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This is to inform all Visa applicants and the general public that the United Republic of Tanzania has launched Online Visa Application System effective since 10th Jan, 2019.

For those who wish to travel to Tanzania are now advised to make application for visa online at

Karibu Tanzania

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, New Zealand, Marin, India, 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, Nigeria, Niger, Palestine, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Somaliland, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen 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 Online.

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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Computerised filled up Application form need to submitted at the High Commission BY HAND. Only signatures to be done manually

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.

Business entry visa Single entry only [travelling purposely to perform legal trade, reviews, survey, audits, conduct short courses, construction, machine repair etc].A single stay shall not exceed ninety (90). All other requirements remain the same with regard to the documents required to be submitted with the application.

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

Leisure & Holidays


Visiting friends and relatives




Meeting and Conferences






Health treatment






Same day visitor


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.

Visa Application Check list:

1. Valid Passport with validity of 6 months and above.
2. Printout of duly completed VISA application form
    (filled in pdf/Word Format)(Click Here to download) Only Signatures to be done manually.
3. Two (2) Passport Size photos taken on white background.
    (Scanned photo printed on ordinary page is not accepted)
4. A photocopy of confirmed Return Ticket and Confirmed Hotel booking.
5. a. In case of Business trip, we require a Business Letter from your company or an
         INVITATION LETTER from Tanzania Counterpart.
     b. If one is visiting for studying (or) work reasons, we require an official invitation letter from
     c. For Tourists, Safari must be Confirmed and if visiting relatives - Invitation letter from
         Tanzania Counterpart is mandatory.

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. 3,250/-

Business Entry Visa

Rs. 16,250/-

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. 1,300/-) is charged in addition to the visa fee regardless of the type of visa and number of entries, thus;

Single Entry Visa

Rs. 4,550/-

Business Entry Visa

Rs. 17,550/-

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 from the following countries are required to have a Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination before Travelling to Tanzania:-

Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Congo, Cote d’ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principle, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad, Uganda and Venezuela.

Travellers who transit in Yellow Fever Endemic Areas, require to have a certificate if the transit period at the airport is 12 hrs or more. Travellers who while on transit leave the airport in Yellow Fever Endemic countries must have a certificate on entry to Tanzania.

License or Certificate for Pets is required if traveling with Pets


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

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 (B) 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

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 (B) 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,,

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