Application Process
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Application Process

1. Visa applicants may apply at:  https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ Details are at Para 11 below. All concerned may kindly beware and note that this Mission’s official website is http://hcizambia.gov.in  and the universal online visa application URL of Government of India is https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/. High Commission does not accept online payments for Visa, Passport and Consular services.

2.The High Commission of India accepts visa applications including from Diplomatic/Official passport holders at the High Commission on working days between 0900 hrs to 1100 hrs.

3. Visa fee is payable in CASH at the High Commission. Facility for payment by credit card/debit card is not available.

4.Non-Zambian nationals, who are casual visitors and not normally resident in Zambia should apply for an Indian visa in the country of their residence or country of origin.

5. For Business visas, invitation letters from the relevant Indian company and the recommendation letter from the Zambia Company are required.

6.The validity of all visas is counted from the date of issue.

7. Your passport must have a minimum validity of six months and two blank pages at the time of submission of visa application.

8.The visa fee charged is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or the applicant withdrawing the application after submission or if the visa cannot be processed within the timeframe desired by applicants.

9.Any person seeking a visa to India for the purpose of entering into a surrogacy arrangement must ascertain beforehand whether the law of that country permits surrogacy and will provide appropriate travel documents to the child for accompanying the surrogate parents. Entering into surrogacy arrangement under any other visa not sought for surrogacy is punishable under the Indian law. For further details, please see the link http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/CS-GrntVISA-291112.pdf.

10.  For visa-related queries, kindly drop an email at cons.lusaka@mea.gov.in.

11.  Online Submission of Visa Application Form

  • Visa applicants may apply at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ and complete the application online after carefully going through the instructions listed on the web page.
  • Please take a print out of the duly filled online form and submit a signed copy directly at the High Commission.
  • Applications are to be submitted along with a recent passport-size colour photograph (size 2" x 2", white background), applicable visa fee and two clear pages in your passport. Take note of requirements of additional documentation for business or employment visas. All visa applications should be accompanied by copy of personal particular page of the passport and a copy of the EP/WP/NRC/SP.

In case of any difficulty and for clarifications regarding online submission of the visa application, please contact the Consular Officer at cons.lusaka@mea.gov.in

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