Zambia Tourist Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay and must have at least two blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have Two blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport expires within 6 months of intended stay, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.


Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs, signed on the reverse.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.



Persons applying for a Visitor Visa (staying with friends or relatives) must include a signed letter of invitation from their hosts in Zambia, which should state the following:

Hosts names and address.
Applicants name
Length of stay in Zambia
Purpose of the visit

Photocopy of Host's NRC if Zambian, or entry work permit as the case may be.



Minors that are not traveling with parents or only one parent must submit:
A letter from the absent parent giving permission to travel or from both parents if parents are not traveling.
Copy of minor's birth certificate.
Application form needs to be signed by parents.



Complete and Sign Two Application Forms.


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Single Entry Tourist Visa - is valid for 3 years for a period of stay not to exceed a total of 90 days.
Double and Multiple Entry Tourist Visa - is valid for 3 years for a period of stay not to exceed a total of 90 days per year.



TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.005-7 Business Days
Rush$120.0024 Hours
Emergency$175.00Same Day Emergency Issue

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single $90.00 90 Days 3 Years 5-7 Business Days
Regular Double $120.00 90 Days Per Year 3 Years 5-7 Business Days
Regular Multiple $120.00 90 Days Per Year 3 Years 5-7 Business Days
Rush Single $145.00 90 Days 3 Years 24 Hours
Rush Double $175.00 90 Days Per Year 3 Years 24 Hours
Rush Multiple $175.00 90 Days Per Year 3 Years 24 Hours
Emergency Single $155.00 90 Days 3 Years Same Day/Next Day
Emergency Double $185.00 90 Days Per Year 3 Years Same Day/Next Day
Emergency Multiple $185.00 90 Days Per Year 3 Years Same Day/Next Day
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.
Note: Double and Multiple entries are issued at the Consultes discretion.

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.