Tanzania visa application and requirements

Tanzania Visa

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Tanzanian Visa Types

VisaHQ offers access to applicants looking to apply for any of the Tanzanian e-visas. You can apply for a tourist e-visa, business e-visa or a transit e-visa provided you meet all the requirements and are from one of the eligible countries listed in the previous paragraph. The application process can be completed in under 20 minutes then you can submit it for approval. If your application is successful, the e-visa will be forwarded to your email which you can later print. Read on to learn more as we review each e-visa under the electronic e-visa program.

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Tanzania Business e Visa

The business e-visa is for business professionals, investors, representatives of organizations and companies, or invited participants at conferences, seminars, and fairs. You can use this e-visa to settle estates, visit for contract negotiations, connect with buyers and suppliers, and do any other business-related activity. This e-visa is not a work visa, so you cannot engage in any economic activity that will earn you financial remuneration in any way.

The Tanzanian business as e visa is also issued as a single-entry visa for visits of not more than 90 days, so you are expected to have concluded your assignment on or before the last day. The e-visa for US business visitors is different as they have access to 1-year business e-visas, which allows them to stay and pursue their activities for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

To avail this e-visa, the holder will need to provide documents to validate their visit.

Port of Entry

You can enter the United Republic of Tanzania through airports, land routes, and the seaports. Here are the approved routes.

Airports

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport

Borders

  • Tuduma
  • Namanga

Seaports

All Seaports in Tanzania

This Visa is issued for a single entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for the purpose of holidays, tourism, visiting, leisure, short time health treatment or any other activity legally recognized by the Law of the United Republic of Tanzania.

This Visa is issued for a multiple entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for the purpose of holidays, tourism, visiting, leisure, short time health treatment or any other activity legally recognized by the Law of the United Republic of Tanzania.

This type of visa is issued to persons whose nature of their businesses or circumstances require them to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania.

This visa may be issued to a person for the purpose of transiting to another destination outside the United Republic of Tanzania for a period not exceeding seven days. The applicant of this visa is required to hold a visa of the destination country. Fill out Tanza

This type of visa is issued to persons whose nature of their businesses or circumstances require them to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Fill out Tanzania Business E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. Business Letter (soft copy). A business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in Tanzania. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of Tanzania, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Tanzania.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Parental approval. Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    A copy of their ID.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Parental approval. Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    A copy of their ID.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of confirmed tickets showing entry and exit to and from Tanzania.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Additional Requirements. If visiting for Meetings/Workshops:
    • Invitation Letter;
    • Business License;
    If visiting for Exhibition and Trade Fairs Organized by Government & Private Institutions:
    • Invitation Letter;
    If visiting for Humanitarians and charity activities:
    • Invitation Letter;
    • NGO’s Registration Certificates;
    • Invitation letter from a legally registered Institution/ Company or university/college;
    • Certificate of Registration
    If visiting for Health treatment:
    • Medical Report
    If visiting for Family visit:
    • Marriage Certificate for Spause/Birth Certificate for Children;
    • A copy of birth certificate (Child).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of confirmed tickets showing entry and exit to and from Tanzania.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Tanzania, United Republic of, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Personal letter. Applicant's letter detailing the nature of business he/she wishes to undertake (if visiting for Setting up a business).

  • Business Permit. Permission from a competent authority (if visiting for Business research).

  • Contract. Contract for service (if visiting for Technical activities with registered-private Companies/Institutions OR Facilitate trade in services OR Implementation of technical & Service contract OR Pre-skills test ).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Cover Letter. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Tanzania.

  • Taxpayer Identification Number. Please provide a copy of the host company's Taxpayer Identification Number.

  • Business License. Copy of the host company's Business license.

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Tanzania, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Digital copy of a recent passport-sized photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Tanzania explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Tanzania explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Business Letter. Business Letter (soft copy). A business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in Tanzania. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of Tanzania, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Tanzania.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Tanzania, United Republic of, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Parental approval. Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    A copy of their ID.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Parental approval. Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    A copy of their ID.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of confirmed tickets showing entry and exit to and from Tanzania.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Additional Requirements. If visiting for Meetings/Workshops:
    • Invitation Letter;
    • Business License;
    If visiting for Exhibition and Trade Fairs Organized by Government & Private Institutions:
    • Invitation Letter;
    If visiting for Humanitarians and charity activities:
    • Invitation Letter;
    • NGO’s Registration Certificates;
    • Invitation letter from a legally registered Institution/ Company or university/college;
    • Certificate of Registration
    If visiting for Health treatment:
    • Medical Report
    If visiting for Family visit:
    • Marriage Certificate for Spause/Birth Certificate for Children;
    • A copy of birth certificate (Child).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of confirmed tickets showing entry and exit to and from Tanzania.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Tanzania, United Republic of, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Personal letter. Applicant's letter detailing the nature of business he/she wishes to undertake (if visiting for Setting up a business).

  • Business Permit. Permission from a competent authority (if visiting for Business research).

  • Contract. Contract for service (if visiting for Technical activities with registered-private Companies/Institutions OR Facilitate trade in services OR Implementation of technical & Service contract OR Pre-skills test ).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Cover Letter. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Tanzania.

  • Taxpayer Identification Number. Please provide a copy of the host company's Taxpayer Identification Number.

  • Business License. Copy of the host company's Business license.

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Tanzania, New York, NY ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Digital copy of a recent passport-sized photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Tanzania explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Tanzania explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. Business Letter (soft copy). A business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in Tanzania. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of Tanzania, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Tanzania.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Parental approval. Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    A copy of their ID.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Parental approval. Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    A copy of their ID.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of confirmed tickets showing entry and exit to and from Tanzania.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Additional Requirements. If visiting for Meetings/Workshops:
    • Invitation Letter;
    • Business License;
    If visiting for Exhibition and Trade Fairs Organized by Government & Private Institutions:
    • Invitation Letter;
    If visiting for Humanitarians and charity activities:
    • Invitation Letter;
    • NGO’s Registration Certificates;
    • Invitation letter from a legally registered Institution/ Company or university/college;
    • Certificate of Registration
    If visiting for Health treatment:
    • Medical Report
    If visiting for Family visit:
    • Marriage Certificate for Spause/Birth Certificate for Children;
    • A copy of birth certificate (Child).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of confirmed tickets showing entry and exit to and from Tanzania.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Tanzania, United Republic of, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Personal letter. Applicant's letter detailing the nature of business he/she wishes to undertake (if visiting for Setting up a business).

  • Business Permit. Permission from a competent authority (if visiting for Business research).

  • Contract. Contract for service (if visiting for Technical activities with registered-private Companies/Institutions OR Facilitate trade in services OR Implementation of technical & Service contract OR Pre-skills test ).

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Cover Letter. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Tanzania.

  • Taxpayer Identification Number. Please provide a copy of the host company's Taxpayer Identification Number.

  • Business License. Copy of the host company's Business license.

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Tanzania, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Digital copy of a recent passport-sized photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Tanzania explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. Copy of purchased round trip tickets or itinerary (Applicant's name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Tanzania explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Applicants are required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified Entry Points, which are:
    Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA);
    Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA);
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA);
    Namanga border;
    Tunduma border.
  • Applicants are required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified Entry Points, which are:
    Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA);
    Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA);
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA);
    Namanga border;
    Tunduma border.
  • Applicants are required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified Entry Points, which are:
    Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA);
    Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA);
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA);
    Namanga border;
    Tunduma border.
  • Applicants are required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified Entry Points, which are:
    Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA);
    Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA);
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA);
    Namanga border;
    Tunduma border.
  • Applicants are required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified Entry Points, which are:
    Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA);
    Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA);
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA);
    Namanga border;
    Tunduma border.
  • Applicants are required to enter the United Republic of Tanzania through the five specified Entry Points, which are:
    Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA);
    Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA);
    Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA);
    Namanga border;
    Tunduma border.
  • Additional requirement/s for the purposes of Director of Company Registered in Tanzania visit; or, Consultancy with Registred Companies NGO's and Other Institutions
    PDF Copy of an invitation from the host company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa.
    PDF Copy of registration certificate or Certificate of Incorporation/Compliance.
    PDF Copy of Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder.
  • Additional requirement/s for the purpose of Regular Family Visits
    PDF Copy of an invitation from the host company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa.
    PDF Copy of Marriage Certificate for Spouse.
    PDF Copy of Birth Certificate for Child.

Tanzania Business E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
10 business days
Embassy fee:$253.75
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$342.75
$342.75
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
10 business days
Embassy fee:$253.75
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$342.75
$342.75
Single entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
10 business days
Embassy fee:$253.75
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$342.75
$342.75
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
10 business days
Embassy fee:$102.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$161.00
$161.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
10 business days
Embassy fee:$102.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$161.00
$161.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
10 business days
Embassy fee:$102.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$161.00
$161.00
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Tanzanian Visa Policy

Tanzania has a visa policy that mandates visitors to hold a visa before they can enter the country unless the case persons are from visa-exempt countries. The revised Chapter 54 of the Immigration Act sets the template for immigration requirements and duration of stay in the country. Nationals from visa-exempt countries are allowed to arrive in Tanzania before receiving a visa on arrival, which will qualify them to enter the country as legal visitors. The visa on arrival allows them to stay in Tanzania for up to 3 months, but should they decide to stay much longer, they must apply for a consular visa before making the trip.

Visa Exempt Countries

As pointed out above, that a visitor is from a visa-exempt country doesn’t mean they don’t need a visa; instead, a visa on arrival will be issued to them for three months. According to the Immigration Act, there are countries on the exempt list whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival. To be sure of your eligibility, consult the list of approved countries.

Besides the visa-on-arrival program, an e-visa program was introduced on the 26th of November, 2018. This visa program is also open to selected countries totaling more than 150 countries. This e-visa application is submitted electronically, eliminating the need to visit the Tanzanian diplomatic mission office or wait at the border or airport for a visa upon arrival.

Tanzania Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for this e visa to Tanzania are as follows.

  • You must be a citizen of any of the eligible countries
  • You must have the required valid documents
  • You must have no intention of staying in the country permanently
  • You must have proof of sufficient funds to cover your expenses

Key Information

The e visas reviews above cover Mainland Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar.

  • Business and tourist visa holders can visit Zanzibar if they so wish unless otherwise stated in their travel documents.
  • E visas are not work visas, so they can’t be used to look for employment. For work visas, people seeking employment in Tanzania must apply to Tanzanian foreign missions abroad.
  • It is illegal to overstay your visa, so endeavor to leave before it expires or seek an extension if necessary. Applications for extension must be submitted before the current visa expires.
  • Visitors are advised to travel with the same passport they used for the e-visa application, not a different one.
  • Parents or guardians traveling with minors must apply for a separate e-visa on their behalf and provide proof of parental consent documents signed by the parent (in case of guardians) or a civil status certificate to prove that the minor is their child (parent).
  • Visitors must print out a copy of their e visas and travel with it to Tanzania as proof that they are legal visitors
  • Tanzania's immigration officers have the right to deny a visitor entry into the country even if they possess valid visas. Officers must examine the visitor's documents and ask them questions about the purpose of their trips and may deny a visitor entry if their documents are Invalid or if their visit is suspicious
  • The visa application fee is not refundable and must be paid before the application form can be submitted. Paying the application fee is not a guarantee that the e visa will be issued. Fees are paid online with a credit or debit card.
  • Visitors are advised to use only approved entry routes during their visits. While they can exit using any route, the approved airports, seaports and land borders should be the only means of entry.
  • Visitors with dual citizenship must use a passport issued by one of the countries on the Eligibility list.
  • Transit visitors must book their Onward flight for a third country with a flight ticket to show as proof. Should they decide to leave the airport for sometime they will have to show their onward flight ticket as proof that they will return to the airport to continue their journey.

Tanzania Visa Online – Get your Tanzania e-Visa with VisaHQ

Did you know that you can apply for a Tanzanian visa online through VisaHQ? VisaHQ makes it possible to apply for e-visas from any part of the world as long as you have a smartphone or laptop with access to the internet.

How To obtain a visa with VisaHQ?

Interested applicants can submit their applications for any of these visas through VisaHQ if they are from e-visa-eligible countries and possess the documents mandated by the Tanzanian authorities. If you wish to apply, you should be interested to know that the process will only take some minutes to complete. Here are the steps to take.

Complete The Application: You must navigate to the e-visa application page on our platform to start the process. Select the e-visa you want and carefully fill out the application form with only accurate details. Your travel, personal and passport information must align with the information on your documents so you don’t risk rejection.

Attach The Required Documents: The next step is to upload the required documents for the e-visa you selected. Only valid documents will be accepted. If you submit documents that are not yours the application will be rejected.

Get Your e-Visa: After submitting your application, you may have to wait 1-10 working days, depending on how quickly the Tanzanian authorities can process your application.

Once approved, the e-visa will be forwarded to your verified email address. Please print it out and travel with it.

These are the three simple steps to take to complete your online application form. Do this and prepare for your upcoming trip to the East African nation.

Why Use VisaHQ?

VisaHQ is a trusted and reliable platform because of their streamlined and seamless application process. Many trust the platform for their online visa applications because of how well structured the application can be. Even if you have never applied for an online visa on your own before, you can get it right the first time with VisaHQ. The process takes only a few minutes and you can get technical support in case you have any issue.

If you would like to apply for any of the available Tanzanian e visas, this platform is the best option for the following reasons:

  • We are a trusted brand with more than 2 decades of experience
  • We have representatives scattered across 6 countries in several locations to provide value-added services to our clients
  • Fast and easy application process. Our application process takes only some minutes to complete
  • You can apply for more than one visa in one time
  • Our site is safe and secure, so your sensitive information will not fall into the wrong hands
  • Have a support team of professionals who are available 24/7 to guide you
  • You can track your application from your phone

Enjoy all these and more by choosing VisaHQ as your trusted online visa application platform. Head to the application page now to get started or reach out to our technical staff for more inquiries and they will respond to your needs as quickly as possible.

Tanzania COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Tanzania is open for travelers from all countries, and most restrictions have been lifted domestically.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test. All unvaccinated arrivals must provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to entering.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    🏠Quarantine. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival to Tanzania, might be required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days.
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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