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APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT

This Permit confers permanent residence to the holder  and is issued to:

  • Persons who have been ordinarily and lawfully residents in Zambia; Parents, wife, minor children and grandchildren of Residence permit and Zambians
  • Holders of Employment  or Investor’s Permits for at Least 10 and 3 years respectively.

Required Documents

  • Complete Application Form (Form 4) in duplicate
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant.
  • Documentary evidence of divorce or legal separation (if applicable).
  • Two testimonials as to character from persons of standing who have known the applicant for a minimum period of three (3) years (reference letters).
  • Full details of business should be submitted.
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s valid passport.
  • Covering letter to Director General of immigration
  • Submission of documentary evidence in support of continuous stay in Zambia from 1963.  Documents should be in the form of electricity bills, water bills, pay slips, birth records, school reports/certificates, Radio/TV Licenses, Income Tax receipts; etc.
  • Certified copy of Aliens/Commonwealth Registration card
RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Issuance K4, 000.00
Renewal —————
Duplicate K4, 000.00
Variation K3, 000.00
Addition of a new business/name,
Change of Occupation/Nationality/ Name K1, 000.00
Addition of names of spouse or children
RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR GOVERNMENT AND QUASI GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION
Issuance K1,500.00
Renewal —————
Duplicate K1, 500.00
Variation K1, 000.00
Change of occupation/Employer K500.00
Change of Nationality/Name/ Inclusion of names of children
RESIDENCE PERMIT FEES FOR RELIGIOUS, NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND NON PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATIONS
Issuance K1, 500.00
Renewal —————–
Duplicate K1, 500.00
Variation —————–


( or Parents, wives, minor children and grandchildren of Residence permit holders and Zambians)

  • documentary evidence of financial support (financially dependent applicants)
  • Completion of application form (Form 4) for adults and (Form 5) for children aged between 7-15 years old.
  • Two recent certified passport size photographs;
  • Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (if married).
  • Photocopies of previous and current passport;
  • Supporting letter from the parents/guardian/spouse;
  • Certified copy of Aliens/Commonwealth Registration card.
  • Covering letter to Director General of immigration
  • Proof of relationship (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate)
  • Payment of a prescribed fee

(for Holders of Employment Permits for at Least 10 years)

  • Application form (Form 4) ;
  • Two recent passport size photographs;
  • Original employment permit;
  • Certified copy of Aliens/Commonwealth Registration cards
  • Two reference letters
  • Covering letter to Director General of immigration
  • Documentary proof of professional or other qualifications.
  • a contract of employment if offered employment in Zambia) must be submitted
  • Payment of a prescribed fee

(for holders of Investor’s Permit for more than 3 years)

  • Application form (Form 4) ;
  • Two recent passport size photographs;
  • Original Investors permit;
  • Inspection report from the nearest Immigration Office;
  • Current bank Statement and Audit report from the ZICA; affiliated audit firm
  • Certified copy of Aliens/Commonwealth  Registration card.
  • Tax receipts
  • Payment of a prescribed fee

Variation of Residence Permit (Change of Employer)

  • Complete (Form 9)
  • Original Permit
  • submission of professional certificates
  • letter of release from previous employer
  • letter of offer from the prospective employer
  • Payment of a prescribed fee

Variation of Residence Permit (Inclusion of a new business and change of company)

  • Complete (Form 9)
  • submission of certificate of incorporation,
  • list of Directors and original entry permit.
  • Latest Bank Statement
  • Payment of a prescribed fee
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS
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Application for a residence permit for a person aged sixteen years and above (section 20 of the immigration and deportation act, 2010) Form 4
Application for a residence permit (for applicants aged seven to fifteen, inclusive) Form 5
Application to change temporary residence status ( ) conditions Of temporary residence permit ( ) (section 27(7) of the immigration and deportation act, 2010) Form 9