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Tanzania Immigration Information Entry Visa

Note: The granting of a visa does not guarantee permission to enter Tanzania. The Immigration Officer reserves the right to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry and should carry with them, for possible presentation to Immigration Officers, the documents submitted with their applications.


Passport valid for at least six months required by all.


Required by all nationals except the following:

(a) nationals of Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brunei, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, Nauru, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe for stays of up to three months and issued with a visitor's pass on arrival;

(b) nationals of Cyprus and Malta.

Note: Nationals who do not require visas for stays of up to three months, may still need entry permit clearance, except nationals of Kenya and Uganda. All other nationals must obtain visas in advance except nationals coming from a country where there is no Tanzania Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to issue a visa. In this case, these nationals may obtain a visa on arrival at one of the following four main entry points, provided all immigration and health requirements are met: Dar es Salaam International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya border crossing) and Zanzibar International Airport.

Types of visa and cost

Tourist: US$65 (single-entry).

Business: US$86 (single-entry).

Cost of Tourist Visa depends on nationality of applicant. The above prices are for UK nationals; Irish nationals always pay US$9


Single-entry: Three months from date of issue.

Multiple-entry: Six months from date of issue.

Application to

Consulate or Consular section at High Commission or Embassy.

Application requirements

(a) One completed application form.
(b) Two recent passport-size photos.
(c) Valid passport.
(d) Fee, payable in cash.
(e) Pre-paid, self-addressed, stamped envelope for postal applications.
(f) For business visitors, a letter indicating the nature of the trip and the business contact in Tanzania.

Note: All nationals may be asked to attend an interview and/or supply further documents.

Processing time

Normally three working days. Up to 10 working days for postal applications.

Temporary residence

Enquire at High Commission or Embassy.





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