What are the Visa requirements for Tanzania

What are the Visa requirements for Tanzania?

To enter Tanzania, a traveler needs a visa, however, what are the visa requirements for Tanzania? Tanzania has got several types of visas that it provides to different types of travellers that would wish to enter the country. The several types of visas include Ordinary visa or Single entry visa, the business visa, multiple entry visa, Transit visa, and Student visa. All the above types of visas can be obtained by travellers by either applying for eVisa or visa on arrival.

  The Tanzania eVisa is an online visa, launched in 2018, which allows citizens from eligible countries to travel to and within Tanzania and Zanzibar. The Tanzania electronic visa is valid for tourism and leisure purposes such as a holiday in Tanzania or Zanzibar, or to visit family or friends. Each type of visa has the necessary requirements for its acquisition 

Tanzania eVisaBusiness eVisa.  A business visa may be issued for a period not exceeding 90 days to foreign nationals who wish to enter Tanzania for one of the following purposes. To conduct special assignments such as repairing machines or to run short term training, to conduct special time professional roles such as auditing accounts or establishing professional and business contacts. To conduct any other short term lawful business related tasks recognized   by the laws of the country and as may be determined by the issuing authority. 

The requirements for one to acquire business eVisa are: A passport copy with a clear scan of the information page of your valid and signed passport, A digital passport type photograph taken within the last 6 months, a cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Tanzania, Taxpayer identification Number with a copy of the host company’s taxpayer identification number, Business license with a copy of host company business license, Business registration with a copy of the host organization’s certificate of incorporation.

Multiple entry eVisa. This type of visa may be issued to foreign nationals whose purposes of visit call for frequent visit to the country. However American nationalists who would wish to visit Tanzania for tourism or holiday purposes are adviced to select this type of visa while applying online .One requires the following to acquire the visa; Passport copy with a clear scan of the information page of your valid and signed passport, A digital passport type photograph taken within last 16 months, Host’s ID that is to say the scanned copies of the passport of the hosts your visiting in Tanzania, Corporate documents which include the Application letter, compliance Business license TIN and Consultancy contract, Any other evidence to prove that the applicant is bound to travel frequently into the country. 

Transit eVisa. This may be issued to foreign nationals for purposes of transiting through to another destination outside the country not exceeding seven days. The necessary requirements for this type of visa are ; passport copy with a clear scan of the information page with a valid signed passport, A digital passport type photograph taken within the last six months, and an itinerary or a copy of a purchased round trip ticket.

Student eVisa. Student visa is granted to foreign nationals who enter the country for academic purposes. The visa requirements for this type of visa include the following; enrollment letter that is to say an admission letter and letter of invitation issued by the academic institution, identification card issued by the institution if (applicably), Original passport that must be valid at least 6 month after the intended date of departure from the territory of destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages, Digital copy of recent passport sized photograph, Yellow fever vaccination certificate, parental approval that is to say for minor applicants ,prior written consent from both parents or respective guardians giving consulate consent to issue the child a visa, An itinerary or a copy of purchased round trips tickets ( Applicant’s name and confirmation number must be on itinerary).

The Democratic Republic of Tanzania also issues on arrival visas which require the following requirements for its acquisition; 

  • A correctly filled application form
  • Copy of travel passport valid for at least 6 month from the day of application 
  • A digital copy of a passport size photograph, and the proof of visa payment.

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