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.


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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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 required to apply for visas prior to travel
AlgeriaGuinea ConakryNigerTajikistan
Timor- Leste (East Timor)
Burkina FasoIvory CoastPapa New GuineaUzbekistan
Central Africa RepublicKuwaitSaudi ArabiaSomalia
ChadKyrgyzstanSenegalSouth Sudan
ChinaLebanonSierra LeoneSudan
Equatorial Guinea

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Aaland IslandsGreenlandSlovakia
American SamoaGuam
South Georgia And The South
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
AustraliaHeard And Mc Donald IslandsSweden
BoliviaItalyUnited Arab Emirates
Bosnia and HerzegovinaJapanUnited Kingdom (UK)
Bouvet IslandKazakhstan
United States Minor Outlying
BrazilKorea, Republic of (South Korea)United States of America
Brunei DarussalamLao People’s Democratic RepublicUruguay
BurundiLiechtensteinVatican City State
Cape VerdeMacedoniaVirgin Islands
ChileMadagascarWallis and Futuna Islands
Christmas IslandMartiniqueWestern Sahara
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsMayottePeru
ComorosMicronesia, Federated States OfPortugal
Congo, Democratic Republic ofMoldova, Republic ofPuerto Rico
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)MonacoRussia
Cook IslandsMongoliaRwanda
Costa RicaMyanmar(Burma)Saint Pierre And Miquelon
CroatiaNetherlandsSandwich Islands
CubaNetherlands AntillesSan Marino
Czech RepublicNew CaledoniaSaotome and Principe
DenmarkNew ZealandFrench Guiana
DjiboutiNicaraguaFrench Polynesia
Dominican RepublicNorthern Mariana IslandsFrench Southern Territories
El SalvadorPalauGermany
Faroe IslandsFinlandFrance

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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