Tanzania visa application and requirements

Tanzania Visa

Tanzania visa

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A visa is required for this destination.

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.

  • Invitation Letter. 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.

  • For family visit only. • A copy of birth certificate (Child);
    • A copy of marriage certificate (Spouse).

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

  • Additional Requirements. Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder (if you intend to visit as Director of company registered in Tanzania).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.
    Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder

  • 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.

  • Invitation Letter. 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.

  • For family visit only. • A copy of birth certificate (Child);
    • A copy of marriage certificate (Spouse).

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

  • Additional Requirements. Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder (if you intend to visit as Director of company registered in Tanzania).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.
    Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder

  • 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.

  • Invitation Letter. 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.

  • For family visit only. • A copy of birth certificate (Child);
    • A copy of marriage certificate (Spouse).

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

  • Additional Requirements. Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder (if you intend to visit as Director of company registered in Tanzania).

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in the country of destination.
    Proof of being a director, an agent, representative, shareholder

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Visas to Tanzania are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Visas to Tanzania are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Business visa may be issued to foreign nationals who wish to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania for one of the following purposes:
    To conduct special assignments such as fixing/repairing machines or to run short term training, etc.;
    To conduct short time professional roles such as auditing accounts, making feasibility studies, establishing professionals and business contacts, making arrangements for investments during the startup period etc.;
    To conduct any other short term lawful business-related task recognised by the laws of the country and as may be determined by the issuing authority.
  • Visas to Tanzania are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Visas to Tanzania are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Visas to Tanzania are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Visas to Tanzania are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
  • 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.

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:$50.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$109.00
$109.00
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:$50.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$109.00
$109.00
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:$50.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$109.00
$109.00
Single entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$51.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
Single entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$51.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
Single entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$51.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$110.00
$110.00
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:$250.00
Service fee:$69.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$319.00
$319.00
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:$250.00
Service fee:$69.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$319.00
$319.00
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:$250.00
Service fee:$69.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$319.00
$319.00
Double entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$81.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$140.00
$140.00
Double entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$81.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$140.00
$140.00
Double entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$81.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$140.00
$140.00
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:$100.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$159.00
$159.00
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:$100.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$159.00
$159.00
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:$100.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$159.00
$159.00
Multiple entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$152.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$211.00
$211.00
Multiple entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$152.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$211.00
$211.00
Multiple entry (7 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 7 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$152.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$211.00
$211.00
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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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