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

K5,000.00

Renewal

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Duplicate

K5,000.00

Variation

K3,750.00
Addition of a new business/name,
Change of Occupation/Nationality/ Name

K1,250.00
Addition of names of spouse or children


RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR GOVERNMENT, QUASI GOVERNMENT, NON-GOVERNMENTAL AND OTHER NON-PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATIONS

Issuance

K1,875.00

Renewal

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Duplicate

K1,875.00

Variation

K1,250.00
Change of occupation/Employer

K625.00
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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