immigration

Residence Permit

This Permit confers permanent residence to the holder and is issued to: persons who have been ordinarily and lawfully residents in Zambia; Children of Residence permit holders and Zambians; Holders of Employment or Investor’s Permits for at Least 10 and 3 years respectively; Holders of Spouse Permits for at least five (5) years; and Retirees.

Requirements

Applicants aged between 7 - 15 years

  • Duly completed application form (Form 5) in duplicate
  • Covering letter to Director General of Immigration
  • Certified photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport
  • Certified copy of birth certificate of the applicant
  • Certified copy of parents’ status
  • Original Permit (where applicable)
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Adoption certificate (in case of adopted children)*
  • Proof of enrolment at an educational Institution (for students)
  • Payment of prescribed fee

Applicants above 16 years

  • Duly Completed application form (Form 4) in duplicate
  • Covering letter to Director General of Immigration
  • Aliens Registration Card
  • Certified copy of birth certificate of the applicant
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate
  • Two testimonials as to the character from persons of good standing who have known the applicant for a minimum period of not less than three (3) years
  • Certified photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport
  • Certified copy of host’s status
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Surrender of Original Permit (where applicable)
  • Adoption certificate (in case of adopted children)*
  • Proof of enrolment at an educational Institution (for students)
  • Payment of prescribed fee

Holders of Investor’s Permit

  • Duly Completed application form (Form 4) in duplicate
  • Covering letter to Director General of Immigration
  • Aliens Registration Card
  • Original Permit
  • VAT/ZRA receipts
  • Current bank statement
  • Audited Financial report from Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) recognized firm
  • Title of ownership of lease agreement (where applicable)
  • Certified photocopies of current passport (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia)
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Inspection Report by Immigration
  • Payment of prescribed fee

Holders of Employment Permit (including Government)

  • Duly Completed application form (Form 4) in duplicate
  • Covering letter to Director General of Immigration
  • Certified copy of Aliens Registration Card
  • Original Permit
  • Two reference letters
  • Certified photocopies of current passport
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Contract of employment
  • Certified Documentary proof of professional or other qualification
  • Payment of prescribed fee

Retirees

  • Duly Completed application form (Form 4) in duplicate
  • Covering letter to Director General of Immigration
  • Proof of funds (bank statement)
  • Proof of permanent pension (irrevocable annuity) or retirement account
  • Proof of ownership of land or lease agreement (where applicable)
  • Certified photocopies of current passport
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Payment of prescribed fee
RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Issuance K4, 000
Renewal ---------------
Duplicate K4, 000
Variation

K3, 000
Addition of a new business/name,
Change of Occupation/Nationality/ Name

K1, 000
Addition of names of spouse or children


RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR GOVERNMENT AND QUASI GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION
Issuance K1,500
Renewal ---------------
Duplicate K1, 500
Variation

K1, 000
Change of occupation/Employer

K500
Change of Nationality/Name/ Inclusion of names of children


RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR RELIGIOUS, NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND NON PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATIONS
Issuance K1, 500
Renewal

 

Duplicate K1, 500
Variation

K1, 000
Change of occupation/Employer

K500
Change of Nationality/Name/ Inclusion of names of children

Variation of Residence Permit (Change of Employer)

  • Complete (Form 9)
  • Original Permit
  • submission of professional certificates
  • letter of release from previous employer
  • letter of offer from the prospective employer
  • Payment of a prescribed fee

Variation of Residence Permit (Inclusion of a new business and change of company)

  • Complete (Form 9)
  • submission of certificate of incorporation,
  • list of Directors and original entry permit.
  • Latest Bank Statement
  • Payment of a prescribed fee
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS
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Application for a residence permit for a person aged sixteen years and above (section 20 of the immigration and deportation act, 2010) Form 4
Application for a residence permit (for applicants aged seven to fifteen, inclusive) Form 5
Application to change temporary residence status ( ) conditions Of temporary residence permit ( ) (section 27(7) of the immigration and deportation act, 2010) Form 9
 

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