Visa Application

Application forms can be submitted to the Zambia High Commission or by post, Postal Applications: Mail complete application to:

Zambia High Commission
2 Palace Gate Kensington
London W8 5NG

Applicants who wish to have their passports mailed to them after processing should include a pre-paid self-addressed special delivery or recorded envelope.

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Zambia immigration department now offers a e-service platform that allows you to apply for visas and various immigration permits for Zambia. Please read the application guidelines provided on their website before applying.

>>  Visit Zambia immigration and visa permits page


Business Visa

Clients travelling on business, church business, Government travel Diplomatic and Official, Seminar, Volunteer and Study-related trips should submit their applications with an official covering letter specifying in brief detail the nature of their intended transactions in Zambia from their sponsor or prospective employers. Attach a copy of flight itinerary and/or return airline ticket.

Tourist Visa

Clients travelling on Tourist Visas need to attach copies of their flight itinerary or a copy of ticket. If available, include a copy of Tour Itinerary/Package.

Visitors Visa

Clients travelling on Visitors Visas should include a Letter of Invitation and immigration status of their host in Zambia, copy of National registration Card/ passport or an Immigration Permit if the host is non-Zambian and a copy of the flight itinerary or ticket. The Invitation letter should include the following:

  • Hosts name, phone and address;
  • Applicants name;
  • Length of stay in Zambia; and
  • Purpose of visit


  • All tourists and ordinary visitors are entitled to ninety (90) days visit in any given period of twelve (12) months from the date of entry into Zambia.
  • A Business Visitor is entitled to thirty (30) days visit in any given period of twelve (12) months.


Children under the age of sixteen do not need visas to enter Zambia except for British nationals and Congolese nationals.

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Nationals who fall under this category but hold Travel Documents (convention of 28 July 1951) do not need visas to enter Zambia.
Note: Please allow 3-5 business days for processing

Angola Mauritius
Anguilla Montenegro
Antigua and Bermuda Montserrat
Australian Antarctic Territory Mozambique
Bahamas Namibia
Barbados Nauru
Belize Niue
Bermuda Norfolk Island
Botswana Pitcairn Islands
British Antarctic Territory Romania
British Indian Ocean Territory Ross Dependency
British Virgin Islands St. Helena
Cayman Islands St. Kitts and Nevis
Channel Islands St. Lucia
Cyprus St. Vincent and Grenadines
Dominica Samoa
Falkland Islands Serbia
Falkland Islands Dependencies Seychelles
Fiji Islands Singapore
Gilbraltar Solomon Islands
Grenada South Africa
Ireland Swaziland
Isle of Man Tanzania
Jamaica Tokelau
Kenya Tonga
Kiribati Trinidad and Tobago
Lesotho Tuvalu
Malawi Turks and Caicos Island
Malaysia Uganda
Maldives Vanuatu
Malta Western Samoa
Marshall Islands Zimbabwe

Nationals who require visas prior to travelNote: Please allow 5-21 working days for processing 

Nationals required to apply for visas prior to travel
Afghanistan Gambia Nepal Syria
Algeria Guinea Conakry Niger Tajikistan
Armenia India Nigeria Timor- Leste (East Timor)
Azerbaijan Indonesia Oman Togo
Bangladesh Iran Pakistan Tunisia
Benin Iraq Palestine Turkmenistan
Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Papa New Guinea Uzbekistan
Cameroon Jordan Qatar Yemen
Central Africa Republic Kuwait Saudi Arabia Somalia
Chad Kyrgyzstan Senegal South Sudan
China Lebanon Sierra Leone Sudan
Egypt Libya Sri-Lanka Mauritania
Ethiopia Mali Gabon Morocco
Equatorial Guinea      

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Note: Please allow 3-5 business days for processing

Aaland Islands Greenland Slovakia
Albania Guadeloupe Slovenia
American Samoa Guam South Georgia And The South
Andorra Guatemala Spain
Argentina Guyana Suriname
Aruba Haiti Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Australia Heard And Mc Donald Islands Sweden
Austria Honduras Switzerland
Belarus Hungary Thailand
Belgium Iceland Turkey
Bhutan Israel Ukraine
Bolivia Italy United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina Japan United Kingdom (UK)
Bouvet Island Kazakhstan United States Minor Outlying
Brazil Korea, Republic of (South Korea) United States of America
Brunei Darussalam Lao People’s Democratic Republic Uruguay
Bulgaria Latvia Islands
Burundi Liechtenstein Vatican City State
Cambodia Lithuania Venezuela
Canada Luxembourg Vietnam
Cape Verde Macedonia Virgin Islands
Chile Madagascar Wallis and Futuna Islands
Christmas Island Martinique Western Sahara
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Mayotte Peru
Colombia Mexico Poland
Comoros Micronesia, Federated States Of Portugal
Congo, Democratic Republic of Moldova, Republic of Puerto Rico
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) Monaco Russia
Cook Islands Mongolia Rwanda
Costa Rica Myanmar(Burma) Saint Pierre And Miquelon
Croatia Netherlands Sandwich Islands
Cuba Netherlands Antilles San Marino
Czech Republic New Caledonia Saotome and Principe
Denmark New Zealand French Guiana
Djibouti Nicaragua French Polynesia
Dominican Republic Northern Mariana Islands French Southern Territories
Ecuador Norway Georgia
El Salvador Palau Germany
Eritrea Panama Ghana
Estonia Paraguay Greece
Faroe Islands Finland France

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USA passport holders: 3 years from date of issue for 

All other Nationals: 3 months from date of issue


Postal Applications:

Download the form here, then mail the completed application to:

Zambia High Commission
2 Palace Gate
W8 5NG

Visa Applications can be made by post or by appointment at the mission.

Applicants who wish to have their passports mailed to them after processing should include a pre-paid self-addressed special delivery or recorded envelope.

Note: Applicants may be required to come for an interview.


Online Applications:

Via the Zambia Immigration and Visa’s e-services site:

Please note: This website is not managed by the Zambian High Commission in London if you experience any issues you can either try at another time or apply using the postal service details above.


£20.00 Single Entry/Transit

£35.00 Double Entry Visa

£60.00 Multiple Entry

Note: Visa fee is non-refundable


Applicants are required to deposit money in the following account:

Bank Name: Lloyds Bank
Account Number: 02135437
Sort Code: 30 94 65
Reference: Name of the applicant

A copy of the deposit slip should be submitted to the High Commission as proof of payment.

Card payment (All Major Credit and Debit Cards are accepted).

Postal Order or Bank Draft Cheque payable to The Zambia High Commission.

Cash, personal, company, or foreign cheques are not accepted.

Completing Application forms:

It is vital for all visa applicants to answer all questions on the visa application form and provide the necessary documentation.

Note: The mission is not obligated to inform the applicant if any of the requirements are not met. However, incomplete application packages will be placed in the pending box or returned to the applicant.

Visa office hours:


Lockdown Open Hours:

Open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-1pm every week by appointment.

For appointments call 07775278220 or email:


Before sending your application:

  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay in Zambia.
  • The passport must have a minimum of 2 blank pages.

Application forms must be completed in full and submitted along with the following:

  • Original passport
  • Photocopy of passport page containing personal details;
  • Two recent passport size photographs;
  • Return Air ticket or Confirmed ticket booking or itinerary.

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