The Zambia Tourism Agency (formerly Zambia Tourism Board) is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration), launched the e-Visa facility on Wednesday, 14th October, 2015. The launch, officiated by the Minister of Home Affairs, took place at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka.
The e-Visa facility is open to all foreign nationals who require visas to visit Zambia, It can be accessed through this link:
What is an e-Visa?
An e-Visa is an electronic alternative to the conventional visas issued by the Department of Immigration in Zambia (through Headquarters, Ports of Entry and Zambia Missions), permitting foreigners who require visas to enter Zambia. It enables applicants to obtain their e-Visa approval letter electronically, after submitting the required information and making payment by Cash and Credit or Debit Card (Master or Visa) at the point of entry.
The link for downloading the e-Visa is provided at the final step, where an applicant is informed that his/her application has been completed successfully. The same link for downloading the e-Visa will also be emailed to the applicant. Immigration Officers at Ports of Entry can verify the e-Visa on their system. However, applicants are advised to download and keep the hard copy of their e-Visa Approval Letter.
As is the case with other visas, Zambian Officials at the Port of Entry reserve the right to deny entry into Zambia to a holder of an e-Visa Approval Letter without any explanation.
All foreign nationals who require visas to come to Zambia are eligible to apply for an e-Visa.
The normal visa fees shall apply as follows:
• Single Entry – US$ 50
• Double/Multiple Entry – US$ 80
• Transit – US $50
• Day Tripper – US$ 20
For regular updates, visit The Immigration website:
Normal validity rules shall apply
e-Visa processing time
For nationals who may obtain visas at ports of entry, the e-Visa will take 3 working days to process. Processing time for nationals who require visas prior to travel to Zambia, will be a minimum of 5 working days.
• Convenient and reduces logistical cost
• Paperless administrative processes
• Broader reach
• Optimised use of human resources
For further details and enquiries, please get in touch with:
The Public Relations Office
Department of Immigration Headquarters
Tel: +260 211 255282 (PR)
Tel: +260 211 252622 (Customer Service Centre)