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 the country for the purpose of visit, tourism, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, attending conference, or any other related activities recognised by the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania.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/she is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil the United Republic of Tanzania’s immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitor in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to the national interests or security.
Any foreigner seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:
Upon complying with the entry requirements, a visitor is issued with a Visa or a Visitor's Pass with validity not exceeding three months.
This Visa is issued for a single entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for the purpose of holidays, tourism, visiting, leisure, short time health treatment or any other activity legally recognized by the Law of the United Republic of Tanzania.MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA
This Visa is issued to persons whose nature of their businesses or circumstances require them to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania. 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 least after every three months.TRANSIT VISA
This visa may be issued to a person for the purpose of transiting to another destination outside the United Republic of Tanzania for a period not exceeding seven days. The applicant of this visa is required to hold a visa of the destination country.BUSINESS VISA
Business visa will be issued once to foreigners so as to allow them to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania for the following purposes such as to:
An application of Visa should be accompanied with the following;
Other requirements will be determined by the type of visa
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 this category are not advised to book flight tickets or make payments for any reservations in Tanzania before they get approval for their Visa. Applicants of Referral Visa are advised to apply at least two months before their date of travel.Note:
Stateless persons and Refugees who hold Vienna Convention documents are also required to obtain referral visa prior to coming to United Republic of Tanzania.
|TYPES OF VISA||VISA FEES IN USD|
|ORDINARY (SINGLE ENTRY) VISA||50|
|MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA||100|
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.
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