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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying for a Zambia Visiting Family visa in Washington DC

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 pages. 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 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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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.
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 case may be.

NATIONALS REQUIRING VISAS PRIOR TO TRAVEL - Nationals whose applications for visas require approval from the Director General of Immigration.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast Jordan, Korea North, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, PNG, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan,Timor Leste, Togo Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen.

Zambian entry visas for Nationals whose countries are listed above require special advance
clearance by the Zambian Authorities. Nationals from the countries above must apply for the visa through the Director General of
Immigration prior to their arrival into Zambia. The applicant must receive a letter of Approval prior to his/her
travel and present it to an Immigration Officer at a port of entry.

Applicants from the countries listed above are required to complete the following steps for e-Visa:
Visit the Official Website – or

The list of countries above is subject to change without prior notice.

Travel Document Systems is unable to assist in the visa process for nationals of the countries listed above.
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.


Double and Multiple entry visas are issued solely at the consulates discretion. The Consulate recommends receiving prior approval from Lusaka if you intend to apply for a long term Double or Multiple entry visa.
If your application for a Double or Multiple entry visa is not approved or if it is approved for a lesser period of time than requested, the Zambian Government will not refund the difference in the consular fee paid, therefore Travel Documents Systems cannot refund the difference.
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Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Zambia Visiting Family visa for Non-US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1010 Wisconsin Ave NW
STE #845
Washington, DC 20007

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications for a Zambia Visiting Family visa 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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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