Important visa information
The Russian Embassy in Lusaka is empowered to issue Russian visas (all types except transit visas) only to foreigners who hold a Zambian residence permit or who have been granted permission to stay in Zambia continuously over 90 days.
Citizens of the following countries must have permission to stay in Zambia for MORE THAN 90 DAYS to apply for a visa in Lusaka: Austria, Albania, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Venezuela, Haiti, Greece, Egypt, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Lesotho, Lybia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, UAE, Oman, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sierra-Leone, Finland, Germany, Croatia, Switzerland, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, SAR, Japan.
Citizens of the following countries must have a Zambian residence permit to apply for a visa in Lusaka: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ghana, Guyana, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, Sri Lanka, China, North Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Turkey, Chad, and Ethiopia.Russian visas are issued for specific dates of entry and departure. These dates, as well as the visa type and number of entries, are specified in the documents submitted for visa application. Foreigners are allowed to enter and are required to leave Russia within this specific timeframe.
All visa applications are processed within 4 – 20 working days.
In specific cases, the processing time may be reduced to 3-5 working days (for extra fee).
Accepting visa applications for expedited processing is solely at the discretion of the Consular Section and may be denied.
Visas are not issued on the day of application. Applicants for all types of visas are required to come to the Consular Section in person (unless otherwise authorized).
Please make sure that your passport has at least 2 empty pages. If your current Zambian visa is in the passport other than the one you submit with the visa application please provide the original of this passport.
Consular officers are authorized to request any additional documents relating to the trip beyond the standard list of required documents. Upon processing the application a visa may be denied without giving an explanation.
Visa fees are non-refundable.