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									CIRCULAR NO. 16/2005


26th September 2005


To:    All Regional Immigration Officers
       All Immigration Officers in-charge
       All Immigration Officers – Headquarters
       All Missions Abroad

RE:    REVISED VISA REQUIREMENTS

This circular supercedes all other Visa circulars issued in the past.

A visa is an endorsement on a visa form or in a valid passport of a foreigner
granting such person authority to enter Zambia within a specific period upon
examination by an Immigration officer at the port of entry.

An Immigration Officer at the port of entry shall determine the period of stay in
Zambia. The validity of the visa is NOT the period, which the holder is entitled
to remain in the country but a period within which the holder has to enter
Zambia.

The following visa procedures will therefore apply: -

1.     ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMATS AND UNITED
       NATIONS PERSONNEL ACCREDITED TO ZAMBIA.

1.1    Official or Gratis Visas could be obtained at Zambian Missions abroad or
       at ports of entry on presentation of letters of accreditation.
1.2    Persons in category 1.1 above who are not accredited to Zambian may get
       visas at Missions abroad or at ports of entry on presentation of
       official/diplomatic passports.
2.    DELEGATES COMING TO ZAMBIA ON CONFIRMED
      GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

2.1   Delegates from International Organizations coming to Zambia should
      obtain Entry Visas at Zambian Missions Abroad or ports of entry
      provided they produce official invitation letters.

2.2   Persons under paragraph 2.1 above include delegates from countries
      listed at paragraph 4 provided they have confirmed letters of invitation
      from relevant Ministries, Departments or International Organizations
      represented in Zambia.

3.    TOURISTS TO ZAMBIA
3.1   A bonafide tourist is any person traveling to Zambia as an individual or
      group of persons on a pre-arranged package tour through a foreign tour
      operator or travel agent in conjunction with a local tour operator. Tour
      operators include hotels registered in Zambia as such.

3.2   All bonafide tourists shall be issued with visas at any port of entry to
      Zambia or at Zambian Missions abroad EXCEPT for those at paragraph 4,
      who require visas authorized by the Chief Immigration Officer or the
      stipulated Zambian Mission abroad.

3.3   Any bonafide tourist traveling to Zambia as an individual or in a group
      on a pre-arranged package tour through a foreign tour operator or travel
      agent in conjunction with a local operator shall be issued with a FEE
      WAIVED VISA at any port of entry to Zambia.

3.4   Any person qualifying as a bonafide tourist under paragraph 3.3 above
      shall be issued with a multiple entry visa at any port of entry and such a
      visa shall be valid for the duration of the visit, which shall not exceed a
      period of fourteen (14) days.

3.5   The duly signed notice of tourists intending to come to Zambia on fee
      waived visa should be furnished to the officers at the port of entry at least
      twenty –four (24) hours prior to their arrival. The notice should include
      the following details: Passport particulars (full names, passport numbers
      and nationality), expected date of arrival and itinerary.

3.6   PRIVATE VISITORS
      Nationals of countries, which require visas to enter Zambia for the
      purpose of visiting friends or relatives, should be issued with visas at


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       Zambian Missions abroad or ports of entry. Those nationals who may
       wish to obtain such visas well in advance should apply for them to the
       Chief Immigration Officer – P. O Box 50300, LUSAKA-ZAMBIA, and
       zambiavisa@zamnet.zm.

3.7    BUSINESS VISITORS
       Nationals of countries, which require visas, coming as experts on business
       with organizations in Zambia could be issued with entry visas at ports of
       entry EXCEPT for those from countries listed under paragraph 4 below.
       A Business visitor should produce an invitation letter from the institution,
       which invited him/her. A Business visitor is entitled to a period of thirty
       (30) days’ visit in a period of twelve (12) months.

3.8    TRANSIT VISITORS
       Nationals of countries who require transit visas could obtain them at
       Zambian Missions abroad or ports of entry except for those from countries
       listed at 4 below. A transit visa shall be valid for a maximum period of
       seven (7) days.

3.9    DAY TRIPPERS
       Day-tripper visas shall be issued at ports of entry to tourists coming to
       visit Zambia for a period of less than twenty-four (24) hours.

4.     REFERRED VISAS
       Nationals of the following countries coming to Zambia as
       Private/Business visitors or in transit shall apply for visas to the Chief
       Immigration Officer or the following Zambian Missions Abroad:-

       -      London (U.K)
       -      Pretoria (South Africa)
       -      Lubumbashi (DRC)
       -      New Delhi (India)
       -      Beijing (China)

i      -      AFGHNISTAN                  xxx. -         LIBERIA
ii.    -      ARMENIA                     xxxi. -        LIBYA
iii.   -      AZERBAYAN                   xxxii. -       MALI
iv.    -      BANGLADESH                  xxxiii. -      MAURITANIA
v.     -      BELARUS                     xxxiv. -       MOLDOVA
iii.   -      BENIN                       xxxv. -        MORROCCO
iv.    -      BURKINA FASO                xxxvi. -       NIGER
v.     -      CAMEROON                    xxxvii. -      NIGERIA
vi.    -      CENTRAL AFRICA REP.         xxxviii.-      OMAN


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vii.    -     COMOROS                    xxxix.    -    PAKISTAN
viii. -       CHAD                       xl.       -    PAPA NEW GUINEA
ix.     -     CHINA                      xli.      -    RUSSIA
x.      -     EGYPT                      xlii.     -    SAUDI ARABIA
xi.     -     EQUATORIAL GUINEA          xliii.    -    SENEGAL
xii.    -     GABON                      xliv.     -    SIERRA LEONE
xiii    -     GAMBIA                     xlv.      -    SRI-LANKA
xiv. -        GEORGIA                    xlvi.     -    SOMALI
xv.     -     GHANA                      xlvii.    -    SUDAN
xvi     -     GREECE                     xlviii.   -    SYRIA
xvii -        GUINEA BISSAU              xlix.     -    TAJIKISTAN
xviii. -      GUINEA CONAKRY             xlx.      -    TUNISIA
xix. -        HONG KONG                  xlxi.     -    TURKEY
xx.     -     INDIA                      xlxii.    -    UKRAINE
xxi     -     INDONESIA                  xlxiii.   -   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
xxii -        IRAN                       xlxiv     -    UZBEKISTAN
xxiii -       IRAQ                       xlxv.     -    YEMEN
xxiv. -       IVORY COAST                               ISRAEL
xxv. -        JORDAN
xxvi -        KAZAKHSTAN
xxvii. -      KOREA NORTH
xxviii. -     KUWAIT
xxix. -       LEBANON


However, nationals from these countries who come to Zambia on confirmed
Government business could obtain their entry visas at Zambian Missions Abroad
or ports of entry as at paragraph 2.1 above upon production of official invitation
letters.


5.      COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE VISAS TO
        ENTER ZAMBIA

        (a)   Nationals of all Commonwealth countries do not require visas to
              enter Zambia except for the following countries that need visas on
              a reciprocal basis: -
              (i)    Australia
              (ii)   Britain
              (iii) Canada
              (iv) Gambia
              (v)    Ghana
              (vi) India


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            (vii)    New-Zealand
            (viii)   Nigeria
            (ix)     Sri-Lanka
            (x)      Sierra-Leone
            (xi)     Pakistan
            (xii)    Papa New Guinea

NOTE:       See list of Commonwealth countries whose nationals do not require
            visas to enter Zambia at Appendix A.

      (b)   Nationals of Ireland, Romania and Yugoslavia, which have signed
            Visa abolition agreements with Zambia.

6.    OTHER PERSONS WHO MAY OBTAIN VISAS AT PORTS OF ENTRY
      OR MISSIONS ABROAD.

      Nationals of the following COMESA and SADC countries can obtain entry
      visas at the ports of entry or Zambian Missions abroad.

1.    Angola
II    Burundi
III   Democratic Republic of Congo
IV    Djibouti
V     Eritrea
VI    Ethiopia
VII   Madagascar
VII   Rwanda

7.    AMERICAN VISA REQUIREMENTS

      (a)   Diplomatic personnel and government officials from U.S.A. shall be
            issued with multiple entry visas valid for three (3) years at
            Zambian Missions abroad or ports of entry.
      (b)   American tourists and business travelers shall be issued with
            multiple entry visas valid for three (3) years at a fee of US$100 at
            Zambian Missions Abroad or ports of entry.
      (c)   American students shall be issued with multiple entry visas for the
            whole period of their studies in Zambia on production of letters of
            acceptance from Institutions of learning in Zambia.
      (d)   Americans traveling to Zambia to take up employment shall be
            issued with multiple entry visas valid for three (3) years at
            Zambian Missions Abroad or ports of entry.



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      (e)   The spouse and children of an American employee shall pay
          US$100Visa fee each valid for three (3) years.
      (f)   American nationals working for Non-Governmental or Non-Profit-
            Making Organisations shall pay entry fees of US100. Their spouses
            and children shall pay US$100 each.

8.    GRATIS VISAS
      Gratis Visas shall be issued to the following categories of persons at
      Zambian Missions abroad and ports of entry: -
      (a)    Diplomats accredited to Zambia.
      (b)    Diplomats coming to Zambia on official business
      (c)    Holders of official passports coming on confirmed government
             business.
      (d)    United Nations personnel accredited to Zambia.

9.    RE-ENTRY VISAS
      (a)  Private and Business visitors wishing to visit neighbouring
           countries for a short period shall be issued with re-entry visas valid
           for a maximum period of seven (7) days at Internal Immigration
           offices or some authorized border posts before departure from
           Zambia.
      (b)  Holders of Employment, Self-employment and Entry Permits shall
           be issued with re-entry visas valid for a maximum period of ninety
           (90) days at internal offices. However, British nationals resident in
           Zambia holding Entry Permits are on reciprocal basis exempted
           from re-entry visa requirements.
      (c)  Students whose parents hold Employment Permits and require
           visas to enter Zambia shall be issued with re-entry visas valid for a
           maximum period of one hundred and eight (180) days at internal
           offices.

10.   TYPES OF VISAS
      -    Single Entry
      -    Double Entry
      -    Multiple Entry
      -    Transit
      -    Double Transit
      -    Re-entry
      -    Gratis
      -    Day Tripper

11.   VISA FEES
      The following Visa fees shall apply:-


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      (A)   BRITISH NATIONALS
            -    Single Entry visa          -      ₤35 or US$60 at port of entry
                                            -       ₤33 in London
            -      Double/Multiple Entry visa        -      ₤45 or US$75
            -      Transit visa                      -      ₤35 or US$60
            -      Re-entry visas                    -      K5, 000.00 (ZKW)
            -      Day Tripper                       -      US$10

      (b)   GHANAIANS
            Single               )            ₤30 or dollar Equivalent
            Double               )            ₤30
            Multiple             )            ₤30

      (c)   NIGERIANS
            Single               )
            Double               )            ₤17 or dollar Equivalent
            Multiple             )

      (d)   ANGOLANS
            Single               )            US$50
            Double               )            US$80
            Multiple             )            US$80

      (e)   RWANDA
            Single               )
            Double               )            US$65
            Multiple             )

            CANADA
      (g)   Single               )
            Double               )            US$55
            Multiple             )



NOTES:
(a) Double and Multiple Entry Visas shall be issued at Immigration
    Headquarters and Zambian Missions Abroad except as stipulated in
    paragraph 4. above.

(b)   Applications for Visas shall be accompanied with two (2) passport size
      photographs, a letter of invitation from the host in Zambia, proof of
      Immigration Status in Zambia of the host, Photostat copy of the return air


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      ticket to the country of origin where applicable and proof of sufficient
      funds for sustenance while in the country.

(c)   Visa fees unless authorized by Immigration Headquarters, shall be paid in
      United States dollars and British pounds sterling only.


N.M. Mutiti (Mrs.)
CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER

cc.   The Permanent Secretary
      Ministry of Home Affairs
      LUSAKA

cc.   The Permanent Secretary
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      LUSAKA

cc.   The Permanent Secretary
      Ministry of Tourism
      LUSAKA

cc.   The Chief Executive
      ZNTB
      LUSAKA

cc.   The Director
      Investment Centre
      LUSAKA

cc.   IMHQ/101/15/1




FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:




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The Chief Immigration Officer
Immigration Headquarters
Kent Building
Haile Sellassie Road
P O BOX 50300
LUSAKA

Tel:   254393; 252659; 252831; 251725
Fax:   251725

E-mail: Immighq@zamnet.zm




APPENDIX “A”

COMMONWEALTH AND ABOLISHED VISAS


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ANTIGUA AND BARUDA    ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
BAHAMAS               ST. LUCIA
BELIZE                ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES
BOTSWANA              SAMOA
BRUNEI                SEYCHELLES
CYPRUS                SINGAPOLE
DOMINICA              SOLOMON ISLANDS
FIJI ISLANDS          SOUTH AFRICA
GRENADA               SWAZILAND
IRELAND               TANZANIA
JAMAICA               TONGA
KENYA                 TROMODAD AMD TOBAGO
KIRIBATI              TUVALU
LESOTHO               UGANDA
MALAWI                VUANATU
MALAYSIA              YUGOSLAVIA
MALDIVES              ZIMBABWE
MALTA                 MOZAMBIQUE
MAURITIUS
NAMIBIA
NAURU
ROMANIA




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APPENDIX “B”

VISAS ISSUED AT PORTS OF ENTRY AND MISSIONS ABROAD

ALBANIA                      FINLAND
ANDORRA                      FRANCE
ANGOLA                       GERMAN
AUSTRALIA                    GUATEMALA
AUSTRIA                      HAITI
BELGIUM                      HERZEGOVINA
BOLIVIA                      HONDURAS
BRAZIL                       ICELAND
BRUNEL
BULGARIA                     ITALY
BURUNDI                      JAPAN
CANADA                       SOUTH KOREA
CAMBODIA                     LAOS
CHILE                        LATIVA
COLOMBIA                     LIECHTENSTEIN
CONGO DR.                    LITHUANIA
CONGO BRAZAVILLE             LUXEBOURG
COOK ISLANDS                 MADAGASCAR
COSTARICA                    MONACO
CROATIA                      MONGOLIA
CUBA                         MEXICO
CZEH REPUBLIC                DENMARK
     NAURU
DJIBOUTI                     PARAGUAY
ECUADOR                      PERU
ERITREA                      PHILIPINES
ESTONIA                      POLAND
BURMA (MYAMAR)               PUERTO RICO
ETHIOPIA                     PORTUGAL
GUYANA                       RWANDA
NEPAL                        SPAIN
NETHERLANDS                  SWEDEN
NICARAGUA                    TAIWAN
NORWAY                       THAILAND
PANAMA                       VIETNAM




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