Tanzania Visa Process
For entry into the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania for tourism purposes it is necessary to have a valid foreign passport with an expiry date of at least six more months at the moment of crossing the border of the Republic. The passport must have two blank pages for seals and stamps on border crossing.
There are two ways to get a tourist visa.
Receiving VISA upon arrival to Tanzania:
Tourist visa will be stamped into your passport by the immigration authorities of Tanzania upon arrival to the country. You may receive visa on arrival in one of the following border points:
- Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Zanzibar International Airport
- Dar es Salaam International Airport
- The border crossings between Kenya and Tanzania (Namanga / Taveta)
Remember that arriving on the territory of Tanzania through other border crossings, you should have a valid visa stamp in your passport.
Applying an online visa:
The Tanzania Immigration Services department launched a new online visa service. A prospective visitor to the United Republic of Tanzania can now easily apply, make payments and receive his/her Visa grant notice online
To access these services, an applicant is required to visit the Tanzania Immigration Services Department’s website www.immigration.go.tz click “e-services” button: select “Online Visa Application”: and fill the Visa Application Form.
Then, an applicant will submit his/her relevant scanned document attachments online; after which he/she will receive an email message containing User Identification Number that he/she can use to track status of his/her visa application online.
Thereafter, an applicant will be required to make payment of his/her visa application fee either by Visa Card, Master Card or Swift Transfer. After payment of the respective fee, an applicant will receive a notification that the payment has been received.
Finally, the applicant will receive a “Visa Grant Notice” through his/her email, and begin his/her trip to the United Republic of Tanzania.
Citizens of the following countries should get a special referred visa in advance in one of the Tanzanian overseas diplomatic missions. Without a visa received in a Tanzanian diplomatic mission, they will be denied entry to the United Republic.
Afghanistan Ethiopia Mali Somalia
Abkhazia; Eritrea Morocco Sri Lanka
Azerbaijan; Equatorial Guinea Mauritania Tajikistan
Bangladesh The Republic of Kazakhstan Niger Turkmenistan
Chad; The Republic of Kyrgyzstan The State of Palestine Sierra Leone
Djibouti; Lebanon Senegal