The Tanzanian visa process. Tips and recommendations
For entry into the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania for tourism purposes it is necessary to have a valid foreign passport with an expiry date of at least six more months at the moment of crossing the border of the Republic. The passport must have two blank pages for seals and stamps on border crossing.
There are two ways to get a tourist visa.
The method 1 (recommended). Receiving VISA upon arrival to Tanzania:
Tourist visa will be stamped into your passport by the immigration authorities of Tanzania upon arrival to the country. You may receive visa on arrival in one of the following border points:
- Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Zanzibar International Airport
- Dar es Salaam International Airport
- The border crossings between Kenya and Tanzania (Namanga / Taveta)
Remember that arriving on the territory of Tanzania through other border crossings, you should have a valid visa stamp in your passport.
Citizens of the following countries should get a special referred visa in advance in one of the Tanzanian overseas diplomatic missions. Without a visa received in a Tanzanian diplomatic mission, they will be denied entry to the United Republic.
|PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE PROCESSING AN ORDINARY TOURIST VISA TAKES 1-7 WORKING DAYS, GETTING A REFERRED VISA MAY TAKE AS LONG AS 2 MONTHS. MAKE SURE TO PLAN YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS ACCORDINGLY. MAKE SURE TO CONTACT US IF YOU NEED A REFERRED VISA TO ENTER TANZANIA. WE WILL PREPARE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS FOR THE CONSULATE DEPARTMENT AND SEND THEM TO YOU.|
- Equatorial Guinea;
- The Republic of Kazakhstan;
- The Republic of Kyrgyzstan;
- The State of Palestine;
- Sri Lanka;
- Sierra Leone
The method 2. Receiving a Tanzanian tourist visa in advance through a Tanzanian diplomatic mission abroad:
If you are citizen of one of the countries in the list above and require a referred visa, or just want to avoid queuing up in the airport (though getting a visa there in not a long process), consider getting a tourist visa to Tanzania in a one of the diplomatic missions.
Tanzania currently has the following missions:
The missions of Tanzania in the Americas
|THE COUNTRY AND THE MISSION||ADDRESS AND WEBSITE|
|THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WASHINGTON (EMBASSY)||1232 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037phone: (202)884-1085
|THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NEW YORK (PERMANENT MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS)||307 East 53 street 4th, floor.
New York, NY, 10022.Phone: (212)697 3612/ (212) 697-3612
|BRASIL, BRASÍLIA (EMBASSY)||SHIS QI 09 Conj. 16 Casa 20
71.625-160 Brasília+91-11-24122865 [Visa & Consular]
Brazil(+55) (61) 3364 2629http://www.tanzania.org.br/
|CANADA, OTTAWA (HIGH COMMISSION)||50 Range Road
Ottawa, ON K1N 8J4
Canada(+1) 613 232 1509www.tzrepottawa.ca
The missions of Tanzania in Asia
|THE COUNTRY AND THE MISSION||ADDRESS AND CONTACTS|
|INDIA, NEW DELHI (HIGH COMMISSION)||EP-15C, Chanakya Puri , New Delhi, 110021, India+91-11-24122865|
|CHINA, BEIJING (EMBASSY)||8 Liang Ma He Nan Lu, Sanlitun, 100600 Beijing,(+86) 010 65321719|
|BANGLADESH, DHAKA (CONSULATE)||53/2 dit Extension ROAD, Naya Polton, Dhaka 1000|
|PHILIPPINES, MANILA (EMBASSY)||Suite 407, 4th Floor, CLMC Bldg., 259 EDSA cor. Greenhills, Mandaluyong|
|JAPAN, TOKYO (EMBASSY)||4-21-9, Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku Tokyo, 158-0098 Japan(+81) 3 3425 4531|
|THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, DUBAI (EMBASSY)||Umm Al Shaif Road Al Safa 2, Jumeirah 3 , P.O. Box 75457 , Dubai United Arab Emirates(+971) 4 394 0200|
The missions of Tanzania in Europe
|BELGIUM, BRUSSELS (EMBASSY)||Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 72, 1050, Brussels,(0032) (0) 2 640 65 00
|DENMARK, COPENHAGEN (CONSULATE)||Gothersgade 21 DK- 1123 Copenhagen+ 45 33 16 49 00|
|FRANCE, PARIS (EMBASSY)||13 Avenue Raymond, Pointcare,, 75116 Paris, France(+33) 1 53 70 63 66|
|GERMANY, BERLIN (EMBASSY)||Eschenallee 11, 14050 Berlin, Charlottenburg, Westend, Germany+49 (0)30-3030800|
|ITALY, ROME (EMBASSY)||Villa Tanzania, Viale Cortina d’Ampezzo 185, 00135 Rome+39-6-33485801|
|ITALY, MILAN (CONSULATE)||Via Santa Sofia 12, Milan+39-6-33485801|
|NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM (CONSULATE)||Parallelweg Zuid 215 , 2914 LE Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Amsterdam0180-320939|
The missions of Tanzania in Australia
|AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE (CONSULATE)||Doncaster Heights, Victoria 3109, P.O. Box 4204, Melbourne, Australia+61-3-9846-6996|
|AUSTRALIA, PERTH (CONSULATE)||3rd Floor, MPH Building, 23 Barrack Street,
Perth WA 6000, Australia+61-8-9221-0033
You can obtain visa of the United Republic of Tanzania in one of these diplomatic institutions The term of receiving is 2-7 days. You also should pay a visa fee of EUR 50.
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