Please be aware that with immediate effect Kilimanjaro International Airport has introduced the new process of issuing visitors visas on arrival. Persons arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport without a visa will now need to complete the following process:
1 - Queue to get a Government Control Number required for any payment made to government.
2 - Queue to pay the visa fees for the acquired control number at the bank located within the Airport.
3 - Queue for Immigration to check and issue the visa
Approximate time for the above mention process could take as much as 2 hours or more.
We have been reassured by Immigration Department that measures are being put in place to make this process quicker, but until that happens, we highly recommend visitors visas to be applied online.
It is highly recommended for all visitors to Tanzania to acquire their visitors visas before arrival at nearest consulate or embassy. Alternately Visitors Visa can be acquired online (E-Visa) by visiting the link of this website: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/
The online e-visa system will process and issue the visa approximately within 2 to 3 weeks.
Visa fees remain the same as before and passport holders of certain countries may still require referral visas which cannot be obtained on arrival. A full set of guidelines can be found here: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/guidelines
Please note, however, not all ports of entry are equipped to accept the online visa. Only the following 5 ports are currently functional:
If travellers are entering via a different port (eg: Tarime Isebania), it is advisable to obtain the visa on arrival. An online visa can still be used and will be accepted, but the process of validating the visa can be time consuming when the port does not have the necessary equipment on hand.
Ground teams are working hard to speed people through the process as best as possible, but we would greatly appreciate you making sure all of your travellers are aware of this change, and encouraging anyone who is able to get an e-visa to do so, to make for an easier start to their safari.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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|
|MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA||$100 USD|
|ORDINARY (SINGLE ENTRY) VISA||$50 USD|
|BUSINESS VISA||$250 USD|
|TRANSIT VISA||$30 USD|
NOTE: No fee is paid for the Exemption Certificate.
This Pass may be issued to;
NOTE: A male child who is above 18 years old is not entitled to be dependent.
This pass may be issued to a foreigner for the purpose of passing through the United Republic of Tanzania to a destination outside the United Republic. Validity of the In-transit Pass shall not exceed seven days.
This Pass may be issued to a foreigner living in or entering the United Republic of Tanzania in order to afford him an opportunity to apply for and obtain a Residence Permit or Pass or complete any immigration formality.
This Pass may be issued to a prospective visitor to the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of:-
NOTE: The validity of Visitors pass shall not exceed 90 days or six months for citizens of the EAC Member States.
Re- entry pass may be issued to any person lawfully entitled to re- enter the United Republic of Tanzania after a journey to any place outside Tanzania.
A Re-entry Pass shall be valid for such period not exceeding the period of the validity of Residence Permit.
Business Pass may be issued for single or multiple entries to a person from the country whose nationals do not require Visa to enter the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of temporarily conducting business, trade, profession or assignment. The validity of Business Visa is three months and it is non- extendable.
Migrant Pass is issued to persons of African descent from neighbouring countries who migrated into the United Republic before 1972 and continues to reside without having a passport or identification from their countries of origin.
Student’s Pass 1 is issued to any person studying in approved training establishments in the country including children of persons legally residing in the country who are above the age of 18 years.
Student’s Pass 2 is issued to children of persons legally residing in the country who are below the age of 18 years and have not been endorsed in their parents Residence Permits.
|Pass||Fees in USD||Fees for E.A countries||Fees in TSH|
|Dependant Pass||$500 USD||$150 USD|
|Dependant pass for foreigner wife married to Tanzanian husband||-||-||100,000|
|Business Pass||$200 USD||$100 USD|
|Re- entry pass||$50 USD||$50 USD|
|Special pass||$600 USD||$600 USD|
|Student Pass 1||$200 USD||Gratis|
|Student Pass 2||$100 USD||Gratis|
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