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Required documentation

1. Visa application form (duly completed, dated and signed) (document icon pdf Download the application form in fillable PDF-Format here)

2. Valid Passport (valid for at least six (6) months from the date of entering Tanzania).

3. One (1) photograph. (back, white or coloured)

The characteristics of photography

The photo must be recent (taken in the last 6 months) and reflecting your current appearance
The photograph can be done by a professional or in a photo booth

a) Color: In color

b) Format: The photo should measure 35mm wide and 45mm high

c) Orientation of the head, gaze, expression and eyes

  • The face must be completely visible and clear
  • Face in front of the lens
  • The head must be straight
  • Neutral expression and closed mouth
  • The eyes must be perfectly visible and open

d) Quality of the photo: The photo must be clean, without crease or trace.

e) Background: The background behind you in the photo must be clean and must be light in color (white, off-white, light gray).

f) Glasses and frames: The frame must not obscure the eyes.

4. Depending on the purpose of your visit:

  • Tourist:
    Provide photocopies of hotel booking, airline ticket, booking from a tour operator in case participating in a tourist trail.
  • Business /Mission:
    Provide a detailed invitation letter from your host in Tanzania indicating travel dates, support, address and full contacts of the host including telephone number in Tanzania.
  • Visiting friends / private:
    Copy of an invitation letter of your host indicating full contacts. In case the inviting person is non Tanzanian, a copy of the resident permit is required.

5. Fees:

  • 30 Euros – Transit Visa
  • 50 Euros – Ordinary Visa (Single entry, valid of 3 months starting from the date of issue).
  • 250 Euros - Business Visa (Issued for one entry only and valid for 3 months)
  • 100 Euros – Multiple Entry (valid for one year)

    The visa fee must be paid in cash, by credit card or bank transfer to the order of the Embassy of Tanzania.

6. If applying through mail: Please send a registered self-addressed stamped envelope.

7. Processing Time: Three (3) working days.

8. Vaccinations:-

  • Yellow fever vaccination needed for Zanzibar.
  • A treatment for malaria is recommended.

Opening hours : 10:00 – 13:00 HRS / Monday to Friday.


List of countries which their nationals do not require Visa

  1. Antigua &Barbuda
  2. Anguilla
  3. Ashmore & Certie Island
  4. Bahamas
  5. Barbados
  6. Bermuda
  7. Belize
  8. Brunei
  9. British Virgin Island
  10. British Indian Ocean Territory
  11. Botswana
  12. Cyprus
  13. Cayman Island
  14. Channel Island
  15. Cocoas Island
  16. Cook Island
  17. Christmas Island
  18. Dominica
  19. Falkland Island
  20. Gambia
  21. Ghana
  22. Gibraltar
  23. Grenada
  1. Guernsey
  2. Guyana
  3. Heard Island
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Isle of man
  6. Jamaica
  7. Jersey
  8. Kenya
  9. Kiribati
  10. Lesotho
  11. Malawi
  12. Montserrat
  13. Malaysia
  14. Madagascar
  15. Malta
  16. Mauritius
  17. Macao
  18. Mozambique
  19. Nauru
  20. Naue Island
  21. Norfolk Island
  22. Namibia
  1. Papua new Guinea
  2. Rwanda
  3. Romania
  4. Ross Dependency
  5. Samoa
  6. Seychelles
  7. Singapore
  8. Swaziland
  9. Solomon Island
  10. Kitts&Navis
  11. Lucia
  12. Vicent
  13. Helana
  14. South Africa
  15. Trinidad & Tobago
  16. Turks & Caicos
  17. Tokelan
  18. Tonga
  19. Tuvalu
  20. Vanuatu
  21. Uganda
  22. Zambia
  23. Zimbabwe

List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa

This is a Visa granted to nationals of the countries which require a special clearance and approval from the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services prior to the issuance of Visa. (The processing of the application may take several weeks).

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Abkhazia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Chad
  6. Djibouti
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Eritrea
  1. Equatorial Guinea
  2. Kazakhstan Republic
  3. Kyigten Republic
  4. Lebanon
  5. Mali
  6. Mauritania
  7. Niger
  8. Palestine
  1. Senegal
  2. Somalia
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Somali land
  5. Sierra Leone
  6. Tajikistan
  7. Turkmenistan
  8. Uzbekistan and
  9. Stateless persons or persons with refugee status.