Applying for a Zambia Entry Visa
For those who would need a visa to enter Zambia (please refer to list of countries/nationalities that do not require visa to enter Zambia below), you may apply for one through the nearest Zambian Embassy or Consulate in your country. For this conference, you would have to apply for Business Visa. To facilitate this, you must request for an invitation/support letter from IITA through Suzan Katebalirwe, IITA Southern Africa Regional Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, OR from Mr Mwanza Zulu, IITA-Zambia Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com, with the subject line “Request visa support and invitation letters for 2016 Grain Legume and Cowpea Conference“.
The easiest and most convenient way is to apply for a visa online through the Zambia Immigration Department’s E-Visa Application System. Conference participants coming from countries with no Zambian diplomatic representation are especially encouraged to use this online visa application system. Do remember that if your online visa is approved, you are required to enter Zambia within 90 days from the date of approval of your visa application. This date will be clearly specified in the Visa Authorization Letter that will be emailed to the email address that you specified in the Online Visa Application Form. Please note that the review and approval of your online visa application may take 5-10 working days.
As immigration procedures and requirements may change, you are encouraged to visit the Zambian Immigration Department Web site from time to time to keep yourself updated.
Who needs an entry Visa to Zambia
According to the Zambia Immigration Department official Web site, nationals from the following countries DO NOT REQUIRE VISA to enter Zambia:
|2||Antigua and Bermuda||34||Montserrat|
|3||Australian Antarctic Territory||35||Mozambique|
|9||British Antarctic Territory||41||Romania|
|10||British Indian Ocean Territory||42||Ross Dependency|
|11||British Virgin Islands||43||St. Helena|
|12||Cayman Islands||44||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|13||Channel Islands||45||St. Lucia|
|14||Cyprus||46||St. Vincent and Grenadines|
|17||Falkland Islands Dependencies||49||Seychelles|
|23||Isle of Man||55||Tokelau|
|25||Kenya||57||Trinidad and Tobago|
|27||Lesotho||59||Turks and Caicos Island|
British/UK passport holders need a visa to enter Zambia. You can get a visa from the Zambian High Commission in London before you travel. Single and double entry visit visas are available at all ports of entry, but multi-entry visas are not.
For US passport holders, a passport and visa are required to enter Zambia. The passport must be valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Zambia and have at least two blank pages. A single-entry visa may be obtained at a port of entry for $50 and is valid for only ninety days
If your country is not listed above, then you need to apply for a Zambia entry visa. NOTE that nationals of Commonwealth countries do not require visas to enter Zambia. HOWEVER, nationals of Australia, Britain, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra-Leone, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka NEED VISAS based on a reciprocity agreement between Zambia and these countries.