By Scoop Reporter
DEPARTMENT of Immigration Director General Denny Lungu immigration services, particularly, applications for visas and immigration permits are now also available on the newly-developed portal called ZamPortal on (zamportal.gov.zm).
Dr. Lungu says through this innovation, the Department of Immigration had become the third institution to be integrated to the portal, joining the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA).
He says the ZamPortal is developed to make all public services which can be provided electronically, available in a single place.
This portal is under the Government Service Bus and Payment Gateway project being implemented by the Government through the Ministry of Finance and Smart Zambia Institute (SZI).
“We are excited to be part of the Government Service Bus, firstly because our clients will now be able to access our services together with other public services under the portal which can be likened to a One-Stop Shop.
“Secondly, since the portal will not replace the eservices portal (eservices.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm) which currently houses all immigration online services, but will simply become an additional point for accessing immigration services. Thirdly, under the ZamPortal, the payment options for immigration services will be expanded,” Dr. Lungu said.