Getting a visa upon arrival
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 11:36 AM Last Post By: nathalie2
Aug 20, 2012 3:01 PM
Getting a visa upon arrivalI will be arriving in Zambia in December and hope to obtain my visa at the airport. I have been advised to use a visa service since getting a visa at the airport can be difficult. Is this true? Has anyone arrived for a short visit and had trouble getting a visa upon arrival? Thanks.
Aug 20, 2012 5:54 PM
Aug 21, 2012 7:05 AM
2I think the OP is from Canada. As far as I am aware, Canadians can get their visas on arrival, like most people.
OP - Who has been giving you this advice?
Aug 21, 2012 8:01 AM
3Complete rubbish, this is simply a ruse to get their sticky fingers into your wallet!!
AS a Canadian, (and many others), visa is obtainable on arrival, fill in simple form, hand over $50US cash ($80 if a double is wanted) in newish notes, no damage or marks, passport stamped, job done.
If you want to save a little time, download the visa form from the Zambian embassy site in Canada (or any other for that matter, if its working, often isn't!) Sometimes they don't even bother with the form, its a money collection exercise basically, it couldn't be simpler!
Aug 21, 2012 8:22 PM
4Thanks for the replies. I have both Canadian and US passports, but my husband has only Canadian. I have heard only the warnings about not taking any chances and getting the visa in advance, so your information is very useful. I am an experienced traveler but southern Africa is new to me. I just didn't want to miss connecting flights because I was too cheap to pay for a Visa service.
Aug 22, 2012 7:30 AM
Sep 2, 2012 11:36 AM
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