Passports and Travel Documents

Tanzania government issues various types of passports and other travel documents as provided for by the Tanzania Passports and other Travel documents Cap 42 of 2002 and its Regulations of 2004. 

Types of Passports and Travel.

Ordinary Passport

An ordinary passport may be issued to any citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of travelling outside the United Republic of Tanzania

 Service Passport

A service passport may be issued to a citizen of the United Republic who is entitled to such passport as specified by the Tanzania Passports and Travel documents Act of 2002.

 Diplomatic Passport

A Diplomatic passport may be issued to a citizen of the United Republic who is entitled to such passport as specified by the Tanzania Passports and Travel documents Act of 2002.

 Emergency Travel Document

Emergency travel documents (ETD) may be issued to a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania who is travelling on an emergency journey. It may also be issued to a citizen of the United Republic who is stranded abroad and cannot get a passport. ETD has a validity of 3 months and it is single journey only.

 Certificate of Identity

This document may be issued to a person who is not a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania and cannot obtain a passport from the his country of origin or does not have citizenship of any country for the purpose of travelling outside the United Republic of Tanzania.

Geneva Convention Travel Document

This document may be issued to any refugee granted asylum in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Requirements for Application of Passports 

 

Application for a passport shall be accompanied by:

- A Birth Certificate or Affidavit of Birth or Certificate of Naturalization of the applicant (In case the applicant is a citizen by naturalization).

- A birth Certificate or Affidavit of Birth or Certificate of Naturalization of the applicant's parent or parents'

- National Identity Card,

- Recent, clear 1 passport size photograph.

In case the applicant is below the age of 18 years, the parent's or legal guardian must accompany the applicant and submit a written consent regarding the applicants’ trip outside the country.

 Supporting Documents for Specific Trips.

1. PRIVATE TRIP

The application for private trip shall be supported by:-

proof of applicant's activities;

invitation letter, copy of inviter’s passport or proof of immigration status of the inviter;

permission letter from the employer if the applicant is employed or

a letter from the Ward Executive Officer/Sheha, where the applicant resides.

Application letter.

2. EMPLOYMENT TRIP

The application for employment trip shall be supported by:-

offer of employment/employment contract;

academic certificates of the applicant or;

relevant documents from recruiting agents/companies in case of non professional jobs;

a letter from Ward Executive Officer/Sheha where the applicant resides;

3. STUDY TRIP

4. RELIGIOUS TRIP

The application for religious trip shall be supported by:

5. MEDICAL TREATMENT TRIP

The application for medical treatment trip shall be supported by:

6. SPORTS TRIP

The application for sports trip shall be accompanied by:

7. OFFICIAL TRIP

The application for official trip shall be accompanied by:

8. BUSINESS TRIP

The application for business trip shall be accompanied by:

  1. A valid business license and Tax Identification Number-TIN;
  2. A letter from the Ward Executive Officer/Sheha where the applicant resides.

9. SEAMAN TRIP

NB: The applicant might be required to submit additional documents as may be determined by the authority.

Requirements for Application of other travel Documents.

Emergency Travel Document

 Certificate of Identity

The application for Certificate of Identity shall be accompanied by:

police loss report in case the applicant lost his passport and there is no Embassy of his country of origin in Tanzania;

a written account detailing circumstances in which the passport was lost;

for applicants born in Tanzania, evidence as to such birth must be submitted;

two passport size photographs.

 Geneva Convention Travel Document

The application for Geneva Convention Travel Document shall be accompanied by:

a letter from the Director of Refugee Department;

a copy of Refugee Identity Card and

two passport size photographs.

  

Application for Replacement of Passports and Travel Documents.

Where a passport has expired or its Visa pages are full, the holder of such passport may apply for a new passport.

Documents to support application for replacement of a Passport and Travel Document

The application for a Replacement of a Passport shall be accompanied by:

Application Letter;

Dully filled-in Passport Application Form;

  

 

Requirements for Replacement of Stolen or Lost Passports.

Where a passport is lost, stolen or severely damaged, application for replacement shall be accompanied by a sworn declaration of the circumstances surrounding the loss, theft or damage of the passport and authority to which the loss, theft or damage was reported.

For those who lost their Passport outside Tanzania, they must submit the Emergence Travel Document issued to them at the Embassy/High Commission to facilitate their coming back;

If the Passport was burnt, an introduction letter from the Chairman of the Ward Executive Office and the repot from the Fire Brigade and Rescue Force must be submitted.

Revocation of Passports and Travel Documents.

The Commissioner General of Immigration Services at any time may revoke the passport or other travel documents issued to the holder where:-

The holder of a passport allows another person to use his/her passport.

The holder of a passport has been deported or repatriated to the United Republic of Tanzania at the expense of the Government.

The holder has ceased to be a citizen of United Republic of Tanzania.

The holder engages in illicit drug trafficking, money laundering, migrant trafficking, terrorism acts or any other illegal transaction, Or

It is in the national interests or national security 

Revocation of a Passports and Travel Documents

Application Fee for Electronic Passports.


Application form 20,000/= 15

Electronic Passport and Travel Document

TYPE

FEE

TANZANIA

FEE

EMBASSY (USD)

ORDINARY ELECTRONIC PASSPORT 130,000/=                          75
SERVICE ELECTRONIC PASSPORT 130,000/=                           75
DIPLOMATIC ELECTRONIC PASSPORT 130,000/=                           75
EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT 20, 000/=                           20
CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY 10,000/=
GENERAL CONVENTION TRAVEL DOCUMENT 20,000/=

 

 

 

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