How to Get a Tourist Visa for Zambia

Zambia Tourist Visa

Zambia Tourist Visa

If you are headed to Zambia on tourism, you might need to get a Tourist Visa depending on what country you are from.

As mentioned here at the Zambia Department of Immigration, tourist visas are issued to foreigners traveling to Zambia as an individual or group of people on a tour through a foreign tour operator or travel agent in conjunction with a local tour operator.

There are two categories of tourists who enter Zambia:

  1. Tourists that can get a visa upon entry
  2. Tourists that must get a referral before entering the country

Keep reading because I have more on this below.

Go to my Zambia visa page for information on other types of visas for Zambia.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Zambia: No.

  • A single-entry visa can be obtained at the port of entry.
  • You are going to need to apply in advance at a Zambian Embassy or consulate for a multiple-entry visa.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Zambia:

Find your closest consulate
Gather documentation

You need to check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above to confirm what documents are required for you. They should look a lot like what is stated on this page at the Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C.

Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate. Check the submission instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Zambia will give to you your brand new Zambia visa.

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