Press release
Zambia launches e-Visa

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 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka which was officiated by the Minister of Home Affairs.

The e-Visa facility is open to all foreign nationals who require visas to come to Zambia and can be accessed through the web portal indicated here:

What is an e-Visa?

An e-Visa is an alternative to 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. Applicants therefore, may obtain their e-Visa approval letter electronically after submitting required information and payment is made by Cash and Credit or Debit Card (Master or Visa) at the point of entry. The link to download your e-Visa is given on the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa will be emailed to you. Immigration Officers at Ports of Entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to download and keep the hard copy of your e-Visa Approval Letter.

As in the case with other visas, respective 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.




Notice on the new Immigration Permits

This serves to notify the general public that the Department of Immigration has introduced new permits. This is as a result of the repealing of the Immigration and Deportation Act CAP 123 of the laws of Zambia and subsequent enactment of the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of 2010, which provides for inta - alia the introduction of new permits.  In accordance with Act number 18 of 2010 the following permits have been introduced in addition to the previous permits which were provided for under the repealed Immigration and Deportation Act, CAP 123 of the laws of Zambia.


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