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Zambian visa

Postby kempy4487 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:09 am

Hi!
I'm doing the Zambia volunteer and safari, and after reading up on everything, I'm still unsure on whether I require a business or tourist visa because of the volunteer work as some sites sqy you need the business one???
I'm British and quite confused on the matter!

Thanks
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby rockon210 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:38 am

Hello!
I am doing the same tour as you in July.
I had the same questions like you with the visa.
In the trip details it says you need a Business Visa.
I emailed with G Adventures office and they said, because it is only 5 days volunteering, i only need a normal tourist visa.
It is very confusing.
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby kempy4487 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Thanks!
It is very confusing because when I emailed i was told they'd never heard of anyone needing a business visa, but this site even says so!
So it's definitely a tourist visa then?
Also, did you receive anything from G Adventures to use as a letter to get the visa?
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby rockon210 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:38 pm

I also didn't get any kind of letter of the visa, because it is only necessary for business visa.
Therefore I think we will go with the tourist visa.
Be careful:
When uploading your criminal background check, you will need to upload the background check
twice.
First in the box for criminal background check and second in the box for letter of reference.
You can't leave the box empty.

When are you going??

Andrea
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby kempy4487 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:58 pm

I'm going in August.
So with the criminal background check does it have to be an electronic copy then? Or can paper one be posted?
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby rockon210 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:10 am

I have uploaded a scanned paper copy and it worked fine.
I think it doesn't matter.
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby kempy4487 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks a lot for all your help!
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby sazzle81 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Hey...

To those that have already done the zambia volunteer and safari; how was it? I'm going over the Christmas period and would love some info or advise please? :)
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Re: Zambian visa

Postby calypso » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:16 am

Hi, You've probably already travelled but I thought I'd post anyway. I'm doing the Zambian lion volunteering for one week in October of this year. I was told I would need a business visa and was sent a letter to show immigration so it should be easy enough to get one. My problem is that I will be travelling in that area for a while and so want a multi entry visa which it seems you cant get at the border. I therefor want to get one in advance of departing Australia but I cant seem to find out any info on where or how to get one! (all info seems to be about getting them in the USA)

Also interested in any tips previous volunteers have
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