e-Visa Zambia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Of which KAZA UniVisa

As of November 1, 2022, European passport holders visiting Zambia, authorized to stay for a total of 90 days per calendar year, no longer need a visa. Their passport must remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the planned period of stay in Zambia.

In this case, the immigration officer does not give more than 30 days: to obtain an extension, you must go to the immigration department before the expiry date. For stays of up to 90 days, the extension is free of charge. The extension becomes payable for a stay of more than 3 months.

The Zambian authorities consider overstaying without a visa extension to be an illegal overstay, punishable by imprisonment and a fine.

The KAZA UniVisa can be used for travel between Angola๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด, Botswana๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ (via the Kazungula border), Namibie๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, Zambie๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ and Zimbabwe๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ. It allows a 30-day stay.

How to apply for a Zambia e-Visa

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about e-Visa Zambia

Zambie๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ offers a wide range of e-Visas, tailored to the different needs of visitors. The single-entry e-Visa is a practical option for tourists, allowing a stay of up to 90 days with a validity of 90 days from the date of issue. This visa authorizes a single entry.

For regular tourists, the Multiple-entry e-Visa is ideal. This visa, generally valid for one year, allows multiple entries during its period of validity, and each visit can last up to 90 days. Applicants are often required to provide evidence of frequent travel or links with Zambia.

The KAZA UniVisa is a unique option for visiting both Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as making excursions to cross-border parks. Valid for a stay of 30 days from the date of entry, it offers multiple entries between Zambia and Zimbabwe, making it an excellent choice for tourists wishing to explore the attractions of both countries. A real godsend for adventurers in southern Africa, the KAZA UniVisa is a game-changing tourism innovation for those dreaming of exploring Zambia and Zimbabwe without the usual administrative hassle. This unique visa offers unrivalled freedom of travel between these two magnificent countries, making cross-border journeys as seamless as a cruise on the Zambezi.

Imagine being able to admire the impressive splendour of the Victoria Falls one day, then find yourself wandering the bustling streets of Harare the next day, all without having to worry about a new visa. The KAZA UniVisa makes it possible. Valid for 30 days from your first entry, this multi-entry visa allows you to move from one country to another as many times as you like during this period. It's the ideal tool for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the cultural and natural wealth of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Applying for this visa is done online, and the process is as simple as booking a hotel room. A valid passport, a few clicks and you're ready for an adventure like no other. From a wallet point of view, it's a good deal: although slightly more expensive than a standard visa, the KAZA UniVisa is economical compared to multiple visa fees.

Each e-visa is accessible via an online application, simplifying the visa process and making travel to Zambia smoother and more enjoyable.

Can I apply for a visa on arrival in Zambia?

It is possible to obtain a visa once you arrive in Zambia.

Since the end of 2022, nationals of many countries (including Europe) can obtain a visa waiver for up to 90 days in Zambia.

โš ๏ธ Please note that this does not apply to those wishing to use KAZA UniVisa. In the latter case, Kaza UniVisa is available at Lusaka and Livingstone international airports, and at the land borders of Livingstone (Zimbabwe border) and Kazungula (Botswana border).

Which nationalities are exempt from e-Visa for Zambia?

Nationals of the following countries with ordinary passports are exempt from visas if their stay is less than 90 days:
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Greece, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Czech Republic, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United Kingdom, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.

When should I apply for an e-Visa to go to Zambia?

We advise you to make your request at least 1 week before your departure. Processing time is only 72 hours for urgent departures.

How do I know if my Zambia e-visa has been approved?

As a reminder, if the e-Visa is requested through our services, it will only be sent to you by e-mail. If your request was not made via our agency, you can retrieve your e-Visa from the official website, in the "Permit Renewal" section.

Can I find out why my application was rejected?

Unfortunately, the authorities do not necessarily justify their decision to reject an e-visa application. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements before applying.

Can I reapply if my application has been rejected?

Yes, you can reapply for a Zambia e-visa if your application has already been rejected. We can assist you in this process if the rejection was due to a complication in understanding the application process.

Do I need to know the exact dates of my stay to apply for a visa for Zambia?

No, as the e-visa is valid for 3 months from the date of approval, you can enter Zambia at any time during this period.

What documents do I need to apply for an e-visa for Zambia?

The documents required to apply for an e-Visa for Zambia are :

  • Passport photo: Valid for at least 6 months from the date of your expected arrival in Zambia and must include at least two blank pages.
  • Passport photo: The photo must be in color.
  • Airline tickets: Copy of your round-trip airline tickets
  • Letter of explanation of stay, in English, signed by the traveller and addressed to the Director General of Immigration

How long is my visa for Zambia valid before arrival?

A visa for Zambia is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. This is the period during which the visa can be used to enter the country.

How long is my visa valid in Zambia?

The electronic visa for Zambia allows me to stay for 3 months from the date of entry into the country, or 30 days with the KAZA UniVisa.

How much does a visa to Zambia cost?

The consular fee for a single-entry e-visa is 25 USD(23 โ‚ฌ), and for a multi-entry visa 75 USD(38 โ‚ฌ). The KAZA UniVisa costs 50 USD(47 โ‚ฌ).

For what reasons do I need to apply for a visa for Zambia?

You need to apply for a visa if you wish to visit Zambia for tourism, business or transit purposes.

We only offer tourism on our website.

What entry points are eligible for an e-visa to Zambia?

All entry points are eligible for the Zambia e-Visa: airports, ports and land borders.

I made a mistake on my e-visa. Can I change my request?

Once a request is in progress, no changes can be made. If you have made a mistake, you must make a new request.

Do I need to print out my e-Visa to present it on paper at boarding?

There's no obligation, but we recommend that you always take a paper (printed) or digital (on your smartphone, tablet or laptop) copy of your e-visa with you on your trip.

Do minors need to apply for an e-visa for Zambia?

A complete visa application must be submitted for each child.

  • Minors traveling alone
    In addition to Tourism formalities, 2 parents must provide authorization to leave the country + a copy of the family record book.
  • Minors traveling with one parent
    In addition to the Tourism formalities, the other parent must provide authorization to leave the country + a copy of the family record book.

Can a child apply for an e-visa to Zambia alone?

All children aged 16 and under cannot apply for a visa on their own. If they are traveling with an adult, they must be included in the adult's application during the application process.

Can I extend my stay in Zambia with an e-visa?

If you have a tourist e-Visa for Zambia, you can extend your stay by applying to the Immigration Department in Zambia for an extension. However, the extension is subject to approval by the authorities and you will need to provide a valid reason for your extension request. This request is not automatic, and you will need to provide supporting documents, such as proof of sufficient funds, a return ticket and accommodation arrangements.

We advise you to apply for an extension at least 7 days before your current e-visa expires.

Are there any compulsory vaccinations for entering Zambia?

Yellow fever vaccination certificate
You will need to provide a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you come from or have transited through a country where yellow fever is endemic.

Can I go on safari in Zambia with an e-visa?

Yes, it is possible to go on safari in Zambia with an e-visa. To do so, you'll need to apply for atourism e-visa.

Zambia: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: Travellers from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission and travellers who have been in transit for more than 12 hours at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays.
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the country, including Lusaka.
  • Meningitis: In the event of prolonged stays in close contact with the local population or during epidemics.
  • Rabies: For prolonged stays, in isolation.
  • Typhoid fever: For prolonged stays or in poor sanitary conditions.