Nationalies listed below should apply for visa in Washington DC not New York.
ALL WEST AFRICAN PASSPORT HOLDERS AND COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW must obtain visa pre-approval explicitly
from Lusaka. A visa Pre-Approval must be obtained from The Chief Immigration Officer before submitting applications for visa to the Zambian Embassy.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Korea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, PNG, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE.
Procedure: Visas are only issued after a copy of all relevant documents have been sent to The Chief Immigration Officer in Lusaka by fax or email, documents should be sent no less than one month prior to your intended departure from the USA. Once you receive your visa pre-approval confirmation send a copy of the confirmation to TDS along with all other required documentation to apply for the visa stamp in your passport. Be prepared for a month or longer processing time to receive the visa pre-approval.
Fax: 260-211-251725 email
The list of countries above is subject to change without prior notice.