immigration

Investor’s Permit

An Investor’s Permit is issued to a foreigner intending to establish a business or invest in Zambia or who has established or invested in a business in Zambia. The Permit allows the holder and his/her spouse and minor children to enter and re-enter into and to remain within Zambia until it expires.

Requirements  for Issuance

  • Covering letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration
  • Duly completed Application for an Investor’s Permit (Form 27)
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Share Capital (where required)
  • Certificate of Minimum Capital
  • Investment license from ZDA (not mandatory)
  • List of Directors
  • Proof of personal investment (Bank Statement, Money transfer, ZRA Form CE20, Bill of Lading from ZRA). If an investor is forming his own company, he or she should bring in at least US$250,000. If he/she is joining an existing company, it should be at least US$150,000.
  • Proof of ownership or lease agreement in Zambia
  • Certified copy of valid Passport (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia)
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Prescribed fee

Requirements for Renewal/Extension

  • Application Form 11
  • Covering letter to the Director General
  • Original permit
  • Inspection Report by Immigration
  • VAT/ZRA receipts
  • Audit Report from a recognized firm registered with the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
  • Lease Agreement (where applicable)
  • Current bank statement
  • Certified copy of passport
  • Prescribed fee

Requirements for variation by inclusion of another company

  • Covering letter addressed to the Director General of Immigration
  • Duly completed Form 9
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Share Capital
  • Certificate of Minimum Capital
  • Investment license from ZDA (not mandatory)
  • List of Directors
  • Proof of personal investment (Bank Statement, Money transfer, ZRA Form CE20, Bill of Lading from ZRA)
  • Proof of ownership or lease agreement in Zambia
  • Certified copy of valid Passport (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia)
  • Original permit
  • Prescribed fee


Requirements for variation by change of Nature of Business/Addition of Nature of Business

  • Application Form 9
  • Covering letter to the Director General
  • Original permit
  • Certified copies of certificate of incorporation
  • Appropriate license
  • List of directors
  • List of share capital
  • Certificate of registration of business name (where applicable)
  • Investment license (if any)
  • Proof of ownership of land or lease agreement (where applicable)
  • Prescribed fee


Requirements for variation by Addition of Children and/or Spouse

  • Application Form 9
  • Covering letter to the Director General from the applicant
  • Original Permit
  • Certified copies of marriage/birth certificate/s (as appropriate)
  • Certified copy of valid Passport (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia)
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Prescribed fee

INVESTOR'S PERMIT FEES FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Issuance K4,000.00
Renewal K5,000.00
Duplicate K4,000.00
Variation

K5,000.00
inclusion of another company/nature of business/change of nationality or name/addition of new business name

K2,000.00
Addition of names of spouse or children


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Application for an investor’s permit (section 29 of the immigration and deportation act, no. 18 of 2010) Form 27
 

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