Intercountry Adoption


Country Information


Republic of Zambia
Exercise normal precautions in Zambia.

Exercise normal precautions in Zambia. 

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Zambia:


Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?

U.S. Immigration Requirements

To bring an adopted child to the United States from Zambia, you must meet certain suitability and eligibility requirements.  USCIS determines who is suitable and eligible to adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States under U.S. immigration law.

Additionally, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IH-3 or IH-4 immigrant visa.


Last Updated: June 17, 2016

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Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Lusaka
Subdivision694/Stand 100 Kabulonga
Ibex Hill Road
Lusaka, Zambia
+(260) 211-357-000
+(260) 211-357-000 or +(260) 966-050-123
(+260) (0) 211-357-224

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