Frequently Asked Questions - Immigration

Can someone else apply for a visa on behalf of another? 
Yes, provided that, all the requirements are completed and the application form is duly filled in and properly signed.

Can someone else collect the visa/passport on other’s behalf? 
Yes, as long as he/she will bring the collection number and/or letter of authority to pick up with identification card.

In Visa application form, what is reference in Tanzania? 
Name, address and phone number of your contact person in Tanzania. If you don’t have contact person, the name, address and phone number of hotel/accommodation while in Tanzania. 

Can someone get visa upon arrival? 
It is not guaranteed, it is strongly advised to apply at the Tanzania High Commission in New Delhi. 

When will be the start date of the visa? 
Visa is valid from the date of issue.

In Visa application form, what do you mean by saying “Means of Financial Support”? 
It means, sponsor of your trip (company, organisation, employer, family or self-support). 

Is Yellow fever vaccination (Y.F.V.) necessary? 
Yes it is compulsory

For those who require Police Clearance Certificates regarding ‘Criminal Records’, are kindly advised to note that the High Commission does not issue Police Clearance Certificate. 

You would therefore be advised to proceed as follows: 

(a) Get your local police to fingerprint you and send your fingerprints to the following address:-

Officer In charge, 
Forensic Bureau 
Criminal Investigation Department 
P.O. Box 9094 
Dar es Salaam 
Tel: +255 22 2110006 
Fax: +255 22 2118223

(b) Attach US Dollars 25 to your letter of application forwarding the fingerprints which must provide details of the place you last resided while in Tanzania showing name of district, name of town, street name (if available) and house number. 
(c) Attach the copy of your passport

Please note that the High Commission does not process any applications for Birth Certificates. 
You would therefore kindly be required to: 

(a) Go to the website, to have information on how to apply, or contact: 

Administrator General

Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency
P.O. Box 9183
Dar es Salaam
Tel No: +255 22 2153069
Fax No: +255 22 2153075 

For those who were born in Zanzibar, please contact

Office of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 260
Tel: +255 24 2236324
Fax: +255 24 2236325 

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