TANZANIA VISA APPLICATION GUIDELINES 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION
A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period of time. A visa is issued to a visitor, who intends to enter into the country for the purpose of visit, tourism, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, attending the conference, or any other related activities recognized by the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Any foreigner seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:

  • A passport or Travel Document which is valid for not less than six months;
  • A Residence Permit or a Pass or his name is endorsed upon the same;
  • A valid Visa (where applicable).

Entry Authorization:
Upon complying with the entry requirements, a visitor is issued with a Visa or a Visitor's Pass with validity not exceeding three months.
All foreigners intending to reside in the United Republic of Tanzania for business, work, investment or any other acceptable purpose for a period of more than 90 days, are required to hold a residence permit from Tanzania Immigration Department. Basically, there are three types of residence permits, namely :-

  • Class A: For self –employed foreigners (investors)
  • Class B: For expatriates working in company/ private institutions.
  • Class C: For other class of foreigners such as researchers, retired persons, Missionaries, Volunteers etc.

TYPES OF VISA
Ordinary Visa (Single Entry Visa):
This Visa is issued for a single entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for the purpose of holidays, tourism, visiting, leisure, short time health treatment or any other activity legally recognized by the Law of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Multiple Entry Visa:
This Visa is issued to persons whose nature of their businesses or circumstances require them to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania. The maximum validity of this Visa is twelve months. However, the holder of the Multiple Visa cannot stay in the country for 12 consecutive months. They are required to leave the country at least after every three months.

Transit Visa:
This visa may be issued to a person for the purpose of transiting to another destination outside the United Republic of Tanzania for a period not exceeding seven days. The applicant of this visa is required to hold a visa of the destination country.

Business Visa:
Business visa will be issued once to foreigners so as to allow them to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania for the following purposes related to carrying any business

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA
An application of Visa should be accompanied with the following;

  • Application forms duly filled in
  • Certified copy of the applicant’s valid passport
  • Attached soft copy of applicant’s photo (passport size)
  • Proof of payment of respective visa fee

NB:
Other requirements will be determined by the type of visa

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Ordinary Visa (Single Entry Visa)

  1. Applicant’s valid passport (At least 6 months)
  2. Dully filled in visa application form
  3. Dully filled in the declaration form
  4. Proof of payment of respective visa fee
  5. Soft copy of recent passport size photograph

Multiple Entry Visa

  1. Visa application form duly filled in
  2. Security Bond duly filled
  3. Valid passport copy of the invitee
  4. Soft copy of recent passport size photograph
  5. Documents of the Company 
  6. Any other evidence to prove that the applicant is bound to travel frequently into Tanzania.

LIST OF COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE VISA

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Ashmore & Certie Island
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Belize
  • Brunei
  • British Virgin Island
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Botswana
  • Cyprus
  •  Cayman Island
  • Channel Island
  •  Cocoas Island
  • Cook Island
  •  Christmas Island
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Island
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Heard Island
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • Malaysia
  • Madagascar
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Macao
  • Mozambique
  • Nauru
  • Naue Island
  • Norfolk Island
  • Namibia
  • Papua new Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Romania
  • Ross Dependency
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Swaziland
  • Solomon Island
  • St. Kitts&Navis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vicent
  • St. Helana
  • South African Republic
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Tokelan
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

VISA FEES

TYPES OF VISA VISA FEES PER APPLICANT
ORDINARY (SINGLE ENTRY) VISA USD50
MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA USD100
BUSINESS VISA USD250
TRANSIT VISA USD30

To do application please visit the United Republic of Tanzania e-service https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

Note:
It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority or provide automatic right to enter into the United Republic of Tanzania. The immigration officer at the entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he/she is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfill the United Republic of Tanzania’s immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitor in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to the national interests or security.