1. A valid passport for at least six months before expiry date, with at least three blank pages for visa.
2. A photo copy of the page bearing your picture in your passport.
3. Two fully completed visa application forms (for each applicant) provided by the Mission. (You can do photo copies Recto-Verso) available on
4. Two recent identical passport-size photographs.
5. A confirmed travel itinerary from a travel agent or airline; if on business, a confirmation letter from employer or other relevant documents.
6. An invitation letter from sponsors in Zambia is required for those invited for both private and business trips.
7. Application fees are non-refundable.

8. Multiple entry visas must be applied through the Immigration Department’s headquarters in Lusaka.

9. CITIZENS OF COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES: Citizens of most commonwealth countries do not require visas to enter Zambia. However, because Zambians require visas to enter some commonwealth countries, and in accordance with the principle of reciprocity, citizens of such Commonwealth countries require visas to enter Zambia.

VISA FEES (General/Tourist)

(To be advised)

Consular Hours

Submission of Visa application forms
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 13:00 hours
Visa Collection
Monday – Thursday: 14:30 – 16:00 hours
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00 hours
General enquiries
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00 hours
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00 hours


  • Upon receipt of completed visa application form and payment of applicable fees, the decision on the visa application will be given within three working days.
  • A visa is valid for a period of three months from the date of issue, unless stated otherwise.
  • Applicants are advised to apply for a visa at least two weeks before their intended day of travel to Zambia.
  • Visa application forms and passports sent by post must include a self-addressed envelop with a postage stamp on it CHF 5.30.- (for registered mail) and include your telephone number in case we need clarification.
  • Visa requirements are subject to revision from time to time. It is therefore, advisable to ask for further information in case of uncertainty.