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The Deadline for Replacement of Booklet Type Residence Permits with Digital Card Permits has been extended to 31st May, 2020

Welcome to Zambia Department of Immigration

The Department of Immigration welcomes you to this one stop shop for up to date information on Zambian migration policy, procedure and requirements.

The Department strongly subscribes to the saying that ‘knowledge is power’ and as such, has provided as much information as possible to help any person wishing to access immigration services, make an informed decision. We have tried to simplify the information on this site to avoid ambiguity. However, if at any time, you are in doubt about any piece of information on this site, you are advised to get in touch with us through the contact information provided under the ‘Contact Us’ section.

This website has a link to our e-Services portal, where you can apply for various immigration services on-line. It is however, our recommendation that you read up on the specific service you wish to apply for, on this site, before proceeding to the e-Services portal. We wish you an enjoyable experience on this site.

Director General's Message

The world is experiencing an unprecedented growth in global cross border migration which offers both opportunities as well as security risks for receiving countries. To counter the security risk which comes with the current migratory trends, the Department of Immigration continues to develop the capabilities to manage the rising tide of complex threats in both the border and internal environments.

The Department has over the years striven to improve its border management systems by embracing the use of latest information communication technologies (ICTs), pushing its operations to a paperless status. This and many other initiatives are helping the Department to see to it that the majority of genuine migrants can move easily and effortlessly across the border without unnecessary delay, while our Immigration Officers continue to focus their attention on undesirable, non-compliant migrants.

About Zambia Immigration Department

The Zambia Department of Immigration aims to effectively and efficiently facilitate and regulate the entry and exit of persons and control the stay of immigrants and visitors in the country in order to contribute to internal security and sustainable socio-economic development.

The Department of Immigration is committed to providing efficient, transparent and professional service.

The Department has its headquarters in Lusaka, the country’s capital city, with regional offices in all the ten provinces of Zambia (see the Contacts page for physical address).


Do you intend to travel to Zambia and require a visa to do so? Please apply for an e-Visa.

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Immigration Permits

You want to move to Zambia for work, investment, school or residence? You need to apply for an appropriate immigration permit.

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Easy application process

Apply for Zambia eVisa or permit online and get your document in just a few clicks.

Online and Offline availability

The Department of Immigration’s  services are available either online 24/7, 365.

Support and help

Contact us for any queries regarding your visa or permit applications. You can do this via e-mail or phone.

Latest Media Releases

Latest news and Press-Releases by Zambia Department of Immigration.

Immigration Launches Contact Centre

The Department of Immigration wishes to inform its esteemed clients and the General Public that with effect from Wednesday, 25th…

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Notice to Holders of Immigration Permits

This serves to inform all Holders of Immigration Permits in Zambia that the Department of Immigration, through the project called…

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Appeals against decisions of the Department of Immigration

This public notice serves to remind our esteemed clients and members of the public of the correct appeal procedure against…

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Immigration impresses in 2019 Zambia Bribe Payers’ Index (ZBPI) Survey Report

The Department of Immigration has recorded consistent progress in the latest Zambia Bribe Payer’s Index Report which was officially launched…

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