Get your E-Visa in 2 Easy Steps

The Zambia Department of Immigration was established to effectively and efficiently facilitate the entry and exit of visitors and immigrants in and out of the country.

Delegates are invited to apply for their visas online through the interactive and user-friendly E-Visa portal on

About The Zambian E-Visa

An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Zambia.

It is an alternative to visas issued at Zambia missions and at the ports of entry. The link to download your e-Visa authorization (approval) letter is given in the final step where you will be informed that your application has been completed successfully. In addition, the same link to download your e-Visa authorization (approval) letter will be emailed to you. Immigration Officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system. However, you are advised to keep your e-Visa authorization (approval) letter with you either as a soft copy (tablet PC, smart phone, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure on their system.

Upon arrival at the Port of Enter, you are expected to present your passport, visa approval letter and then pay the visa fee to an Immigration Officer to have your visa sticker affixed in your passport. Payments for the e-Visa can be made either by cash or using a credit or debit card using our Point of Sale System at the following International Airports: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka; Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone; and Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport- Ndola.

As is the case with all visas, Zambian officials at the ports of entry reserve the right to deny entry into Zambia to a holder of an e-Visa authorization (approval) letter without any explanation.


About The EDBI Conference

The Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) The EDBI Conference is a peer-to-peer learning event requested by African countries and supported by the World Bank Group, to facilitate knowledge sharing on Doing Business reforms.

The 2017 EDBI Conference will be hosted by the Government of Zambia and is scheduled to take place between May 15th and May 19th 2017 at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia.

The theme for the 2017 conference is "Business Reforms for Industrialization, Value Addition and Job Creation".