business days.

Please keep in mind that you also have to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Digital passport-quality photograph.
  • A scan of your passport information page.
  • Airline ticket confirming your travel dates.
  • If you’re travelling for business, an invitation letter and the company’s business registration.

Zambia e-Visa Status Check

With Byevisa, it’s easy to check the status of your authorisation.

Click the Status option at the top of this page. Submit the form to discover:

  • If your application has been approved.
  • If it’s yet to be processed (pending).
  • Your travel document’s initial date and expiry date, plus how many days it remains valid for.
  • If your pass has been rejected, and why.

Please bear in mind that how long your eVisa takes to process will depend on the service you’ve selected. You choose your preferred processing time as part of your application, so please contact us only if you haven’t received your travel document within the originally stated timeframe.

How Much Does a Zambia Visa Cost?

The government charges 52 USD for an electronic travel authorisation with Single Entry, 82 USD  for Double Entry and 152 USD for Multiple Entry. With Byevisa, we also charge a processing fee to handle your application, to save you the time and effort of doing so for yourself.

How much we charge depends on how fast you require your travel authorisation. You can choose between Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid services. To find out how much our services cost, enter your preferences into the form above.

More Zambia Visa Questions and Information

Below you will find a selection of frequently asked questions about travel to Zambia we hope you’ll find useful as you plan your trip.

e-Visas for Zambia are processed in 3 business days, with our Standard service. If you choose our Rapid service, the processing time will be 2 business days and Highly Rapid processing time will be 1 business day.
You will need 1 passport quality color photograph measuring 35 x 45 mm. The photo should have a white background and only your head and shoulders should be visible.
Yes, you should print your document to show the border control agents when you arrive, along with your passport. You should keep your document in a safe place for the duration of your stay, but if you lose it, you can simply reprint it.
If your application is denied, Byevisa will notify you by email and provide instructions based on your personal situation.
If you hold passports from 2 countries, you should use the same passport that you used to apply for your visa to enter and exit the country to avoid possible delays or issues.
Yes, if you are from the United States, you are eligible to apply for an e-Visa. Furthermore, if you choose Multiple Entry, your document may be valid for 3 years (on a mutually agreed reciprocal basis). You can use our visa checker tool to see which type of authorisation you need depending on your country of origin.
Yes. Multiple-Entry travel documents cost 152 USD and are valid for 90 days from the date they are issued, unless you are a national from the United States of America, in which case a Multiple-Entry Visa will have a validity of 3 years (on a mutually agreed reciprocal basis).
Once your electronic travel authorisation has been approved it will be valid for a period of up to 90 consecutive days for tourists, or 30 days for business travellers. You’ll need to enter the country within the time period your travel authorisation is valid, otherwise it becomes invalid and you will need to obtain a new one.
Yes. If you require a last-minute authorisation, choose Highly Rapid at the time of your application and you can receive it in 1 business day. With Byevisa, we offer Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid services to get you your travel pass in the shortest time possible.
Below you can find an example of a Zambia e-Visa:Zambia eVisa Example
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