Services

Description of ServiceFeeRemarks
New electronic passport$90Payable online
Shipping label or prepaid envelope Payable in Cash or Money order
Lost or Stolen Tanzania passport (1st time)$250Payable online
Lost or Stolen Tanzania passport (2nd time or more)$350Payable online
Damaged Electronic Passport$150Payable online
Children born in the United States$90Payable online
Visa for American Citizens$100Multiple entry valid for 12 months
Visa for Other Nationalities$50Single entry
Visa for travel document (holder, stateless person or any other person with refugee status)$50$50.00 additional may be required as handling fees
Class A Residence Permit$1620

Applies to:

  • Investors
  • Businessmen
  • Consultancy
Class B Residence Permit$620

Applies to:

  • Expatriates
  • Other employees approved by the Commissioner of Labor
Dependant pass$120 
Rush Visa Processing Fee$203 Workinq Days
Naturalization as Citizen of Tanzania$800

Applies to:

  • People who have been resident Tanzania of Tanzania for more than ten (10) years contributed toward Tanzanian economy or in terms of science and technology
  • Good character
  • Adequate knowledge of Kiswahili
Re-Entry Pass$20Given to people already legal residents to enable them to re-enter Tanzania.
Legalization of companies’ / Documents$200For each set of documents approved by the secretary of state
Authentication or verification of Individual Documents$20

Such as:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Driving license
  • School and college certificate
  • Passport
Carrying on Temporary Assignment ("CTA")$100

Primary Authority Given to:

  • A prospective investors
  • Short-term business
  • Consultancy and other technical undertakings
Emergency travel document$20Issued to citizens of Tanzania only

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Two applicant’s passport size photographs:- A letter of request (Note Verbale) from the mission he or she belongs to; and Hotel confirmation One visa application form (duly filled and signed by the applicant), Photocopy of the bio-data page of the passport.

1. Entry Requirements
Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in possession of a valid passport or any other authorized travel document valid for not less than six months, a document other than the National passport issued by a state or an International Organization and recognized by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania as a travel document.

  • A Residence Permit or a Pass or his name is endorsed upon the same;
  • A valid Visa (where applicable) from any Tanzania Mission abroad or on arrival at any designated entry points. Visa issuing centres.

2. 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, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, studies or any other related activities.  

3. Who requires a visa
All foreigners seeking to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania are required to have a valid visa, unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania.

4. 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).

(a) Single Entry VISA (Ordinary VISA / Tourist VISA)
This Visa is issued for a single entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for the purpose of holidays, business, health treatment, studies, leisure or any other activity legally recognized by the Law.

(b) Multiple VISA
This type of visa is issued to enable a foreigner to come to Tanzania for several times within the validity of the visa. Foreigners who, because of the nature of their business or investments need to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania are issued with multiple entry visas. The validity range of this visa is from three months to one year, provided that a single stay shall not exceed ninety days. Applications for a multiple entry visa are usually submitted by local contacts on behalf of the applicants. The fee is US $100 with exception of Pakistan nationals whose specific visa fee is US $200. 

(c) Transit VISA
Transit visa is granted to enable the visitor to pass through the United Republic of Tanzania to any other destination abroad. This type of visa is only issued to persons with onward tickets, sufficient funds for transit and an entry visa to the country of destination or any proof that prior arrangements have been made that satisfy this requirement. It is issued for a maximum period of fourteen (7) days and non extendable. Standard fee for Transit visa is US $30.

(d) Business VISA
Business Visa may be issued to persons for the purpose of temporarily conducting business, trade, professional or assignment for a period not exceeding three months and it is not extendable.

(e) Gratis Visa
This type of visa is issued to Diplomatic, Service and Official Passport holders, except when travelling on unofficial capacity in which they are subjected to pay prescribed fees. Holders of UN, SADC, AU Laissez-Passer and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania are granted gratis visa, except when travelling on non official capacity in which they are subject to pay for prescribed visa fees.

(f) 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 referral visa category are not advised to book flight tickets or make any reservations before they get their visa.

Visa fee rates:
Fee rates for Ordinary visa is US $50, except for the following Nationals with their specific visa rates in brackets; Pakistan (US $200), USA-(US $100), Ireland ( US $100 ), Transit visa is US $30, while standard Multiple visa is US $100.

VISA SECTION WORKING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 0900HRS TO 2.30HRS

List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa.

  • Afghanistan
  • Abkhazia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Kazakhstan Republic
  • Kyigten Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somali land
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan and
  • Stateless persons or persons with refugee status.

COUNTRIES WHICH THEIR NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE VISA

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Ashmore & Certie Island
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Belize
  • Brunei
  • British Virgin Island
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Botswana
  • Cyprus
  • Cayman Island
  • Channel Island
  • Cocoas Island
  • Cook Island
  • Christmas Island
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Island
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Heard Island
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • Malaysia
  • Madagascar
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Macao
  • Mozambique
  • Nauru
  • Naue Island
  • Norfolk Island
  • Namibia
  • Papua new Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Romania
  • Ross Dependency
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Swaziland
  • Solomon Island
  • St. Kitts&Navis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vicent
  • St. Helana
  • South African Republic
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Tokelan
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Malawi

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.

For more information contact:

The Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services,
P. O. Box 512, DAR ES SALAAM.
Tel.: +
255 222 850 576
Fax: +255 222 850 584
Website: https://www.immigration.go.tz / https://www.moha.go.tz
e-mails: admini@immigration.go.tz  and or  consular@immigration.go.tz

Also to:
Commissioner of Immigration Services - Zanzibar
P.O. Box 1354, ZANZIBAR.
Tel.:
+255242239148/+255242239149
Fax +2552422239149

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SINGLE ENTRY / ORDINARY / TOURIST VISA

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport;
  • Visa application form dully filled in;
  • Respective visa Fee;
  • 2 passport size photographs ( for those lodging their applications through embassies).
  • Provide flight itinerary, ticket or tour operator package receipt.
  • People traveling for specific reasons other than tourism must submit a letter from their organization or office. These include but not limited to volunteers, people attending meetings & conferences, studies, diplomatic, official and any other business not mentioned here.
  • 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

MULTIPLE VISA

  • Valid passport at least for 6 month
  • Visa application form duly filled in;
  • Security Bond duly filled;
  • Valid passport copy of the invitee;
  • Three passport size photographs;
  • Copy of the valid Passport or any other identity (For a host citizen of Tanzania);
  • Documents of  the Company like TIN, VAT, Registration Certificate, Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum etc;
  • Any other evidence to prove that the applicant is bound to travel frequently into the United Republic of Tanzania.

TRANSIT VISA

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport;
  • An entry visa or onward ticket to the intended country of destination;
  • Respective visa fee;
  • 2 passport size photographs ( for those lodging their applications through embassies).

BUSINESS VISA

  • A valid passport at least for 6 month
  • A work contract or any proof of the work/assignment to be performed within a period not exceeding three months;
  • Respective visa fee.

New Passport (All Applicants must appear in person at the Tanzania Embassy for finger prints)

Requirements:

  • One (1) passport size photos to be uploaded online
  • Original and Copy of the Old passport
  • Original and Copy of the Birth certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Affidavit of one of the parent
  • Original and Copy of State issued ID like driver’s license, green card, school Identity, state identity etc.
  • Marriage certificate for married women
  • In case of changes on name(s), proof from the court is required
  • Passport Fee is $90 paid online while filling application
  • Shipping label or prepaid envelope

Stolen/Lost Passport

Requirements:

  • Police incident report
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Notarized information of lost passport
  • Letter stating reasons for lost/ stolen or damaged passport
  • Original and Copy of State issued ID like driver’s license, green card, etc.
  • Original and Copy of Birth certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Affidavit of one of the parent
  • One (1) passport size photos to be uploaded online
  • Fee is $ 250 lost for the first time and $ 350 lost for the second time or more
  • Fee is $ 150 for damaged Electronic passport
  • Shipping label or prepaid envelope

Emergency Travel Document

Requirements:

  • Original and Copy of Birth certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Affidavit of one of the parent
  • One (1) passport size photos to be uploaded online
  • Complete the Emergency Travel Document (ETD) application form (www.immigration.go.tz)
  • Original and Copy of Old Passport
  • Letter explaining reasons for applying for travel documentation
  • Copy of any U.S. ID card or documentation
  • Shipping label or prepaid envelope
  • If your old passport was stolen/lost, all procedures for stolen/lost passport are to be followed before applying for ETD application
  • You may be required for a telephonic interview, as determined by Consular Officer

Please click the link (Application steps for Emergency Travel Document) to get more information on steps for applying Emergency Travel Document.

Children born in the United States

Tanzanian citizens living abroad, are advised to apply Tanzania passport for their children under 18 years who were born in the United States provided that ,at least one of the parent is still holding Tanzania citizenship.

The following documents must be submitted along with application form:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Birth certificate copy of one of the child’s parent who is a citizen of Tanzania
  • Tanzania passport copy of one of the child’s parent
  • Parental letter to request Tanzania passport for the child
  • Passport fee $90 paid online
  • Child must appear at the Embassy for Fingerprints, signature and Picture

DEPENDENT PASS
This Pass may be issued to;

  • Dependent wife;
  • Children;
  • Near relatives.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPENDENT PASS

  • Application form dully filled;
  • Security Bond form dully filled (attached with stamp duty worth 500 TSH) form Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA);
  • Copy of applicant’s valid passport;
  • Passport copy of the dependant;
  • Covering letter;
  • Copy of marriage certificate for dependant wife;
  • Five passport size photographs;
  • In case of renewal- previous Dependant Pass should be attached;
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for dependent children
  • Copy of Birth Certificate if the dependant is a parent;

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:-

  • Spending holidays
  • Travelling or
  • Attending court
  • Obtaining medical treatment or
  • Any other sufficient reasons.

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.
 

PassFees in USDFees for E.A CountriesFees in TSH
Dependant Pass500150-
Dependant Pass for foreigner Wife Married to Tanzanian Husband--100,000
Business Pass200100-
Re- Entry Pass5050-
Special Pass600600-
Student Pass1200Gratis-
Student Pass 2100Gratis-
Migrant Pass--10,000
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