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Visa application Checklists


    Working Hours

    Visa Application Walk-in Service
    Monday to Friday (Except Public holidays)
    10:00am – 12:30pm

    Visa Collection Service
    Monday to Friday (Except Public holidays)
    2:00pm – 3:30pm


  • Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Tanzania, with at least two adjacent blank passport pages available for Tanzania visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for a Tanzanian visa.


  • Please note that a standard application will take a minimum of three (3) working days from a date that the application is received at The High Commission .
  • Same day and next day services are also available at an additional fee.
  • Postal Application takes TEN(10) WORKING DAYS after the High Commission receives the application.
  • Ordinary visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue and for a single entry only.


  • Postal Application takes TEN(10) WORKING DAYS after the High Commission receives the application.
  • The application MUST include a prepaid self-addressed envelope to facilitate return of passport by the most secure mail.

         Be sure you are able to track it.

  • Proof of visa fee payment to be enclosed with the applicantion (NO CASH).
  • Two passport sized photographs recently taken.
  • MUST include original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Tanzania, with at least two adjacent blank passport pages available for Tanzania visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for a Tanzanian visa.
  • A completed visa application form, signed by applicant. (click here to download);

N.B: The High Commission shall NOT be responsible for any loss or damage which occurred due to poor packaging, or that which occurred at courier handling facility.

Visa Validity

  • A Tanzanian visa is generally valid from date of issuance
  • The Visa is for both Tanzania main land and the Island of Zanzibar


  • The Consulate of Tanzania requires a visa application to be completed according to strict guidelines. Make sure your documents are prepared according to government and consular requirements.
    Photo Requirements:
  • Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.
  • Applicantion form. (click here to download).


  • Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by a consent letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
  •  A Photocopy of Residence Permit or Visa for Non-British and Non-EU countries passport holders.

    Multiple Entry Visa

  • The validity of the passport must be not less than 1 (one) year from the date of entry to Tanzania.

    Students/Voluntary entry visa requirements

    Students/Voluntary entry visa requirements are similar to above type of visas. However, a letter of invitation from the contact Institution in Tanzania should be attached to the application. For those whose stay exceed more than three months needs to apply for a Resident/Work Permits.

    Applications for Resident Permits should be submitted to the Director of Immigration in Tanzania while the applicant is outside the country. More information on types of permits and application procedures for missionaries, students, researchers, volunteers, expatriates, investors, envoys, artists, journalists etc. is available from the immigration guide provided by the Government of Tanzania.

    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.

    Yellow Fever Immunisation

  • Although certification for immunization against yellow fever is mandatory for East Africa and bordering areas, travellers to Tanzania do not need to have proof of immunization. However, immunization against this deadly disease is recommended for all visitors entering Tanzania after having travelled in countries where yellow fever is a health risk (e.g. Central African and South American countries). Health wise it is always safe to have vaccinations especially when travelling abroad/overseas.
  • For more information please click here.

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