Tanzania - Entry Visa
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Please review visa requirements below before making selections.
You must send your physical passport- copies cannot be used for visa issuance. Your passport's expiration date must be greater than six months from the date you plan to depart the country you intend to work and at least 2 adjacent blank pages.
Foreign passport holders (i.e. not Australian or N.Z.) must submit an immigration residency permit showing at least two years of residency.
You must provide two (2) passport photographs that meet Passport Photograph Regulations. Recently taken, showing current appearance with a white background. Please ensure that there is no damage to these photos. Please do not staple or glue the photos to the application form.
Ordinary/ Tourist Visa
This visa is issued at any Tanzanian Embassy / Consulate. It grants tourists / visitors the authorization to enter the country.
The business visa is issued to prospective investors who intend to visit Tanzania for such purposes as making feasibility studies, establishing professional and business contacts, and making arrangements for investments during the start-up period.
This type of visa is issued on arrival at the entry point on payment of US$100 with supportive papers for the purpose of the journey and/or supporting letters from the Tanzanian sponsors. This is besides obtaining an Entry Visa from any of the Tanzanian missions abroad.
Multiple entry visa are not issued, however, for a person who goes to county members of East Africa Community (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi), he/she will not need new visa to re-enter Tanzania as far as the visa is still valid. Those who go to countries other than Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, will need new visa at the entry point to Tanzania.
Visa fee for Australian & New Zealand nationals
Visas fees are $95.00
The referred visa is one that requires special clearance or permission from the Director of Immigration Services in Dar es Salaam or the Principal Immigration Officer in Zanzibar. People affected by this regulation may make enquiries at the nearest Tanzania missions abroad.
All applicants in the case of referred visa need to send scanned copies their their application form and full passport details by e-mail. Also names with address and Tel Nos. of their friends, relatives add business associates or Tour Operators in Tanzania.
Exemption of Visa
Currently the nationals of the under-mentioned countries do not need visa for travel to Tanzania:
Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong (special administrative Region of China), Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda , Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
NB: As the regulations are subject to change without prior notice, applicants are advised to check with the Consulate for the latest information.
Please do not send passport pouches, stubs of boarding passes, vaccination certificates or any unrelated materials. Send a copy of travel itinerary with arrival/departure and flight details only. Do not send a detailed tour programme to avoid waste of paper. You are advised to apply early for visa to avoid last minute delays or hassles.
Since Tanzania is in the list of yellow fever endemic zone, it is advisable to have a vaccination even when one is flying directly to Tanzania. In case one did not had time to have a vaccination before traveling, the service is provided at the airport free of charge.