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PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR A VISITING PERMIT

The Visiting Permit is issued to foreign / private visitors who intend to ordinarily visit Zambia for a period exceeding ninety days.  The current regulation is that ordinary visitors are entitled to an accumulative ninety (90) days visit within one’s calendar year. After the expiry of the initial free ninety days, if such a person wants to stay longer,  they can apply for a visiting permit for a fee which will be valid for an additional ninety day period.  Visitors should note that an application for a visiting permit must be done thirty (30) days before the expiry of the initial ninety days.

Application Steps

  • Complete application form (form 5)
  • Obtain two recent passport size photographs

Gather of supporting documentation including:

  • Certified photocopies of passport
  • Bank guarantee/return air ticket
  • Letter from the host

APPLYING FOR EXTENSION OF VISITORS PERMIT
Requirements

  • Covering letters from host
  • Original Permit
  • Payment of prescribes fee
  • Complete application form (form 11)

FEES FOR VISTING PERMIT

Visiting permit fees vary depending on the goal of the person applying:

Issuance K1,000.00
Renewal K1,500.00
Duplicate K1,000.00
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS
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Application for a residence permit (for applicants aged seven to fifteen, inclusive) Form 5
APPLICATION TO EXTEND THE PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF A VISA OR PERMIT (Section 21(9) of the Immigration and Deportation Act, 2010) Form 11
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