Types of Visas


The validity of the visa is not the period in which the holder is entitled to remain in the country but a period within which the holder has to enter Zambia. As such foreign national are required to use other instruments offered by the Department to remain in the country legally.

Types of Visas

Single Entry Visa – A Single Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia only once during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $50;

Double Entry Visa – A Double Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia twice during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $80; and

Multiple Entry Visa – A Multiple Entry Visa allows the traveler to enter Zambia multiple times during the validity of the visa. The fee is US $80. Multiple Entry Visas shall only be issued by Headquarters through the e-visa facility.

Note: Single, Double and Multiple visas shall be valid for ninety (90) days from the date of first issuance, with the exception of nationals from the United States of America for whose Multiple Entry Visas have a validity of three (3) years, on reciprocal basis.

Transit Visa – Transit visas are issued to nationals who require visas to enter Zambia and are transiting through using land transport and shall be valid for a maximum period of seven (07) days. The fee is US $50;

Day Tripper Visa - A Day tripper visa is issued at a port of entry to a tourist who visits Zambia for a period of less than 24 hours and makes exit through the same port. The facility will also apply to tourists visiting Zambia and wish to visit a neighboring country and re-enter within 24 hours. The fee is US $20.

Note: The Day Tripper shall only apply at Victoria Falls and Kazungula Border Controls.

Gratis Visa – A Gratis Visa is a free visa issued at Zambia Missions Abroad or at Ports of entry to Members of the Diplomatic Community on presentation of letters of accreditation and/or Diplomatic Passports.


The electronic visa (e-Visa ) is an online facility for applying for visas to Zambia.  All persons who ordinarily require a visa to come to Zambia are eligible to apply for visas through this facility.


Step 1. Access the e-services portal and submit electronic application


You can visit the Department's website and then follow the e-Visa link, or directly using the hyperlink Create a account by registering under 'My Profile' Fill-out the electronic application form and upload required documents.


Step 2. Pay online


You will be redirected to the site for Barclays Bank, where you will be told the exact cost of your application, which includes a 1.1% administrative fee. You can pay online here using any of the following debit/credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Maestro UK, Visa Electron and Maestro Int. with debit or credit card. A receipt will be automatically sent to your email.


Step 3. Download Approval or Rejection Letter


Wait for the email informing you whether your visa has been approved [You can also check status under 'track'on the e-Visa Home Page].


Once a decision regarding your visa application has been made [Approval or Rejection] log on to the 'Track'section of the e-Visa application website and print a copy of the e-Visa approval or rejection letter. This decision will simultaneously be sent to your email address.


Making Entry into Zambia


In case of an approval, please bring your approval letter and receipt with you as you travel to Zambia, as you will be required to present them before an Immigration Officer. Holders of e-Visa approval letters can enter Zambia through any port of entry.


Visitors & Tourists


All ordinary Visitors and Tourists are entitled to a free ninety (90) days visit in any period of twelve (12) months from the day of first entry into Zambia while business Visitors are entitled to a free thirty (30) days visit in any period of twelve (12) months.



The KAZA UNIVISA costs USD 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days as long as the holder remains within Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders.







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