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Living in Zambia - Information for American Residents
 

U.S. citizens living in Zambia have many of the same concerns and issues. We share information with those U.S. citizens who have enrolled in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler program in three main ways:

  • Messages for U.S. Citizens: Urgent messages sent via email or text messaging (SMS). See our Traveling in Zambia page for recent messages.
  • Voting: Please see our voting webpage on how to submit an absentee ballot.
  • Consular Communicator: The Consular Communicator is the quarterly newsletter from the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka and is designed to provide helpful information to the American community in Zambia.
  • Facebook: This is the general Facebook page of the US Embassy of Lusaka, Zambia. We encourage you to become a fan to follow the Embassy’s work.

Let us know about your skills that we could use in the case of an emergency. Complete the DS-5506 form and send it to us at ACSLusaka@state.gov.

Information Resources for American residents of Zambia:

  • Country Specific Information - Zambia: This is our general guidance for U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Zambia – including laws you may not be familiar with. Share this with family and friends who may be visiting you.
  • Local Medical Providers: This link provides an up-to-date list of local medical providers. The U.S. Embassy of Lusaka, Zambia assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by the firms or persons listed.
  • Local Attorneys: This link provides a list of local attorneys. The U.S. Embassy of Lusaka, Zambia assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by the firms or persons listed.
  • Federal Benefits Overseas: Department of State information for overseas citizens regarding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), Social Security, Medicare, etc.
  • Divorce in Zambia: Basic guidance on seeking a divorce in Zambia.
  • Zambian Immigration website
  • Controlled and Prohibited Substances in Zambia: Please review this list and note that diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl, is prohibited in Zambia.
  • Returning to the United States. See the U.S. Customs and Border Protection travel publications on such topics as traveling with a pet, reporting currency, and transporting household goods.
  • Consular Communicator: The Consular Communicator is the quarterly newsletter from the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka and is designed to provide helpful information to the American community in Zambia.