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Visas Information

Important Information about visa and entry requirements

TRAVEL VISAS REQUIREMENTS FEES
Ordinary/Tourist Visa
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Visa Fee
  • Visa application form must be filled out and signed by the applicant
  • US Citizens:$100 (Multiple entry) for one year
  • Non-US Citizens:$50 (Single entry) for six months
  • Non-US Citizens:$100 (Double entry) for six months
Other travel visas for:

  • Mission
  • Meeting & Conference
  • Study
  • Volunteers
  • Any other business
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Visa Fee
  • Visa application form must be filled out and signed by the applicant
  • Introductory letter from the organization either in the United States or Tanzania
  • US Citizens:$100 (Multiple entry) one year
  • Non-US Citizens:$50 (Single entry) six months
  • Non-US Citizens:$100 (Double entry) six months
Other travel visas for:

  • Diplomatic
  • Official
  • World Bank & IMF
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Visa application form filled and signed
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Official letter from the government institution, organization or agency
Referred Visa US travel document & referred visa holders:

  • Provide proof of having host in Tanzania
  • The host should provide detailed information including
    • Physical address
    • Telephone number
    • Employment or Business (ID)
  • Non-US Citizens:$50 (Single entry)
  • Non-US Citizens:$100 (Double entry)
  • Approval for referred visa is given from the Immigration head office within 6 weeks of submitting application.
Transit Visa
  • A transit visa is permission to cross through Tanzania from one entry point to another
  • It is issued for a maximum of two weeks, provided that the applicant is in possession of onward tickets, sufficient funds and an entry visa to the country of destination
This type of visa is NOT issued at the Embassy, it is issued at boarder or point of entry.
N.B: Visa Fee is NON REFUNDABLE.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO OBSERVE AND COMPLY WITH ALL VISA REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

Residence permits

Residence permits are NOT issued at the Embassy are issued at Tanzania Immigration Office, you will have to apply for this on your arrival
  • Exception Certificate.
  • Class “A”
  • Class “B”
  • Class “C”
  • Carry on Temporary assignment (CTA)
  • Issued to Diplomats and Expatriates on Government Projects
  • Issued to Investors, Consultants and Businessmen.
  • Issued to Expatriates
  • Issued to Missionaries, Students, and Volunteers Organization
  • Issued to work for the duration not longer than 90 Days
  • Gratis.
  • $1500
  • $800
  • $500
  • $200

Hours of operation and processing time (Mondays to Fridays, Except Holidays)

Visa processing hours are 9:00am to 1:00 pm for submitting applications and 2:00pm to 5:00pm for picking up visas.

Visa processing takes a minimum of five (5) working days for regular process.

The duration to remain in the country is determined by the immigration officer at the port of entry or Immigration Office.

All visas are valid from the date of issuance. In the event a visa expires before it is utilized, the applicant will have to re-apply for a new one.

For More Information please visit

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/tanzania.html

http://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76#residencePermits