Entry Requirements and Visa Information

ENTRY REQUREMENTS

Any foreigner seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:

Entry authorization

Upon complying with the entry requirements, a visitor is issued with a Visitor's Pass with validity not exceeding three months (and not exceeding six months for citizens of EAC Member States).  

TYPES OF VISA

Visa:

A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period of time. A visa is issued to a visitor who intends to enter into Tanzania for the purpose of visit, tourism, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, attending conference or any other related activities recognised by Laws of the country.

Note:

It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the United Republic of Tanzania. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to the National Interests. there are various types of Visa as described below:

 

SINGLE ENTRY VISA (ORDINARY VISA)

This Visa is issued for a single entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for the purpose of holidays, visiting, leisure, health treatment, studies or any other activity legally recognized by the Law.

MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA

This Visa is issued to persons whose nature of their businesses or circumstances require them to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania. The maximum validity of this Visa is twelve months. However, the holder of the Multiple Visa cannot stay in the country for 12 consecutive months. They are required to leave the country at least after every three months.

TRANSIT VISA

This Visa may be issued to a person for the purpose of transiting to another destination outside the United Republic for a period not exceeding seven days. The applicant of this visa is required to have a Visa of the destination country.

BUSINESS VISA

Business visa will be issued once to foreigners so as to allow them to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania for the following purposes;

  1. To conduct special assignments such as fixing/repairing machines or to run short term training, etc.
  2. To conduct professional roles such as auditing accounts etc.
  3. To conduct lawful business according to the laws of the country.

Business visa will be issued at the Immigration Headquarters, Dar Es Salaam, the Immigration Head Office, Zanzibar, Entry Points and Tanzanian Consular Offices abroad.

Referral Cases

There are some countries which their nationals require special clearance from the Commissioner General of Immigration or the Commissioner of Immigration (Zanzibar) prior to issuance of the Visa. These countries fall under the Referral Visa Category. Applicants whose nationals fall under this category are not advised to book flight tickets or make payments for any reservations in Tanzania before they get approval for their Visa. Applicants of Referral Visa are advised to apply at least two months before their date of travel.

Note: Refugees who hold Vienna Convention documents are also required to obtain referral visa prior to coming to Tanzania.

List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa.

COUNTRIES WHICH THEIR NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE VISA

 

Note:

Possession of a Visa for United Republic of Tanzania does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is satisfied that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to national interests or security.

VISA FEE

TYPES OF VISA

VISA FEES IN USD

MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA

100

SINGLE ENTRY VISA

50

BUSINESS VISA

250

TRANSIT VISA

30

REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA

SINGLE ENTRY VISA

MULTIPLE VISA

TRANSIT VISA

BUSINESS VISA

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

Exemption Certificate is issued to:

NOTE: No fee is paid for the Exemption Certificate.

REQUIREMENTS FOR EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR EAST AFRICAN STUDENTS

REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS IN EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

PASSES

DEPENDENT PASS

This Pass may be issued to;

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPENDANT PASS

NOTE

A male child who is above 18 years old is not entitled to be dependent.

IN TRANSIT PASS

This pass may be issued to a foreigner for the purpose of passing through the United Republic of Tanzania to a destination outside the United Republic. Validity of the In-transit Pass shall not exceed seven days.

A SPECIAL PASS

This Pass may be issued to a foreigner living in or entering the United Republic of Tanzania in order to afford him an opportunity to apply for and obtain a Residence Permit or Pass or complete any immigration formality.

A VISITORS PASS

This Pass may be issued to a prospective visitor to the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of:-

NOTE: The validity of Visitors pass shall not exceed 90 days or six months for citizens of the EAC Member States.

RE-ENTRY PASS

Re- entry pass may be issued to any person lawfully entitled to re- enter the United Republic of Tanzania after a journey to any place outside Tanzania.

A Re-entry Pass shall be valid for such period not exceeding the period of the validity of Residence Permit.

BUSINESS PASS

Business Pass may be issued for single or multiple entries to a person from the country whose nationals do not require Visa to enter the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of temporarily conducting business, trade, profession or assignment. The validity of Business Visa is three months and it is non- extendable.

MIGRANT PASS

Migrant Pass is issued to persons of African descent from neighbouring countries who migrated into the United Republic before 1972 and continues to reside without having a passport or identification from their countries of origin.

STUDENT’S PASS 1        

Student’s Pass 1 is issued to any person studying in approved training establishments in the country including children of persons legally residing in the country who are above the age of 18 years.

STUDENT’S PASS 2

Student’s Pass 2 is issued to children of persons legally residing in the country who are below the age of 18 years and have not been endorsed in their parents Residence Permits.


 

Pass

Fees in USD

Fees for E.A countries

Fees in TSH

Dependant Pass

500

150

Dependant pass for foreigner wife married to Tanzanian husband

-

-

100,000

Business Pass

200

100

Re- entry pass             

50

50

Special pass

600

600

Student Pass1

200

Gratis

Student Pass 2

100

Gratis

Migrant pass

-

-

10,000