Consular Services

VISA FOR TRAVELERS TO THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

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1. Visa Type
2. Number of Entries
3. Validity
4. Duration of Each Stay
5. Date of Entry
6. Date of Exit
7. Visa Remarks
8. Name *
9. Passport Number *
10. Date of Birth*
11. Photo Information*
12. Date of Issue
13. Place of Issue

Dates can be formatted as DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISA APPLICANTS:

ALL APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO OBSERVE AND COMPLY WITH ALL VISA REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

Visa Regulations

All Visa Application have to be lodged prior to departure to the Tanzania Mission in the Country where the foreigner comes from.

Foreigners originating from countries where Tanzania has no representation can lodge a visa application at entry point, Immigration Headquarters or Zanzibar Immigration head office, with the exception of a citizen of a country which requires Referred Visa.  For those who require referred visa, applications should be applied through the nearest Mission abroad or their host should apply on their behalf through Regional Immigration offices, Immigration Headquarters or Zanzibar Head Office.

Visa Information:

As mentioned above, in principle, all visitors must obtain visa prior to entering Tanzania except nationals of East African Community, Ghana, Namibia, Romania, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore and other Commonwealth member States excluding Australia, United   Kingdom, Canada, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and South Africa.  National of these countries will require visa when intended stay does not exceed three (3) months

Nationals of the following countries must have their request for visa referred to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:- Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Somaliland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and all Refugees and all stateless persons.  It is emphasized that Nationals and persons of the mentioned categories may not be allowed entry into Tanzania without being in possession of Referred Visas.

In this category, the visa applicant is advised to submit their application to the High Commission at least three weeks before their travel date, along with a contact name and number in Tanzania.  Only a single entry visa can be issued in this category.

All visa holders are subject to normal Immigration control at the port of entry.  Therefore, they should carry with them copy of documents submitted with their application for possible presentation to Immigration Officers.

Visa Forms can be obtained from the Tanzania High Commission New Delhi and can also be downloaded from here

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Travel Visa

The High Commission do issue Travel Visa to foreigners who wish to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a certain period of time.

Single entry travel visa has a validity of ninety (90) days with effect from date of issue, provided that the remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing such visa, shall note be less than six months

Multiple entry travel visa has a validity of twelve months and a maximum period of stay of one hundred and twenty (120) days in aggregate provided a single stay shall not exceed ninety days and that the remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing shall not be less than fifteen months.

Tanzania Embassies do issue visa for the following purposes:- Leisure & Holidays, Visiting friends & Relatives, Missions, Meeting & Conference, studies, Health treatment, Diplomatic and Official.

Note: Business Visa is issued only at the Immigration headquarters in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

Travel Visa has the following categories:-

Leisure & Holidays

A1

Visiting friends and relatives

A2

Mission

B1

Meeting and Conferences

B2

Other Business

B3

Studies

C1

Health treatment

C2

Diplomatic

D

Official

E

Same day visitor

F

Application Procedures

The High Commission is open for visa application/submission and collection in the following hours from Monday to Friday except on Indian and Tanzanian National Holidays.

Visa application

10:00 – 12:00

Visa Collection

15:30 – 16:00

Visa Processing takes 24 hours.

Requirement:

1. Valid Passport
2. One duly filled application form
3. Two (2) recently taken passport size photographs.
4. A photocopy of Return ticket or Flight Confirmation Slip
5. Note Verbal (Diplomatic or Official purpose only) Recommendation letter from
6. Company/organization/school or an invitation letter from the Tanzania counterpart.

Application fee

Visa fee is charged for each visa application unless the applicant is exempted for visa fees or a courtesy gratis visa is granted.

Single Entry Visa

Rs. 2,700/-

Multiple Entry Visa

Rs. 5,400/-

Application fee for American Passport Holders
(Multiple entry, valid for 12 Months)

Rs. 5,400/-

Application fee for Ireland Citizen

Rs. 5,400/-

NOTE: Payment is in Rupees by Bankers Draft addressed to Tanzania High Commission, New Delhi. WE DON’T ACCEPT CASH.

Express/Priority Visa

The High Commission do issue an express visa on the same day of application.  For express visa, an express fee of $ 20 (Rs. 1,080) is charged in addition to the visa fee regardless of the type of visa and number of entries.

Gratis Visa

Diplomatic/Official passport holders will be granted gratis visa, except when travelling on unofficial capacity in which case they are subject to pay prescribed fees.

UN, SADC, AU and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania Laissez-passer holders will be granted gratis visa, except when traveling on unofficial capacity in which case they are subject to pay prescribed fees.

Parental Approval for Minors:

If the Applicant is a minor (under 18 years), evidence of parental authority or legal guardians is required approving the minor to travel.

Immunization against cholera and Anti-malaria pills is recommended

Yellow Fever Vaccination:

All visitors are required to have Yellow Fever Vaccination before travelling to Tanzania.

License or Certificate for Pets is required if traveling with Pets

Visitor’s Pass

Applicants who intend to travel to Tanzania for business purposes will be issued a ‘Visitor’s Pass which has words ‘CARRYING ON TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT (CTA)’.  This pass will be issued on arrival at the entry point and is valid for two (2) months only from the date of issue.

For obtaining a visitor’s pass, a fee of US $ 200, company’s Recommendation letter or an Invitation letter and two (2) photos should be submitted during the application.  However, before travelling they are requested to obtain a Travel Visa from the Tanzania Missions abroad.

JOURNALISM/FILMING AND RESEARCH PERMIT

Visa for Journalism/filming and Research will only be granted after the applicant has obtained a permit from the Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO) and Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) respectively.  The application procedure fore each permit is as follows:-

Entry for assignments as journalists, photographers, film/videio producers:

Prepare the following items and submit them to the High Commission for authorization:
1. Application Form
Filming Permit Application form (Mainland) Download (PDF)
Filming Permit Application Form (Zanzibar) Download (PDF)
2. Cover letter
3. Synopsis or Script
4. Equipment List
5. List of Crew member
Submit the authorized documents to the following address:

Tanzania Information Service (MAELEZO) for Mainland
Plot No. 2271/32 Samora Avenue
P.O. Box 9142
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Fax: +255-22-222-3813/22-211-2850
Tel:  +255-22-211-0585/22-212-2771/22-211-2860
Web: http://www.hum.go.tz

Zanzibar Information Services (MAELEZO) FOR Zanzibar)

P.O. Box 2753
Zanzibar Tanzania
Fax: +255-24-2231011
Tel:  +255-24-2231073/2231011

All Applicants are advised to submit the form at least one month before the commencing date of the assignment.

After receiving the permit, please apply for a Business purpose visa (B3) at the Tanzania Mission abroad.

Entry for Research assignments

Please submit the application to the following address

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
P.O. Box 4302,
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
Kijitonyama (Sayansi) COSTECH Building
Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
Fax: +255-22-2775313/4
Tel:  +255-22-2700745/46
Web: http://www.costech.or.tz/

All applicants are advised to submit the form at least one month before the commencing date of the assignment.

After receiving the permit, apply for a Business purpose visa (B3) at the Tanzania Mission abroad.

In India, Visas can be obtained from the Following Address:-

Tanzania High Commission - New Delhi
Address: EP-15C, Chanakyapuri - New Delhi, 110021, India

Tel: +91-11-24122864 [General], +91-11-24122865 [Visa&Consular]
Fax: +91-11-24122862 [General], +91-11-24122867 [Visa]

E-mail: Info@tanzrepdelhi.Com, newdelhi@foreign.go.tz

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