Important Visa information for Tanzania

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VISAS INFORMATION:

1. Entry requirements:

Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in possession of a valid passport or any other authorised travel document; which means a document other than National passport issued by a state or an International Organization and recognised by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania as a travel document, must be presented to the immigration control officer at any entry point, such as border station, airport or harbour. The Passport or any other Travel Document must be presented along with the following;A valid visa orA Resident permit orA pass.N.B, A  Visitor must also present an onward or return ticket together with proof that he/she has sufficient funds to support him/her self while in Tanzania.

2: Visa:

A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period of time. A visa is issued to a visitor who intends to enter into Tanzania for the purpose of visit, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, studies or any other related activities. It is granted on the basis of reciprocity upon application by the would be visitor to United Republic of Tanzania. Visa is applied for and issued at Tanzania Embassies/High commissions abroad or at any entry point to Tanzania. On entering the country, a visitor with a valid visa is given a pass or any other authorization to stay in the country.

3: Who requires a visa?

All foreigners seeking to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania are required to have a valid visa, unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania. However, these countries may change from time to time.2.

4: Types of Visas:

Visa is classified according to the nature of the journey of the would be visitors.

(a)   Ordinary visa.

An ordinary visa is issued at Tanzania embas

 sies/high commissions abroad or at any official entry point into Tanzania. This kind of visa is granted to foreigners who wish to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of Holidays, leisure, visiting friends & relatives, meetings, conferences and health treatment. A single visa has a validity of ninety (90) days with effect from the date of issue, provided that the validity of the passport at the time of issuing such visa, is not be less than six months. This type of visa is referred to as standard visa.           

(b)Multiple entry visas:

This type of visa is issued to enable a foreigner to come to Tanzania for several times within the validity of the visa. Foreigners who, because of the nature of their business or investments need to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania are issued with multiple entry visas. The validity range of this visa is from three months to one year, provided that a single stay shall not exceed ninety days. Applications for a multiple entry visa are usually submitted by local contacts on behalf of the applicants. The fee is US $ 100.with exception of Pakistan nationals whose specific visa fee is US $ 200.

(c)Referred visa:

The referred visa is one, that requires special clearance or permission from the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services or Commissioner of Immigration Services (Zanzibar). People who fall under this category of visa may make enquiries at the nearest Tanzania Embassy/High Commission abroad.

(d)Transit visa:

Transit visa is a permission granted to enable the visitor to pass through the United Republic of Tanzania to any other destination abroad. This type of visa is only issued to persons with onward tickets, sufficient funds for transit and an entry visa to the country of destination or any proof that prior arrangements have been made that satisfy this requirement. It is issued for a maximum period of fourteen (14) days and non extendable. Standard fee for Transit visa is US $ 30.

(e) Gratis Visa:

This type of visa is issued to Diplomatic/Official Passport holders, except when travelling on non unofficial capacity in which they are subjected to pay prescribed fees.  3Holders of UN, SADC, AU Laissez-Passer and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania are granted gratis visa, except when travelling on non official capacity in which they are subjected to pay for prescribed visa fees. Minors endorsed in the passport will be included in the visa granted to the passport holder.

Visa issuing centres and authorities:

A Foreigner can lodge visa application at the Tanzania Missions in the country where he/she resides, or at entry points into Tanzania, Immigration Headquarter, Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar Immigration Head office.

Visa fee rates:

Fee rates for Ordinary visa is US $ 50, except for the following Nationals with their specific visa rates in brackets; Pakistan ( US $ 200 ), USA-(US $ 100 ),Ireland ( US $ 100 ), Transit visa is US $ 30,while standard  Multiple visa is US $ 100.

N.B:-

All fees are payable at issuing station/offices. An Exchequer receipt should be provided immediately for any payments made. In case of any changes, the public will be informed accordingly.

LIST OF COUNTRIES AND SPECIFIC VISA ELIGIBILITY

SN NAME OF THE COUNTRY  VISA REQUIREMENT VISA FEE
Ordinary Referred
1 Abkhazia No Yes 50 USD
2 Afghanistan Republic No Yes 50 USD
3 Akrotiri Yes No 50 USD
4 Aland Islands Yes No 50 USD
5 Albania Republic Yes No 50 USD
6 Algeria Republic Yes No 50 USD
7 American Samoa Yes No 50 USD
8 Andorra Yes No 50 USD
9 Angola Republic Yes No 50 USD
10 Anguilla No Visa Requirements
11 Antigua And Barbuda No Visa Requirements
12 Argentina Republic Yes No 50 USD
13 Armenia Republic Yes No 50 USD
14 Aruba Yes No 50 USD
15 Ascension Island Yes No 50 USD
16 Australia No Yes 50 USD
17 Austria Republic Yes No 50 USD
18 Azerbaijan  Republic No Yes 50 USD
19 Bahamas No Visa Requirements
20 Bahrain Kingdom Yes No 50 USD
21 Bangladesh Republic No Yes 50 USD
22 Barbados No Visa Requirements
23 Belarus Republic Yes No 50 USD
24 Belgium Kingdom Yes No 50 USD
25 Belize No Visa Requirements
26 Benin Republic Yes No 50 USD
27 Bermuda No Visa Requirements
28 Bhutan Kingdom Yes No 50 USD
29 Bolivia Republic Yes No 50 USD
30 Boznia And Herzegovina Yes No 50 USD
31 Botswana Republic No Visa Requirements
32 Brazil Yes No 50 USD
33 Virgin Islands No Visa Requirements
34 Brunei Kingdom No Visa Requirements
35 Bulgaria Republic Yes No 50 USD
36 Burkina Faso Yes No 50 USD
37 Burundi Republic Yes No 20 USD
38 Cambodia Kingdom Yes No 50 USD
39 Cameroun Republic Yes No 50 USD
40 Canada Yes No 50 USD
41 Cape Verde Republic Yes No 50 USD
42 Cayman Islands No Visa Requirements
43 Central African Republic Yes No 50 USD
44 Chad Republic No Yes 50 USD
45 Chile Republic Yes No 50 USD
46 China Republic Yes No 50 USD
47 Christmas Island No Visa Requirements
48 Cocos No Visa Requirements
49 Colombia Republic Yes No 50 USD
50 Comoros Federal State Yes No 50 USD
51 Democratic Republic Of Congo Yes No 50 USD
52 Congo (Brazzaville) Republic Yes No 50 USD
53 Cook Islands No Visa Requirements
54 Costa Rica Republic Yes No 50 USD
55 Cote d’ivoire Republic Yes No 50 USD
56 Croatia Republic Yes No 50 USD
57 Cuba Republic Yes No 50 USD
58 Cyprus Republic No Visa Requirements
59 Czech Republic Yes No 50 USD
60 Denmark Yes No 50 USD
61 Dhekelia Yes No 50 USD
62 Djibouti Republic No Yes 50 USD
63 Dominica No Visa Requirements
64 Dominican Republic Yes No 50 USD
65 East Timor Republic Yes No 50 USD
66 Equador Republic Yes No 50 USD
67 Egypt Republic Yes No 50 USD
68 El Salvador Republic Yes No 50 USD
69 Equatorial Guinea Republic No Yes 50 USD
70 Eritrea No Yes 50 USD
71 Estonia Republic Yes No 50 USD
72 Ethiopia No Yes 50 USD
73 Falkland Islands No Visa Requirements
74 Faroe Lslands Yes No 50 USD
75 Fiji Islands Republic Yes No 50 USD
76 Finland Republic Yes No 50 USD
77 France Republic Yes No 50 USD
78 French Polynesia  Yes  No 50 USD
79 Gabonese Republic Yes No 50 USD
80 Gambia Republic No Visa Requirements
81 Georgia Republic Yes No 50 USD
82 Germany Federal Republic Yes No 50 USD
83 Ghana Republic No Visa Requirements
84 Gibraltar No Visa Requirements
85 Hellenic Republic Yes No 50 USD
86 Greenland Yes No 50 USD
87 Grenada No Visa Requirements
88 Guam Yes No 50 USD
89 Guatemala Republic Yes No 50 USD
90 Guernsey No Visa Requirements
91 Guinea Republic Yes No 50 USD
92 Guinea –  Bissau Republic  Yes No 50 USD
93 Guyana Republic No Visa Requirements
94 Haiti Republic Yes No 50 USD
95 Honduras Republic Yes No 50 USD
96 Hong Kong No Visa Requirements
97 Hungary Republic Yes No 50 USD
98 Iceland Republic Yes No 50 USD
99 India Yes No 50 USD
100 Indonesia Yes No 50 USD
101 Iran Republic Yes No 50 USD
102 Iraq Republic Yes No 50 USD
103 Ireland Republic Yes No 100 USD
104 Israel Yes No 50 USD
105 Italy Yes No 50 USD
106 Jamaica No Visa Requirements
107 Japan Yes No 50 USD
108 Jersey No Visa Requirements
109 Jordan Yes No 50 USD
110 Kazakhstan No Yes 50 USD
111 Kenya No Visa Requirement
112 Kiribati No Visa Requirements
113 Korea (North) Republic Yes No 50 USD
114 Korea (South) Republic Yes No 50 USD
115 Kosovo Yes No 50 USD
116 Kuwait Yes No 50 USD
117 Kyrgyzstan No Yes 50 USD
118 Laos Yes No 50 USD
119 Latvia Yes No 50 USD
120 Lebanon N O Yes 50 USD
121 Lesotho No Visa Requirement
122 Liberia Yes No 50 USD
123 Libya Yes No 50 USD
124 Liechtenstein Yes No 50 USD
125 Lithuania Yes No 50 USD
126 Luxembourg Yes No 50 USD
127 Macau Yes No 50 USD
128 Macedonia Yes No 50 USD
129 Madagascar Yes No 50 USD
130 Malawi No Visa Requirement
131 Malaysia Yes No 50 USD
132 Maldives Yes No 50 USD
133 Mali No Yes 50 USD
134 Malta Yes No 50 USD
135 Man, Isle Yes No 50 USD
136 Marshall Islands Yes No 50 USD
137 Mauritania No Yes 50 USD
138 Mauritius Yes No 50 USD
139 Mayotte Yes No 50 USD
140 Mexico Yes No 50 USD
141 Micronesia Yes No 50 USD
142 Moldova Yes No 50 USD
143 Monaco Yes No 50 USD
144 Mongolia Yes No 50 USD
145 Montserrat Yes No 50 USD
146 Morocco No Yes 50 USD
147 Mozambique No Visa Requirement
148 Myanmar Yes No 50 USD
149 Nagorno – Karbakh Republic Yes No 50 USD
150 Namibia No Visa Requirement
151 Nauru No Visa Requirements
152 Nepal Yes No 50 USD
153 Netherlands Yes No 50 USD
154 Netherlands Yes No 50 USD
155 New Caledonia Yes No 50 USD
156 New Zealand Yes No 50 USD
157 Nicaragua Republic Yes No 50 USD
158 Niger Republic No Yes 50 USD
159 Nigeria Federal State Yes No 50 USD
160 Niue Yes No 50 USD
161 Norfolk Island Yes No 50 USD
162 Northern Cyprus Yes No 50 USD
163 Northern Mariana Islands Yes No 50 USD
164 Norway Kingdom Yes No 50 USD
165 Oman Sultanate Yes No 50 USD
166 Pakistan Yes No 200 USD
167 Palau Yes No 50 USD
168 Palestine No Yes 50 USD
169 Panama Yes No 50 USD
170 Papua New Guinea No Visa Requirements
171 Paraguay Yes No 50 USD
172 Peru Yes No 50 USD
173 Philippine Yes No 50 USD
174 Poland Yes No 50 USD
175 Portugal Yes No 50 USD
176 Puerto Rico Yes No 50 USD
177 Qatar Yes No 50 USD
178 Romania No Visa Requirements
179 Russia Yes No 50 USD
180 Rwanda No Visa Requirements
181 Saint Helena Yes No 50 USD
182 Saint Kitts And Nevis Yes No 50 USD
183 Saint Lucia Yes No 50 USD
184 Saint Pierre And Miquelon Yes No 50 USD
185 Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Yes No 50 USD
186 Samoa No Visa Requirements
187 San Marino Republic Yes No 50 USD
188 Sao Tome And Principe Republic Yes No 50 USD
189 Saudi Arabia Yes No 50 USD
190 Senegal No Yes 50 USD
191 Serbia And Montenegro Federal State Yes No 50 USD
192 Seychelles No Visa Requirements
193 Sierra Leone No Yes 50 USD
194 Singapore No Visa Requirements
195 Slovakia Yes No 50 USD
196 Slovenia Yes No 50 USD
197 Solomon Islands Yes No 50 USD
198 Somalia No Yes 50 USD
199 Somaliland No Yes 50 USD
200 South Africa Republic Yes No 50 USD
201 South Ossetia Yes No 50 USD
202 Spain Yes No 50 USD
203 Sri Lanka No Yes 50 USD
204 Sudan Yes No 50 USD
205 Suriname Yes No 50 USD
206 Svalbard Yes No 50 USD
207 Swaziland No Visa Requirement
208 Sweden Yes No 50 USD
209 Switzerland Yes No 50 USD
210 Syria Yes No 50 USD
211 Taiwan Yes No 50 USD
212 Tajikistan Republic No Yes 50 USD
213 Tanzania  United Republic *************************************
214 Thailand Yes No 50 USD
215 Togolese Yes No 50 USD
216 Tokelau Yes No 50 USD
217 Tonga Kingdom No Visa Requirements
218 Transnistria Yes No 50 USD
219 Trinidad And Tobago Republic No Visa Requirements
220 Tristan And Kunha Yes No 50 USD
221 Tunisia Yes No 50 USD
222 Turkey Yes No 50 USD
223 Turkmenistan No Yes 50 USD
224 Turks And Caicos No Visa Requirements
225 Tuvalu No Visa Requirements
226 Uganda No Visa Requirement
227 Ukraine Yes No 50 USD
228 United Arab Emirates Yes No 50 USD
229 United Kingdom Yes No 50 USD
230 United States Of America Yes No 100 USD
231 Uruguay Yes No 50 USD
232 Uzbekistan No Yes 50 USD
233 Vanuatu No Visa Requirements
234 Vatican Yes No 50 USD
235 Venezuela Yes No 50 USD
236 Vietnam Yes No 50 USD
237 Virgin Islands Yes No 50 USD
238 Wallis And Futuna Yes No 50 USD
239 Western Sahara Yes No 50 USD
240 Yemen Yes No 50 USD
241 Zambia No Visa Requirement
242 Zimbabwe No Visa Requirement

COUNTRIES WHICH REQUIRE REFERAL VISA BEFORE COMING TO TANZANIA:

 

S/N COUNTRY S/N COUNTRY S/N COUNTRY
1 Afghanistan 10 Kazakhstan 19 Somalia
2 Abkhazia 11 Kyigyten 20 Srilanka
3 Azerbaijan 12 Lebanon 21 Somali land
4 Bangladesh 13 Mali 22 Sierra leone
5 Chad 14 Morocco 23 Tajikistan
6 Djibouti 15 Mauritania 24 Turkmenistan
7 Ethiopia 16 Niger 25 Uzbekistan
8 Eritrea 17 Palestine state 26 Refugees
9 Equatorial guinea 18 Senegal 27 Stateless.

 

VISA ISSUING STATIONS IN TANZANIA

S/N STATION S/N STATION S/N STATION
1 Julius Nyerere International airport 20 Dar Es Salaam Head quarters 39 Mozambique-Maputo
2 Amani Abeid Karume International Airport 21 Zanzibar Head office 40 Namibia-Windhoek
3 Kilimanjaro International Airport 22 Wete Sea port 41 Netherlands-Hague
4 Mwanza Airport 23 Angola –Luanda 42 Netherlands-Rotterdam
5 Zanzibar Sea port 24 Belgium-Brussels 43 Nigeria-Abuja
6 Horohoro 25 Brazil-Brasilia 44 Oman-Muscat
7 Holili 26 Burundi-Bujumbura 45 Republic of south Africa-Pretoria
8 Tarakea 27 Canada-Ottawa 46 Russia-Moscow
9 Namanga 28 China –Beijing 47 Rwanda –Kigali
10 Sirari 29 Democratic Republic of Congo-Kinshasa 48 Saudi Arabia –Riyadh
11 Mtukula 30 Egypt-Cairo 49 Sweeden –Stockolm
12 Rusumo 31 Ethiopia-Addis Ababa 50 Switzerland-Geneva
13 Kabanga 32 France-Paris 51 Uganda –Kampala
14 Manyovu 33 Germany-Berlin 52 United Arab Emirates-Abu Dhabi
15 Kigoma Port 34 India-New Delhi 53 United Kingdom-London
16 Tunduma 35 Italy –Rome 54 United states of America-New York
17 Kasumulu 36 Japan –Tokyo 55 United states of America-Washington
18 Kasesya 37 Kenya-Nairobi 56 Zambia-Lusaka
19 Kilambo 38 Malaysia-Kualalumpur 57 Zimbabwe-Harare

 

For more information contact:

The Principal Commissioner of Immigration services,

P.O.BOX 512,

DAR ES SALAAM.

Tel. +255222850576

Fax +255222850584

Website: www.immigration.go.tz

                   www.moha.go.tz

e-mails: admini@immigration.go.tz  and or

              consular@immigration.go.tz

 

Also to:

Commissioner of Immigration services-Zanzibar

P.O.BOX 1354

ZANZIBAR.

Tel. +255242239148/+255242239149

Fax +2552422239149

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