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Visa information - updated

THIS INFORMATION WILL BE VALID FROM 15/JANUARY/2017!!!

(Download the application form in PDF-Format here)

THIS INFORMATION WILL BE VALID FROM 15/JANUARY/2017!!!

(Download the application form in PDF-Format here)

1. INTRODUCTION

All visitors wishing to enter the United Republic of Tanzania must obtain an appropriate visa, except nationals of the listed countries below, provided they are travelling on national passport of any of the following countries: -

Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Ashmore & Cartein Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cocos Island, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Cyprus, Dominica, Falk Island, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana, Heard Island, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Malta, Montserrat, Mauritius, Madagascar, Macao, Mozambique Namibia, Nauru, Niue Islands, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Romania, Ross dependency, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Swaziland, Solomon Island, St. Kitts & Navis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St: Helena, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Tokelau, Tuvalu, The Gambia, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Nationals of the East African community need neither visa nor entry permits to enter the United Republic of Tanzania.

If you are not a citizen of any of the above countries, you must obtain a visa in advance to enter the United Republic of Tanzania, particularly if you are proceeding to Tanzania from a country where there is a Tanzania Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to issue visas.

2. EXCEPTIONS

Visitors from a country where there is no Tanzania Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to issue visas, nor can they easily obtain such a visa from a nearest Tanzania Visa Office in their region, can proceed to Tanzania and obtain a visa at one of the four points of entries in Tanzania. These are: -

  • Dar-es-Salaam International Airport (DIA)
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
  • Zanzibar International Airport (ZIA)
  • Namanga border crossing point, between Tanzania and Kenya.

The granting of a Tanzanian Visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not guarantee permission to enter Tanzania. The immigration Officer reserves the right to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal Immigration control at the port of entry. They should therefore carry with them, for possible presentation to Immigration officers, the documents submitted with their applications.

3. TYPES OF VISA

There are two types of visa.

1. Travel visa

Travel visa is granted to foreigners who wish to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a certain period of time.
Types of entries, validity of visa/passport and duration of stay for this category of visa are as follows:

      • § Single entry travel visa・・・・A validity of three (3) months with effect from date of issue and a maximum period of stay of ninety (90) days.
        Remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing such visa shall not be less than six (6) months.
      • § Double entry tra`vel visa・・・・A validity of six (6) months with the effect from date of issue and a maximum period of stay of ninety (90) days in total.
        Remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing such visa shall not be less than nine (9) months. (Not available for Leisure & Holidays (A1), Visiting friends and relatives (A2) visas)
      • § Multiple entry travel visa・・・・A validity of twelve (12) months with the effect from date of issue and a maximum period of stay of one hundred and twenty (120) days in aggregate provided a single stay shall not exceed ninety (90) days.
        Remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing shall not be less than sixteen (16) months. (Not available for Leisure & Holidays (A1), Visiting friends and relatives (A2) visas)

Travel visa has the following categories (the purpose of entering the United Republic of Tanzania):

Leisure & Holidays (A1) | Visiting friends and relatives (A2) | Missions (B1) |
Meetings, Conferences (B2) | Other business (B3) | Studies (C1) | Health treatment (C3) | Various (C4) | Diplomatic (D) | Official (E) | Same day visitor (F)

2. Transit Visa

Transit visa (C2) is issued only to travellers with onward tickets, sufficient funds for the crossing in Tanzania, and an entry visa for the country of destination (or any proof that prior arrangements have been made that satisfy this requirement).

    • There are only two types of entries for the transit visa, which are, single entry transit visa and double entry transit visa. The maximum duration of stay for the transit visa is 3 days and 6 days (in total) for the respective two types of entries.
    • Entry to Tanzania for purposes of employment, studies, voluntary work or any other related of stay for long term are advised to apply for the corresponding residence and working permit. The application should be submitted to the Director of Immigration Services at the Immigration Headquarters. For more information, please visit : Ministry of Home Affairs.

4 APPLICATION PROCESS

The Embassy is open for visa application from Monday to Friday at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, excluding Italian National Holidays and Tanzanian National Holidays.

Requirements

1. Valid Passport (which has two-page spread and sufficient period of validity)

2. 1 duly filled Application Form: (Download the application form in PDF-Format here)

3. 2 Passport Size Photo (4.5cm x 3.5cm)

4. Application Fee

Single Entry Visa

€50

Double Entry Visa

€70

Multiple Entry Visa

€100

Application fee for American passport holders
(Multiple entry, valid for 12months)

€100

NB: Visa processing takes a minimum of five (5) working days for regular process. Rush service is available for an extra €20, which takes 3 working days.

 

5. A photocopy of Return Ticket or Flight Confirmation Slip

6. Recommendation letter from Company/Organization/School or an Invitation Letter from the Tanzania counterpart (Unnecessary for Leisure & Holidays (A1) | Visiting friends and relatives (A2) visas)

7. Note Verbal (Diplomatic or Official purpose only)

8. A proof that the applicant needs to enter Tanzania frequent times
(Double/Multiple entry visa applicants only)

Please Note

  • All supporting documents must be submitted when applying for your visa.
  • Valid passport with sufficient number of unused pages for endorsements abroad is required.
  • Visa application form must be signed by the applicant.
  • If the applicant is a minor, a parental authority has to be submitted.
  • We are not responsible for any losses or troubles if you apply visa through postal service.
  • Please ensure that the visa form is correctly filled and relevant supporting documents are enclosed before submitting your application to ensure prompt processing of your application.
    In addition, when submitting through mail, please send all the necessary documents, passport (original) and proof of payment of application fee etc. together by registered mail.
  • Once visa is issued, fees will not be refunded.
  • If the issued visa expires before being used, you are required to apply for a new one by fulfilling all previous conditions without exception and once a visa is issued, the fee is non-refundable.

5 PAYMENT METHODS

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Paying for visa fees through Online Banking (Recommended):**
NB: Mention your "SOFORT Transaction ID" in your visa application procedures.

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Paying for visa fees through Wire Transfer:
NB: Attach a copy of the receipt of your bank transfer in your visa application documents.

Name of Bank: UniCredit SpA
Name of Payee: Embassy of Tanzania in Italy
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): IT52 D020 0805 1310 0000 0400 464
Swift Code/BIC: UNCRITM1729

Conventionally: Account number: 000000400464, Bankleitzahl (bank code) 02008

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Other payment alternatives:

  • Banker’s draft in EURO issued to “Embassy of Tanzania Rome”
  • Postal Order in EURO issued to "Embassy of Tanzania Rome"
  • Credit Card payment at the counter (the following are accepted: Master Card, Visa, ​​Postapay)
  • Personal Cheques are not accepted.
    Blank Postal Orders/Banker’s Draft will not be accepted.
    Cash payments are no longer accepted.

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THE IMMIGRATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF TANZANIA

IMMIGRATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services,
P.O. Box 512,
Physical Location: Loliondo Street Kurasini,
DAR ES SALAAM.
Tel: +255-22-2850575/6
Fax: +255-22-2850598/84
Email: Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
Public Relation/General: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ZANZIBAR HEAD OFFICE

Commissioner of Immigration Services,
P. O. Box 1354,
Physical Location: Kilimani/ Miembeni Zanzibar,
ZANZIBAR.
Tel:+255-24-2239148 , +255-24-2233676
Fax:+255-24-22234973, +255-24-2233678
Email :Commissioner of Immigration Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Public Relation/General: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.immigration.go.tz

 

JOURNALISM/FILMING AND RESEARCH PERMIT

Journalism/filming and research permit is obtained from the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture, and Sports, Tanzania (Information Services).

The application procedure for each permit is as follows.
[Entry for assignments as journalists, photographers, film/video producers]

1. Please prepare the following items and submit them to the Embassy for authorization.

(1) Application Form

(2) Cover letter

(3) Synopsis or Script

(4) Equipment list

(5) List of crew member

2. Please submit the authorized documents to the following address :

Director,
Tanzania Information Services,

P.O. Box 9142,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Plot No. 2271/32 – Samora Avenue
Phone 2122771/3, 2110585, 2110200, 2137675
Fax: (022) 2113814, 2124812, 2112850
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Zanzibar Information Services (MAELEZO) (For Zanzibar) |
P.O.Box 2754
Zanzibar TANZANIA
Fax : +255-24-2231011
Tel : +255-24-2231073/2231011

    • All applicants are advised to submit the form at least one month before the commencing date of the assignment.

3. After receiving the permit please apply for a Business purpose visa (B3) at the Tanzania Missions abroad.

[Entry for research assignments]

Please submit the application to the following address.

Liaison:
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology(COSTECH)
P.O. Box 4302, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,
Kijitonyama (Sayansi ) COSTECH Building,
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
FAX : +255-22-2775313/4
TEL : +255-22-2700745/46
Website : http://www.costech.or.tz

      • All applicants are advised to submit the form at least one month before the commencing date of the assignment.

4. After receiving the permit please apply for a Business purpose visa (B3) at the Tanzania Missions abroad.

Gratis visa

Diplomatic/Official passport holders will be granted gratis visa, except when travelling on unofficial capacity in which case they are subject to pay prescribed fees.
This also applies to Laissez-passer holders of the UN, SADC, AU and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania.

Application form

Application forms are available at the Embassy.
It can also be downloaded from this website: Application Form Download (PDF)

eGovernment

Ministry of Industry and Trade
Tanzania Central Freight Bureau
Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
Economic and Social Research Foundation
Small Industries Development Organisation
Tanzania Bureau of Standards
Bank of Tanzania
Centre for International Business Development Services
Confederation of Tanzania Industries
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
Tanzania Investment Centre
Tanganyika Farmers Association

E-Services

Online downloadable forms: In an effort to expedite your business transaction with the Embassy, and save you valuable time, we have placed the necessary forms on the Internet for you to download at your convenience.

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