In Tanzania, visas are required by most foreign nationals whether visiting for a holiday or to conduct business. Tanzania does permit visa free travel for a period of up to three months to some foreign nationals, mainly those from African and Asian countries however in most cases, with the exceptions of Kenya and Uganda, these visitors will still to obtain entry permit clearance. A Global Visas immigration will be able to advice you of the exact visa requirements for citizens of your country of residence traveling to Tanzania. Visit our online Tanzania visa assessment form now to get started on your visa application. Our assessment form is quick and easy to complete, just answer a few simple questions and one of our immigration consultants will respond to your enquiry.
Type of VISA for Tanzania
Tourist, Business, Research etc.
For foreign nationals from countries who do not receive the three-
Tanzanian Tourist visa
In Tanzania, tourist visas may be issued as single or multiple entry permits and are valid for a maximum period of three or six months respectively. As with short-
Tanzanian Business visa
Tanzanian business visas are also issued for either a single entry of multiple entries and are granted a maximum duration of three of six months. As with short term business visit visas in most destinations a visa of this kind does not constitute a work permit or employment visa and does not entitle the holder to work in Tanzania whether in paid or unpaid employment.
Business visas are a temporary immigration solution designed to allow applicants to engage in a range of business related activities including attending meetings and business conferences and researching potential buyers or suppliers.
Visas for research will only be granted after the applicant have been cleared by the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH):
P.O. Box 4302, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Visas for journalism will only be granted after the applicant have been cleared by the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH):
The Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO)
P.O. Box 9142, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
All Tanzanian visa applications must be accompanied by a valid passport form the applicant's country of origin. For candidates who are living in a country which is not their country of origin, proof of residence must also be supplied. In all cases, passports must be valid for a minimum of six months after the duration of the visa. Where candidates are applying for Tanzanian business visas, a letter from the business contact in Tanzania will be required. The letter must detail the proposed duration and purpose of the trip to Tanzania. All foreign nationals traveling to Tanzania should be aware that it may be necessary to attend an interview and that supporting documentation may be required.
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You can begin your application today by visiting the Global Visa online assessment area and completing our assessment form. It takes minutes to submit your enquiry and a Global Visa consultant will contact you.
The Visa Section (Depend on the country the Embassy is) open to the public for logging of Visa Applications from 10.00am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday, with exception of local Bank Holidays and Public Holidays falling under the national holidays’ calendar of the United Republic of Tanzania and country your applying
WHO NEEDS VISA TO TANZANIA?
All nationals of the countries or territorial entities mentioned below.
Stateless and those holding non-
The countries whose nationals require visa for Tanzania are
Were to Get Tanzania VISA
Nationals of any Country not listed or described above please consult the Mission for further information. Tanzania High Commissions / Embassies and Consulates abroad – see link
Can we get our visa on arrival?
Yes, you can get a visa on arrival at the airport or at any entry point into Tanzania such as at Dar-
Applicants for the entry visa to Tanzania must meet all the necessary requirements. These include the submission of the following:
1. Filled in Application Forms -
2. Valid Passport (at least not less than six months from the date of entry)
3. Two Passport Size photographs
4. Supporting letter (for Business visas)
5. Special delivery – prepaid self-
6. If applied by post please send the original receipt from bank or postal order
How to Apply
2. Postal Application: the fee in this category must be in cash paid in dedicated bank or postal order payable to the Tanzania High Commission. Visa fee payments must be made to bank dedicated, using the counters pay-
It takes three (3) working days to process a Visa in Personal Application category, but express service of 24 hours is available at extra charge.
Postal Application: visa process takes 10 working days. Any failure to comply with the stated requirements may result in unnecessary delays or returning of unprocessed application to the sender. Calls will not be entertained within the time mentioned above. Please do not call us about the development of your application.
For all Visas that will expire before being used, a fresh application has to be made, fulfilling all previous conditions without exceptions.
The Fee for all the visas, Tourist, Holiday, Transit or Business depends on the country you’re applying
Once the Visa is issued the fee cannot be refunded.
Visa Fee varies depend on the Nationality.