Immigration & Visa

TYPES OF TRIPS AND REGULATIONS

RESIDENTIAL(Tanzanians) TYPES OF TRIPS AND REGULATIONS

1. PRIVATE TRIP: The application for private trip shall be supported by:- proof of applicant’s activities; invitation letter, copy of inviter’s passport or proof of immigration status of the inviter; permission letter from the employer if the applicant is employed or a letter from the Ward Executive Officer/Sheha, where the applicant resides. Application letter.

2. EMPLOYMENT TRIP: The application for employment trip shall be supported by:- offer of employment/employment contract; academic certificates of the applicant or; relevant documents from recruiting agents/companies in case of non professional jobs; a letter from Ward Executive Officer/Sheha where the applicant resides;

3. STUDY TRIP: The application for the study trip shall be supported by:- admission letter; academic certificates; sponsorship letter; proof of payment of fees and up-keep if the applicant is privately sponsored; permission letter from the employer if the applicant is employed and permission letter from the parent or guardian to the applicant below the age of 18 years.

4. RELIGIOUS TRIP : The application for religious trip shall be supported by: invitation letter and a letter from a designated registered religious organization responsible for the trip.

5. MEDICAL TREATMENT TRIP: The application for medical treatment trip shall be supported by: proof from a registered Medical practitioner or a letter of authority from the Ministry of Health.

6. SPORTS TRIP: The application for sports trip shall be accompanied by: a letter from the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) or the Zanzibar Football Association (ZFA) or a letter from a registered Sports Association. invitation letter.

7. OFFICIAL TRIP: The application for official trip shall be accompanied by: a letter from the employer; invitation letter and employment Identity Card of the applicant.

8. BUSINESS TRIP: The application for business trip shall be accompanied by: a valid business license and Tax Identification Number-TIN; a letter from the Ward Executive Officer/Sheha where the applicant resides.

9. SEAMAN TRIP: The application for seaman trip shall be accompanied by: contract of employment;
seaman discharge book; academic certificates and letter from the relevant Seaman Union

NB: The applicant might be required to submit additional documents as may be determined by the authority.

Visa Information & Requirement

Types of Visas

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, business, health treatment, studies, leisure or any other activity legally recognized by the Law.

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 for a period not exceeding twelve months.

TRANSIT VISA: This Visa may be issued to a person for the purpose of transiting to another destination outside the United Republic for a period not exceeding seven days.

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. Referral Cases

Requirements for visa

SINGLE ENTRY 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).

MULTIPLE VISA

  • 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
  • A work contract or any proof of the work/assignment to be performed within a period not exceeding three months;
  • Respective visa fee.

Visa Fees

Referral visa Category

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.

List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa

  • Afghanistan
  • 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.

List of 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.