Business Visa Application Requirements for a Zambia Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs. The photographs must:

    • Have been taken within the last six months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Be printed on photo-paper
    • Be signed by the applicant on the back

  3. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Cover Letter. Visit http://cibtvisas.com/bcl-order to get started.

  4. Visa Application Form

    You must provide two fully completed copies of the visa application forms found in this kit. The application forms must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  5. Letter of Invitiation

    You must obtain a letter of invitation. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for obtaining the invitation. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be written on company letterhead
    • Include the full local address and phone number of the organization or person to be visited
    • Request the same validity of visa as in the Business Introduction Letter
    • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  7. CIBTvisas Order Form

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  8. Letter of Intent

    If you are traveling on church business, or for a seminar, as a volunteer, you must provide a cover letter specifying in brief detail the nature of your intended business transactions in Zambia and a copy of work permit from your authorizing sponsor or prospective employers (if applicable). 

  9. Expedited Travel Alert

    On Thursday’s CIBTvisas cannot submit visa applications for SAME DAY or NEXT DAY processing unless the traveler has proof of flight itinerary for the upcoming weekend. Applications are processed at the consulate's discretion.

  10. U.S. Embassy Registration (Recommended)

    The U.S. State Department recommends U.S. citizens register with the U.S. Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Feel more secure about your international travels by having CIBTvisas register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Registration notifies the U.S. Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

  11. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit http://cibtvisas.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Zambia Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs. The photographs must:

    • Have been taken within the last six months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Be printed on photo-paper
    • Be signed by the applicant on the back

  3. Visa Application Form

    You must provide two fully completed copies of the visa application forms found in this kit. The application forms must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  5. CIBTvisas Order Form

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  6. Vaccinations May Be Required

    All travelers may be asked present a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry in Zambia. CIBTvisas recommends that you obtain and carry proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination.

  7. Visa Upon Arrival

    It is possible to obtain your visa upon arrival.  Visa requirements and restrictions vary greatly when obtaining an on arrival visa.  The local immigration officials also hold the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason.  We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa prior to departure.  Should you choose to obtain your visa upon arrival, you will need to inquire with your airline if boarding is allowed without a visa.

  8. Letter of Intent

    If you are traveling on church business, or for a seminar, as a volunteer, you must provide a cover letter specifying in brief detail the nature of your intended business transactions in Zambia and a copy of work permit from your authorizing sponsor or prospective employers (if applicable). 

  9. Expedited Travel Alert

    On Thursday’s CIBTvisas cannot submit visa applications for SAME DAY or NEXT DAY processing unless the traveler has proof of flight itinerary for the upcoming weekend. Applications are processed at the consulate's discretion.

  10. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit http://cibtvisas.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

  11. U.S. Embassy Registration (Recommended)

    The U.S. State Department recommends U.S. citizens register with the U.S. Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Feel more secure about your international travels by having CIBTvisas register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Registration notifies the U.S. Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

Visa Pre-Check

Have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline?  CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays.  A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to confirm your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly.

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Concierge Service

Too busy to manage your visa request?  A CIBTvisas Concierge Specialist will manage the entire process from start to finish, providing the expertise necessary to ensure your request is approved as quickly as possible.  Experience the convenience & certainty of the Concierge Service, our highest level of one to one, customized service.  

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Digital Photo Service

Need a fast, easy and inexpensive way to get a photo you can use for your passport or visa application? Use your own camera in the comfort of your home or office. Simply click and then upload your photo to our website. We will take care of the rest ensuring your photo meets government and consular requirements.

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