Apply for Tanzania Visa

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Visa Type Visa Cost (USD) Service Fee (USD) Number Of Entries Max Stay Validity Action
Tourist eVisa 30.00 39.00 single 30 days 1 year
Tourist eVisa

30.00

39.00

Tourist eVisa

single

30 days

1 year

Tanzania

Tanzania stands out as a perfect resort in the African region for tourists due to its natural manifestation, scenic views, astounding wildlife, lofty mountains, and archaeological sites. Now, travellers can apply for an electronic visa or eVisa to enter the United Republic of Tanzania. This eVisa will grant the holder permission to enter both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar legally. The entire process of visa application has become swift and comfortable due to online services. The visa applicant needs to fill out an online application form, attach the required documents, pay the visa fee, and submit the application.


When the applicant has submitted the form, he needs to wait for visa approval until he receives the visa in the inbox. Before starting a visa application, the visitor should go through all important visa guidelines, the do’s and don’ts, and requirements from Tanzanian authorities. Give a read to the following paragraphs containing the necessary information about Tanzanian Visa.

Tanzania Visa Types

Tanzania offers six types of visas for valid entry into Tanzania. Each visa type corresponds to a different purpose of travel. The applicant should read the details about visa types and select the correct visa category in the application form. The irrelevant visa type may lead to the rejection of the visa application.

Ordinary Visa or Single Entry Visa

Tanzania grants a single entry visa for nearly all the reasons, including tourism, leisure, holidays, and attending conferences or Humanitarian or charity activities, visiting a friend or a family, health treatment, or any other type of purpose.

This type of visa has a validity of 90 days.

Business Visa

Tanzanian government usually grants business visas for the short term. Travellers with the following motives can apply for a business visa:

  •  To conduct any task (such as fixing/repairing machines) or deliver short term training.
  • To play short time professional roles such as making feasibility studies, making professionals and business contacts, auditing accounts, making arrangements for investments during the startup period etc. 
  •  To run any other short term business-related task legally allowed by the laws of the country.

The validity of business visas is limited to 90 days.

Multiple entry  Visa 

If the traveller needs to visit the United Republic of Tanzania frequently, he should apply for a multiple entry visa. 

The category of the citizens who are eligible for the multiple entry visa is given below:

  • Directors of Companies registered in Tanzania who do not reside in Tanzania
  • Persons engaged in Bilateral Meetings
  • Spouses married to Tanzanians/Residents
  • Government Consultants
  • Representatives of international NGO’s
  • American citizens who wish to come for Holiday or Tourism purposes are not allowed to apply for an ordinary visa. These nationals must select a Multiple Entry visa in the application form of Tanzania eVisa for holiday or tourism purposes.
  • Any other person holding permission by the Commissioner General of Immigration or Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar

The multiple entry visa has a validity of 12 months, but the visa holder cannot stay for twelve 12 consecutive months in a country. As he applied for a multiple entry visa, he needs to leave the country, after every three months (at most) and re-enter.

Transit Visa

Foreign nationals who wish to transit through Tanzania to any country outside Tanzania can apply for a transit visa. This visa is granted for seven days, and the applicant has to provide a visa for the destination country or an onward ticket as proof. 

The applicants should not consider applying for transit visas for short tourism plans. The sole purpose of this visa type is Transiting.

Student Visa

A diplomatic passport or official passport holder or his dependant can apply for a student visa. An ordinary passport holder can also apply for this type of visa after seeking permission through the Commissioner-General of Immigration and Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar.

Referral cases

The nationals of the countries eligible for a referral visa require special clearance from the Commissioner General of Immigration or the Commissioner of Immigration (Zanzibar) in advance. 

The applicants of referral visas should not book flight tickets or make payments for any reservations in Tanzania before they receive their visa approval. These applicants should apply at least two months before the intended date of travel.

Note:

Stateless persons or Refugees holding Vienna Convention documents also need to obtain a referral visa before coming to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Visa guidelines

The travellers who wish to travel to Tanzania should consider the following points before starting the application.

  • Applicant’s passport must have a validity of six months.
  • There should be at least one blank page in the passport for stamping.
  • An application having incorrect information or lacks sufficient attachment may lead to rejection.
  • The visa fee is non-refundable or non-transferable in all cases.
  • The grant of visa is not the final authority for the applicant to enter the United Republic of Tanzania. If the immigration officer finds any problem in the applicant’s application/visa / or documents, he can refuse the applicant from entering the country.
Tanzanian visa policy map.

All eligible Countries / Nationalities for an Tanzanian eVisa Online / Visa on arrival / ETA / Invite letters

Congratulation! Citizens of below nationalities can avail of evisa online or visa on arrival to travel for certain propose:

Entry Requirements for Tanzanian eVisa

Visa Requirements

Tanzania expects visa applicants to fulfil specific criteria and submit a set of documents for each type of visa.

Applicants of all visa types need to submit:

  • Copy of the biographic data page applicant’s valid passport.
  • Passport Sized Photograph

And rest of the requirements vary among the visa types.

For An Ordinary (Single Entry) Visa

The visa application should contain:

  • A filled declaration form
  • Return ticket of the flight (not mandatory);

For Multiple Visa

  • National ID or valid passport of the host inviting you to Tanzania or 
  • A cover letter forwarded by the Host Institution with details of the reason and frequency of visits.
  • If the applicant will travel to Tanzania to visit spouse, he needs to attach a Certificate of marriage and a passport/national ID of the spouse
  • Any proof justifying the need for the traveller to visit Tanzania multiple times.  
  • Return ticket or onward ticket of the flight (not mandatory)

For Business Visa

  •  Return ticket of the flight
  • A Work Contract or Proof of the work for which the applicant will travel to Tanzania to complete the assignment within three months. 

For Transit Visa

  •  An entry visa or an onward ticket of the country he intends to travel.

For Student Visa

  •  A Covering letter from the host institution or college detailing the course/field and duration of the applicant’s enrolled programme.

Visa application for referral cases

The nationals who need a referral visa may apply for it in two ways.

The First Method (recommended)

In this method, the host inviting or making accommodations for the applicant will write a request letter to the Commissioner-General of immigration or Zanzibar (if the applicant wishes to visit Zanzibar), detailing all reasons and duration of the stay of the visitor.

The applicant needs to apply online, in this case, to obtain eVisa and attach the following documents:

  • photo (passport size)
  • a granted permission letter. 

It will take five working days for the application processing. 

Second Method:

Using the second option, the applicant can apply directly online by attaching the following attachments while making an application:

  • Applicant’s Passport size photograph
  • A Covering letter from a legally registered Institution/ Company (for official visits) or a covering letter from an Individual (for personal visits), including the details of the purpose of visit and duration of stay of the visitor

This application will take two months for processing.

Visa fee

The visa fee for Tanzanian Visa depends upon the type of visa and the duration of stay of the visitor.

Following are the visa rates:

Ordinary (Single Entry) Visa $

Multiple Entry Visa $

Business Visa $

Transit Visa $

Student Visa $ (less than three months), $ (more than three months), $ (two years ) corresponding to different lengths of duration

Gratis Visa $

How to pay Tanzania visa fee

The method for paying visa fees is smooth and safe due to the online service. The applicant can submit the visa fee by :

  • By Visa card or By Master card or 
  • By Swift transfer (It means depositing money directly into a bank account)

After paying the visa fee, the applicant will get a notification about successful payment. Now, he needs to wait for Visa Approval before starting the trip.

How to apply for a visa online?

  • Fill the visa application form.
  •  Upload or attach the applicant’s required documents for the visa.
  • Pay the visa fee.
  • Upon successful payment, the applicant may submit his application.
  • Upon successful approval, the applicant will receive the eVisa in his email inbox.
  • It takes around ten days for visa processing. Therefore, the applicant needs to apply at least in advance of ten working days. The applicants who need a referral visa should apply two months in advance.

Entry Ports:

Applicants who have received visa approvals can enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the following five specified Entry Points:

  •  Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA)
  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)
  •  Tunduma border
  •  Namanga border

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Tanzania

The following travellers need a visa to come to Tanzania by any method of travel – by plane, by road, by train, or cruise ship