Visa Information For Tanzania

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for all Visa Types

  1. A completed visa application form, signed by applicant.
  2. The actual passport valid for at least 6 months.
  3. Two passport sized photographs recently taken.
  4. A prepaid self-addressed envelope to facilitate return of passport by the most secure mail< >Be sure you are able to track it.FedEx and UPS are accepted.Provide flight itinerary, ticket or tour operator package receipt.
  5. 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.
  6. Parental Approval for minors:
    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
  7. Visa Fee: U.S. Passport holder: $ 100, Non U.S.: $50. Modes of payment accepted are:< >Money Order or Cashier’s Check.Company or Organization ChecksPersonal Checks – Should be accompanied by a copy of valid driver’s license or simply write the driver’s license number on the checkCash is NOT accepted.All checks and money orders should be made Payable to the Embassy of Tanzania, Washington DC.All credit cards accepted, EXCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS. Please click here to download a form for credit card payment.N.B: Visa Fee is NON REFUNDABLE.
  8. No Visa is required for nationals of the following countries:
    COUNTRIES COUNTRIES COUNTRIES
    • Barbados
    • Botswana
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Hong Kong
    • Jamaica
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Malaysia
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Uganda
    • Swaziland
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

Referred Visas are required for nationals of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Refugees and Stateless individuals

RESEARCH AND JOURNALISM

Visas for research and journalism will only be granted after the applicant has been cleared by The Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO) respectively

Research COSTECH
P.O. BOX 4302, Dar es salaam -Tanzania
TEL: +255-22-27O.0750/ 270.0745
FAX: NO. 255-22-275313
Email: info@costech.or.tz
Journalism Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO)
P.O. BOX 9142, Dar es salaam -Tanzania
TEL: +255-22-211-0585/ 212.2771/ 211.2860,
FAX:255-22-211-3814/ 211-6474
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 members(if any)
  6. Make checks payable to Tanzania Information Services

Visit http://immigration.go.tz