Visa Application

Here we issue Visas, application can be submitted at Zambia High Commission or by post, Postal Applications: Mail complete application to: Zambia High Commission 2 Palace Gate Kensington London W8. 5NG Applicants who wish to have their passports mailed to them after processing should include a pre- paid self addressed special delivery or recorded envelope.

VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

IN ORDER TO ENHANCE SERVICE DELIVERY, IT IS NECESSARY FOR VISA APPLICANTS TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS ON THE VISA APPLICATION FORM AND PROVIDE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.

NOTE: THE MISSION IS NOT OBLIGATED TO INFORM THE APPLICANT IF ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET. HOWEVER, INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES WILL BE PLACED IN THE PENDING BOX OR RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT.

VISA HOURS ARE FROM 10:00 AM TO 1:00PM, MONDAY TO FRIDAY, EXCLUDING ZAMBIAN AND BANK HOLIDAYS.

1) Before sending your applicationEnsure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond your intended stay in Zambia. The passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.

2) Application forms must be completed in full and submitted along with the following:

  • Original passport
  • Photo copy of passport page containing personal details;
  • Two recent passport size photographs;
  • Return Air ticket or Confirmed ticket booking or itinerary.

3) TYPES OF VISAS

  1. Business Visa

Clients travelling on business, church business, Government travel Diplomatic and Official, Seminar, Volunteer and Study-related trips should submit their applications with an official covering letter specifying in brief detail the nature of their intended transactions in Zambia from their sponsor or prospective employers. Attach a copy of flight itinerary and/or return airline ticket.

  1. Tourist Visa

Clients travelling on Tourist Visas need to attach copies of their flight itinerary or a copy of ticket. If available, include a copy of Tour Itinerary/Package.

III. Visitors Visa

Clients travelling on Visitors Visas should include a Letter of Invitation and immigration status of their host in Zambia, copy of National registration Card/ passport or an Immigration Permit if the host is non-Zambian and a copy of the flight itinerary or ticket. The Invitation letter should include the following:

  • Hosts name, phone and address;
  • Applicants name;
  • Length of stay in Zambia; and
  • Purpose of visit

4) Period of Stay

  • All tourists and ordinary visitors are entitled to ninety (90) days visit in any given period of twelve (12) months from the date of entry into Zambia.
  • A Business Visitor is entitled to thirty (30) days visit in any given period of twelve (12) months.

5) Visa Requirement for Children

 

Nationals who do not require visas to enter Zambia

Table1: Nationals who do not require visas to enter Zambia

 

Falkland Islands – 48Serbia-Montenegro – 17Falkland Islands Dependencies – 49


 

Nationals who require visas on arrival or at Missions abroad

Table 2: Nationals who require visas on arrival or at Missions abroad


 

Note: Please allow Three (3) to Five (5) business days for processing

Nationals required to apply for visas prior to travel

Table 3: Nationals requiring visas prior to travel


Note: Please allow five (5) to twenty one (21) business days for processing

6) Visa Validity

    3 years from date of issue for USA passport holders;

    3 months from date of issue for all other nationals.

    7) How to apply

    Applications can be submitted at Zambia High Commission in person or by post

    Postal Applications: Mail complete application to:

    Zambia High Commission

    2 Palace Gate

    Kensington

    London

    W8 5NG

    Applicants who wish to have their passports mailed to them after processing should include a pre- paid self-addressed special delivery or recorded envelope.

    Note: Applicants may be required to come for an interview.

    8) How to pay

    • Applicants are required to deposit money in the following account:

    Bank Name: Lloyds Bank

    Account Number: 02135437

    Sort Code: 30 94 65

    Reference: Name of the applicant

    A copy of the deposit slip should then be submitted to the High Commission as proof of payment.

    • Card payment (All Major Credit and Debit Cards are accepted)
    • Postal Order or Bank Draft Cheque payable to The Zambia High Commission.

    Cash, personal, company or foreign cheques are not accepted

    9) Visa Fees

    1. £35.00 Single Entry/Transit
    2. £60.00 Double Entry/Transit

    III. £60.00 Multiple Entry/Transit

    Note: Visa fee is non-refundable

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