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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 fulfill 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 may be issued to foreign visitors who come for Official visits, Government Missions, family re-union or any other circumstances as may be determined by the Office of the Commissioner General of Immigration, which call for frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania. These are like Directors of Companies registered in Tanzania who do not reside in the country, Spouse or member of a family (Family re-union), Bilateral Agreement Representatives, Private or Government Consultants, etc.

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 most after every three months.

Caution:

The Multiple Visa is not intended for those visitors coming on business purposes such as those described under Business Visa category.

Gratis Visa

This visa may be issued for a single entry or multiple entries to a holder of diplomatic, services or official passport or Travel Document of recognized International Organization who is on official duty and their Dependents. It can be also issued to a holder of ordinary passport or Travel document as it may be directed by the Commissioner General of Immigration and Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar.

TRANSIT VISA

This Visa may be issued to foreign nationals for the purpose of transiting through to another destination outside the United Republic for a period not exceeding seven days. The applicant of this visa may be required required to provide proof of a Visa of the destination country and/or Onward flight ticket.

BUSINESS VISA

This visa may be issued to those expatriates who wish to come for short-term assignments which in any way do not exceed 90 days. It may be issued to such foreign expatriates 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.

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  1. The actual passport valid for at least 6 months.
  2. Two passport sized photographs recently taken. (at least three months)
  3. Provide flight itinerary, ticket or tour operator package receipt.
  4. 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.
  5. Parental Approval for minors:
    Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by:
    1. A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
    2. A copy of their ID

VISA FEE:

VISA TYPE

Standard

Express

Tourist

200 SAR

300 SAR

Business

1000 SAR

1100 SAR

Multiple

400 SAR

500 SAR

Diplomatic/Service

Gratis

100 SAR

Transit

100 SAR

200 SAR

N.B: - A SMALL FEE WILL BE CHARGED BY THE BANK IF POS IS USED - VISA FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE

  1. Money Order or Cashier’s Check.
  2. Company or Organization Checks
  3. Personal Checks – Should be accompanied by a copy of valid Iqama copy
  4. Cash is NOT accepted.
  5. All checks and money orders should be made Payable to the Embassy of Tanzania, Riyadh, SA.
  6. All credit cards accepted, EXCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS Please click to download a form for credit card payment.

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
  • Zimbabwe

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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VISA TYPE

Standard

Express

Tourist

200 SAR

300 SAR

Business

1000 SAR

1100 SAR

Multiple

400 SAR

500 SAR

Diplomatic/Service

Gratis

100 SAR

Transit

100 SAR

200 SAR

N.B: - A SMALL FEE WILL BE CHARGED BY THE BANK IF POS IS USED - VISA FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE

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.

DEPENDENT PASS
This Pass may be issued to;

  • Dependent wife;
  • Children;
  • Near relatives.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPENDANT 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.
 

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
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