Applicants are institutions/companies/ employers registered in Tanzania except for retired person.
Applications for Residence Permits Class ‘B’ and ‘C’ should obtain their Residence Permit prior to coming into the country, except for Residence Permit Class “A”. Applicants should obtain relevant Registration Certificate or license from relevant professional boards as the case may be.
-All applicants of Residence Permits should first obtain Work Permit from the Ministry of Labour, except those coming for other purposes such as studies, Research, attending court case and retired persons.
Residence Permit Class A may be granted to a person other than a prohibited Immigrant who intends to enter or remain in Tanzania and engage in trade, Business, Profession, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, prospecting of Minerals or manufacture.
REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'A'
(i) Application forms (T.I.F.1) in duplicate duly filled in;
(ii) Security Bond (T.I.F.12);
(iii) Covering letter;
(iv) Curriculum Vitae (CV);
(v) A copy of National Passport (with validity of not less than a year);
(vi) Certified copies of Academic Certificates (if any);
(vii) Evidence of capital of the company. This includes:-
(a) Bank Statement(s);
(b) Balance Sheet;
(c) A list of the company's assets with their value;
(d) Proof of ownership of assets/properties
e.g. Motor Vehicle Registration Cards, Title Deed/Certificate of Right of occupancy etc.
(e) Proof of importation of company goods (if any) etc.
(viii) Evidence of the Premises of the company. This may include:-
(a) Lease Agreement – (if it is a leased premise) or
(b) Title deed (if it is a company's property)
(ix) Memorandum and Articles of Association (for a limited company)
(x) Certificate of Incorporation, Compliance or Registration of the Company/Business as the case may be.
Applicants for Residence Permits Class A are advised to consult the Business Registration and Licensing Authority on how to register a Company or Business in United Republic of Tanzania.
(xi) Extract from Register for business not incorporated as a Limited Company
(xii) Business Licenses (These may include special licenses issued to some businesses, e.g. Industrial License, Mining License, Casino License, Tourist Agent's License) etc.
(xiii) Registration Certificates from relevant Regulatory Authorities (other Businesses require authorization from Specific Regulatory Authorities)
(xiv) Value Added Tax (VAT) Certificate (for Businesses entitled to pay this type of tax)
(xv) Tax Payer's Identity Number (T.I.N.) Certificate;
(xvi) Business License Tax Clearance Certificate;
(xvii) Certificate of Incentive (in case the Business or project has been registered with the Tanzania Investment Centre - T.I.C. or Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority - ZIPA for Zanzibar);
(xviii) Share Certificate (where the applicant is a share holder in a registered company);
(xix) Transfer of Share(s)/Stock Deed (incase the applicant is a share holder by virtue of some shares being transferred to him );
(xx) Board Resolution i.e. Extract of the Board Meeting resolving to appoint the applicant as a Director (where the applicant is not among the first Directors);
(xxi) Return of Allotment of Shares (Form No. 55(a) from the Registrar of Companies incase the applicant has been allotted some shares and should include a Board resolution resolving to expand the capital of the company and allot a number of shares to the applicant;
(xxii) Six Passport Size photographs.
Note: Application for Residence Permit Class ‘A' may be lodged at Immigration Department's Headquarters or The Tanzania Investment Centre-TIC or Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority-ZIPA for Zanzibar (incase the business or project has been registered with TIC and ZIPA respectively).
FEES FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'A'
After an application for Residence Permit Class A has been approved and the applicant notified on the approval of the same, he is required to pay fee as prescribed from time to time.see fee structure. The approval will cease to have effect after sixty days from the date of such notification pursuant to regulation 29 of the Immigration Regulations
Residence Permit Class 'A'
Residence Permit Class 'B'
Residence Permit Class 'C'
Residence Permit Class A may be granted to a person who intends to reside in Tanzania and engage in trade, Business, Profession, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, prospecting of Minerals or manufacturing.
REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'A'
-A list of the company's assets with their value;
-Proof of ownership of assets/properties
e.g. Motor Vehicle Registration Cards, Title Deed/Certificate of Right of occupancy.
-Proof of importation of company goods (Bill of lading).
Where to Lodge the Application
Application for Residence Permit Class ‘A' may be lodged at Immigration Services Department's Headquarters or Economic Processing Zone (EPZA), The Tanzania Investment Centre-TIC or at the Zanzibar Immigration Head Office or Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority-ZIPA.
Residence Permit class ‘B’ is issued to a foreigner who has obtained specified employment in Tanzania and has been issued with a Work Permit from the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'B'
Where/How to Lodge application
Application for Residence Permit Class ‘B' may be lodged at Immigration Services Department's Headquarters or Economic Processing Zone (EPZA), The Tanzania Investment Centre-TIC, Zanzibar Immigration Head Office or Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority-ZIPA.
Residence Permit Class "C” may be issued to the following categories of persons:-
Special Preferential Treatment EAC Nationals
Students from East African Community Partner States are not required to apply for Residence Permit Class ‘C’. Instead, they are issued with the Exemption Certificate, which is not paid for.
WINDING UP OF AFFAIRS
VALIDITY OF RESIDENCE PERMITS
Validity of Residence Permit ranges from four months to twenty four months depending on;
|Fees in USD|
|non East African Community Member State||East African Community Member State|
|A-1||Prospecting and mining||Persons engage into prospecting of minerals or mining||3,000||1,500|
|A-2||Large scale investment-trade and business including agriculture and animal husbandry||Persons intending to engage in into large scale investments trade and business including agriculture and animal husbandry||3,000||1,500|
|A-3||Prescribed profession and consultancy services||Persons having professional/qualification s intend to practice such professional and consultancy.||3,000||1,500|
Small scale trade, business, fishing farming
|Person who have been residing in the country and engaged in small scale trade , business artisanship ,fishing, farming||1000||500|
|A-5||Diaspora Investors||Prospective investors who nationality of origin was Tanzania||1000||-|
RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'B'
|Category||Sector||Eligibility||Fees in USD||Fees for EAC member states|
|B-1||Specific employment by specific employer||Persons who have been offered specific employment by specific employer and have the required qualifications and experience||2000||500|
|B-2||Specific employment by specific employer||Professionals technician and Associate professionals from EAC partner states as prescribed in the schedule to the EAC Common Market Protocol.||-||500|
RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'C'
|Category||Sector||eligibility||Fees in USD||EAC member states|
|C-1||Researchers||Person who have been approved by competent authority to conduct research in the country||500||250|
|C-2||Retired person||Retired person who have adequate income to sustain them and their dependents while in the country.||500||250|
|C-3||Approved religious activities||Person who engage in religious activities approved by the Government||250||100|
|C-4||Winding up affairs||Employee previously held residence permit class B requiring to wind up affairs after termination of contract||200||100|
|C-5||Volunteers||Persons engage in non-remunerated activities on voluntary basis||200||100|
|C-6||Medical treatment||Persons attending medical treatment at recognised hospitals or medical institutions||200||100|
|C-7||NGO,s||Persons employed in NGO,s||500||250|
|C-8||Parties and witness in courts and tribunals||Persons attending court and tribunals as parties and witness in cases.||500||250|
Holders of Residence Permits Class 'A', 'B' and 'C' are required to obtain Re-entry passes after their applications have been approved.