Zambia Visa

All U.S. citizens need a Zambia visa for entry into the country. Single entry visas can be obtained on arrival for a fee of $50.00. All types of visas can be secured at a Zambia Embassy or Consulate prior to arriving.

Upon arrival, you may be required to provide a yellow fever vaccination certificate. According to the U.S. Department of State, all visitors are required to carry their passport or a certified copy of their passport at all times while in Zambia.

It is very important that you do not remain in the country longer than your authorized stay. If you do, you could face fines and imprisonment.


When you apply for a travel visa, you will be required to submit a variety of forms and supporting documentation in order for your application to be processed.

The precise documents you must provide will vary depending on the purpose of your visit and the type of Zambia visa for which you are applying.

However, below is a list of items that are commonly required to secure a visa for travel to Zambia.

  • Two completed application forms. Be sure to provide all of the required information. Incomplete and inaccurate applications will not be processed, delaying the issuance of your visa.
  • U.S. passport with at least six months validity beyond your travel dates and two blank visa pages
  • Photocopy of the data page of your passport
  • Visa fee
  • Two passport photos. Be sure to sign the back of each one.
  • Itinerary or copy of plane ticket.
  • Yellow Fever vaccination certificate
  • This is not a comprehensive list of requirements. If you are applying for a multiple entry Zambia visa, you will have to provide additional documents, and there may be additional requirements based on the reason for your trip.

    Furthermore, the application form and supporting documents must be submitted in a certain order depending on the type of visa for which you are applying.

    Visa requirements can change at any time. For the most up to date visa requirements, visit the website of the Embassy of Zambia.

    Submitting Your Application

    After you have completed your application form and gathered the required supporting documents, you will need to submit your application materials to the Zambia embassy or consulate for processing if you are applying for a single or double entry Zambia visa.

    (NOTE: If you are applying for a multiple entry visa, you must first receive approval from the Chief Immigration Officer in Zambia.)

    In general, regular processing takes three to five business days, but it can take longer when application volume is high. Same day service is available for an additional fee of $50.00, and next day service is available for an extra fee of $40. Visas issued to U.S. citizens are valid for three years.


    The cost of a single entry visa is $50.00, and the cost of a double or multiple entry visa is $80.00. Fees are payable by money order or bank certified check. Other forms of payment will not be accepted. All visa fees are non-refundable.

    Visa Service

    If you need help preparing and submitting your Zambia visa application, a professional visa service like “company name” can help.

    Visa companies are authorized by foreign embassies and consulates to submit applications on behalf of their clients. They are experts in the application process and make securing a visa fast and easy.

    Visa companies have large databases of the most up to date visa requirements for nearly every country in the world, allowing you to quickly identify the documents you need to submit, so your visa can be issued.

    If you have questions, a quick phone call will connect you with a knowledgeable representative who will get you the answers you need.

    After you have completed your application, simply send it to the visa service, and they will take care of the rest. After reviewing your application for completeness and accuracy, they will submit it to the embassy or consulate for processing. When your Zambia visa is issued, it will be mailed to you, so you can leave for your trip as planned.