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REFERRED VISA

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTACTING THE HIGH COMMISSION.

Holders of any Travel Documents/Certificates of Identity and nationals of the following countries shall have their visa applications referred to the Director of Immigration Services in Dar es Salaam or the Principal Immigration Officer in Zanzibar.

This type of visa is required for nationals of

Lebanon, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Chad, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstani, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Republic, and Uzbekistan.

Others that need referral visa are all refugees, stateless people, alien passport holders and other nationalities as may be specified from time to time by the authorities.

Decision to grant entry visa to Tanzania to Nationals of above countries is made at the Immigration Headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. However the application is forwarded by the High Commission.

 

Referred Visa Requirements

  1. Visa application form duly filled.
  2. Clear passport size photographs.
  3. Clear copy of Passport/Travel document (Bio-data page) which must be valid for at least six months on proposed date of entry. (original)
  4. A letter from the applicant addressed to the High Commissioner requesting for the visa.
  5. Introduction letter from Employer where applicable..
  6. Invitation letter from host in Tanzania, signed by the host (invitations by email which are usually not signed are unacceptable).
  7. Host’s copy of ID or Passport if visiting an individual. If host is non-Tanzanian a copy of their resident permit will also be required. Details of the host should be clearly stated both in the invitation letter and application form.

N.B:

All the above documents should be forwarded in triplicate copies.

You are advised no to book flight until Visa has been issued.

The applications are usually forwarded to Immigration Headquarters, Dar es salaam or Zanzibar for processing which takes 6-8 weeks.

  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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