Employment Permit

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Zambia
About
Requirements
Cost of Living
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Talent Migration

About

Employment Permit is issued to foreigners who enter the country to take up employment for a period exceeding six (6) months and can be extended for a further period or periods to a maximum of 10 years from the date of its issue.

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Duration

12 months

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Citizenship

120 Month(s)

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Fees

500

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P. Residency

N/A

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Processing time

4-6 weeks

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COMPLEXITY

Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Employment Permit?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need a job offer/contract from an employer in Zambia.
  • You should be of good character.
  • You need proof of qualifications (academic, professional).
  • You need to pay visa fee.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Employment Permit?

13 Document Required

  • Covering letter from employer addressed to the Director.
  • General of Immigration.
  • Application for an Employment Permit (Form 23).
  • Employment contract/Letter of offer.
  • Police Clearance from country of residence.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Registration certificate from the relevant professional body in Zambia (where required).
  • Certified Copy of qualifications (academic, professional).
  • Copy of marriage and birth certificates (where available).
  • Certified copy of valid Passport particulars (bio data & last endorsement stamp for Zambia).
  • Certified certificate of share capital and list of Directors.
  • 2 recent passport size photographs.
  • Prescribed fee.

Talent Migration data for Zambia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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