If you have never been to Zambia, you must add it to your bucket list. It is a stunning country where you can live amazing experiences. A micro flight over the Devil’s Pool is not for the faint of heart, but the view is spectacular. Victoria Falls in something you cannot miss, and if wildlife is what attracts you, then natural parks will leave you in awe. That, among many other things, will make you fall in love with Zambia at first sight.
Getting to Zambia, on the other hand, requires a visa, so make sure that you take care of that when you are planning your trip. Fortunately, you may be eligible for a Zambia evisa, an electronic visa that you can acquire using the online services provided by iVisa.
Can everyone apply?
The answer is almost everyone. To see if you qualify for a Zambia evisa you must access the iVisa website and use the Visa Checker. You insert your nationality, Zambia as a destination, and you will find out instantly if you can apply or not. US citizens, for example, are eligible and can get their evisa in one business day.
How to apply for a Zambia evisa?
The process cannot be simpler. The online form will take you about 20 minutes to fill in, and if you need any help with it, you can use the 24/7 support service. However, looking at how easy the application is, that is unlikely to happen.
The form will require you to fill in your personal information at first. That should be easy, and you will not spend more than a couple of minutes doing it. You will also be required to choose a processing time. Keep in mind that the processing time you select will determine the cost of your visa, so explore all your options. You can choose Standard, Rush, and Super Rush. The Standard is the slowest process, and it is the cheapest, while the Super Rush is the fastest and most expensive. The Rush processing time is somewhere in between.
How much does it cost?
The document itself is free. However, you will be charged a service fee by iVisa. After all, you need to pay for the provided services. The service fee depends on what processing time you choose. You will need to pay 20$, 60$, and 80$ respectively (for each processing option.)However, keep in mind that what you will receive is an approval letter. The visa itself will be given to you by the immigration office when you land in Zambia. You must pay a fee there as well, but that depends on the country of origin. The fees are not the same for everyone.
As for means of payment, iVisa included Paypal as an option, which is very convenient for some people. You can use your credit or debit card, but if you have a Paypal account, you can use that as well.
The approval letter will arrive via email, and you need to print it out before you go. You need it as proof of payment. Also, remember that the Zambia evisa is valid only at three airports in Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Harry MwaangaNkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, and Simon MwansaKapwepwe International Airport in Ndola. If you use another point of entry, you need to go to the Zambian embassy to get your tourist visa.