Services

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Two applicant’s passport size photographs:- A letter of request (Note Verbale) from the mission he or she belongs to; and Hotel confirmation One visa application form (duly filled and signed by the applicant), Photocopy of the bio-data page of the passport.

1. Entry Requirements
Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in possession of a valid passport or any other authorized travel document valid for not less than six months, a document other than the National passport issued by a state or an International Organization and recognized by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania as a travel document.

  • A Residence Permit or a Pass or his name is endorsed upon the same;
  • A valid Visa (where applicable) from any Tanzania Mission abroad or on arrival at any designated entry points. Visa issuing centres.

2. Visa
A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period of time. A visa is issued to a visitor who intends to enter into Tanzania for the purpose of visit, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, studies or any other related activities.  

3. Who requires a visa
All foreigners seeking to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania are required to have a valid visa, unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania.

4. Entry authorization
Upon complying with the entry requirements, a visitor is issued with a Visitor's Pass with validity not exceeding three months (and not exceeding six months for citizens of EAC Member States).

(a) 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.

(b) Multiple VISA
This type of visa is issued to enable a foreigner to come to Tanzania for several times within the validity of the visa. Foreigners who, because of the nature of their business or investments need to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania are issued with multiple entry visas. The validity range of this visa is from three months to one year, provided that a single stay shall not exceed ninety days. Applications for a multiple entry visa are usually submitted by local contacts on behalf of the applicants. The fee is US $ 100.with exception of Pakistan nationals whose specific visa fee is US $ 200. 

(c) Transit VISA
Transit visa is granted to enable the visitor to pass through the United Republic of Tanzania to any other destination abroad. This type of visa is only issued to persons with onward tickets, sufficient funds for transit and an entry visa to the country of destination or any proof that prior arrangements have been made that satisfy this requirement. It is issued for a maximum period of fourteen (7) days and non extendable. Standard fee for Transit visa is US $30.

(d) 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.

(e) Gratis Visa
This type of visa is issued to Diplomatic, Service and Official Passport holders, except when travelling on unofficial capacity in which they are subjected to pay prescribed fees. Holders of UN, SADC, AU Laissez-Passer and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania are granted gratis visa, except when travelling on non official capacity in which they are subject to pay for prescribed visa fees.

(f) 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.

Visa fee rates:
Fee rates for Ordinary visa is US $ 50, except for the following Nationals with their specific visa rates in brackets; Pakistan (US $ 200), USA-(US $ 100), Ireland ( US $ 100 ), Transit visa is US $ 30,while standard Multiple visa is US $ 100.

VISA SECTION WORKING HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 0900HRS TO 2.30HRS

List of Countries which their Nationals require Referral Visa.

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan Republic
  • Kyigten Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somali land
  • Sierra Leone
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen and
  • Stateless persons or persons with refugee status.

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.

For more information contact:

The Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services,
P.O. BOX 512, DAR ES SALAAM.
Tel. +
255222850576
Fax: +255222850584
Website: https://www.immigration.go.tz / http://www.moha.go.tz
e-mails: admini@immigration.go.tz  and or  consular@immigration.go.tz

Also to:
Commissioner of Immigration Services - Zanzibar
P.O. BOX 1354, ZANZIBAR.
Tel.
+255242239148/+255242239149
Fax +2552422239149

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TYPES OF VISA VISA FEES IN USD
MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA 100
SINGLE ENTRY VISA 50
BUSINESS VISA 250
TRANSIT VISA 30

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.

DEPENDENT PASS
This Pass may be issued to;

  • Dependent wife;
  • Children;
  • Near relatives.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPENDANT PASS

  • Application form dully filled;
  • Security Bond form dully filled (attached with stamp duty worth 500 TSH) form Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA);
  • Copy of applicant’s valid passport;
  • Passport copy of the dependant;
  • Covering letter;
  • Copy of marriage certificate for dependant wife;
  • Five passport size photographs;
  • In case of renewal- previous Dependant Pass should be attached;
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for dependent children
  • Copy of Birth Certificate if the dependant is a parent;

NOTE: A male child who is above 18 years old is not entitled to be dependent.

IN TRANSIT PASS
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.

A SPECIAL PASS
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.

A VISITORS PASS
This Pass may be issued to a prospective visitor to the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of:-

  • Spending holidays
  • Travelling or
  • Attending court
  • Obtaining medical treatment or
  • Any other sufficient reasons.

NOTE: The validity of Visitors pass shall not exceed 90 days or six months for citizens of the EAC Member States.

RE-ENTRY PASS

  • 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
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
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
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
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 500 150 -
Dependant Pass for foreigner Wife Married to Tanzanian Husband - - 100,000
Business Pass 200 100 -
Re- Entry Pass 50 50 -
Special Pass 600 600 -
Student Pass1 200 Gratis -
Student Pass 2 100 Gratis -
Migrant Pass - - 10,000

The information below is provided to assist Tanzanian Nationals traveling or living Abroad and to inform them of measures to take in case of any eventuality.

CONSULAR INFORMATION FOR TANZANIAN NATIONALS

1. Passports
All Tanzanian Nationals require a valid passport for travel outside the country. It is advisable that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months after the intended date of return.

It should be noted that Passports are not issued at Tanzanian Missions but rather at the Immigration Department, Dar es Salaam.

2. Procedures for Application and Issuance of New Passports.
Application for a new passport is lodged by the applicant at the Immigration Headquarters, Zanzibar and or any Regional or District Immigration Office where the applicant resides.

3. Documents to be Submitted to Support Application for a New Passport
Any application for a passport shall be accompanied by:

  • A birth certificate or an affidavit of birth or certificate of naturalization of the applicant.
  • A birth certificate or an affidavit of birth or certificate of naturalization of the applicant’s parent or parents.
  • Recent, clear and
  • Un-mounted passport size photographs as may be directed by the issuing authority.
  • In case of the applicant who is below the age of 16 years, the parent’s or legal guardian’s written consent.

4. Persons Entitled to Passport or Travel Documents

  • An ordinary passport may be issued to any citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania for a purpose of traveling to outside the country
  • A service passport may be issued to any citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania who is in the public service or is holding office as respectively specified
  • A Diplomatic passport may be issued to a citizen of the United Republic specified in the third schedule
  • An East African Passport may be issued to a citizen of the United Republic who intends to travel within the East African Community member states.
  • A certificate of Identity may be issued to a person other than a citizen of the \united Republic of Tanzania who cannot obtain a passport from the country of which he is a citizen or does not have citizenship of an y country for the purpose of traveling out side The United Republic of Tanzania.

5. Visa Requirements
Tanzanian Nationals may require entry visa to entry some countries. Click here to see visa requirements.

Some countries may require International Health Certificates of Vaccination against certain diseases like yellow fever, especially if the country one is traveling from is within the yellow fever zone. Please check with your health

6. Issuance of an Emergency Traveling Document (ETD)
An Emergency Travel Document may be issued to a citizen of the United Republic who is traveling on an Emergency journey and does not fulfill the normal requirements of getting a passport. A person who is stranded abroad and cannot get a passport or is being deported back home. Such document are issued at Tanzania Missions
See The cost of an emergency travel document

7. Lost or Stolen Passport/Travel Document
In case of loss of passport/travel document, please contact the Tanzania Embassy/High Commission. A police report of the stolen passport should be submitted at the Mission for further processes.

8. Registration of Tanzanian Nationals
Tanzania Nationals living abroad are strongly advised to register themselves at the nearest Tanzania Embassy/High Commission. Click here to register

9. Emergency

  • In the case of emergency please contact the nearest Tanzania Embassy/High Commission, Consul General Office of Honorary Consul Office. The address list can be accessed at the following website:
  • In the event of death of Tanzanian National abroad, the next of kin should inform the nearest Tanzania Mission.

10. Birth Certificates

  • Birth certificates are only issued by Registrar of Insolvency Trustee Agency (RITA).
  • Tanzanians living abroad may contact the Tanzania Embassy/High Commission for assistance.

Application for Replacement of Passport.
Where a holder’s passport is lost, stolen or severely damaged an application for replacement shall be accompanied by sworn declaration of the circumstances surrounding the loss, theft or damage of the passport and authority to which the loss, theft or damage was reported.

Revocation of Passports and Travel Documents
The Commissioner of Immigration Services at any time can revoke the passport or travel documents granted or issued to the holder if:-

  • The holder of a passport permits another person to use his/her passport.
  • The holder of a passport has been deported or repatriated to the United Republic of Tanzania at the expense of the Government.
  • The holder has ceased to be a citizen of United Republic of Tanzania.
  • The holder engages in illicit drug trafficking, money laundering, migrant trafficking, terrorist act or any other illegal transaction. It is in national interest or national security.

Legalisation of Documents
Ministry fo Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Legal Unit and Department and Tanzanian Missions can assist in legalizing the following documents

  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Educational Documents

Procedures for Issuance of residence and work permit class "A" and "B". All foreigners intending to reside in the United Republic of Tanzania for investment, business or work or any other acceptable purpose are issued with residence permits.

1. Types of Residence Permits
There are three types of Residence Permits:

  • Class A: Issued to employed foreigners
  • Class B: Issued to foreigners employed by companies or institutions
  • Class C: Issued to other foreigners such as missionaries, students, volunteers, researchers or retired persons.

The authority to issue Residence Permits is vested to the Director of Immigration Services. Applicants who are not satisfied with the Director’s decision may appeal to the Minister of Home Affairs while they are outside the Country. Applications for Residence Permit Class B and C should be submitted while applicants are outside the country.

2. Requirements for obtaining Residence Permit Class A

  • Residence Permit Class A may be issued to foreigners intending to invest in prospective areas such as: Industry, Mining, Forest, Social services and business.

Documents required for the first grant application :
2.1.1 Tanzania Mainland procedures

  • TIF 1 forms in duplicate duly filled
  • A covering letter from the applicant
  • Six photographs
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Education certificates (if appropriate)
  • Business license
  • Certificate of registration for Tax payers Identification Number (TIN)
  • Certificate of registration for Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Copy of registration
  • Memorandum and articles of association for company by liability
  • Extract from the registrar-for business names
  • Evidence of business premises
  • Sectoral approval from any relevant Ministry (if needed)
  • Share certificate (if needed) or share transfer and board resolution (for investors who have bought some shares or company.
  • Power of attorney for a person given power as a Director
  • Copy of passport pages authentificating nationality and validity of passport.
  • Business licence tax clearance certificate
  • Evidence of the capital that has been invested in the company in terms of cash and assets. i.e.
  • Bank statement/financial statement

2.1.2 Documents required during application for renewal

  • As listed in No.1 to 8 above
  • C-9 or forms of annual returns of company having a share capital
  • Certificate of incorporation/registration
  • A copy of issued permit
  • Original permit

NB: Those who do not qualify under the T.I.C. should provide a Bank proof of or assets valued to 300,000 USD to be considered for the Class A permit by the Director of Immigration Services.

2.2 Applicants who would like the names of their dependant wife and children to be endorsed in their permits must produce a proof of relationship preferably marriage certificate and birth certificates for their children.

2.3 There is a fee of US $ 1600 for a Class A permit, which is generally valid for two years. Permits can be replacement for an additional two years for US $ 1600.

2.4 US $ 20 has to be paid for all types of permits as a fee for Re-entry Pass in respect of each permit holder and his/her dependant(s) endorsed in each permit.

Requirements for obtaining Residence Permit Class ‘B’

Residence permit Class B is issued to foreign expatriates with rare profession to obtain in the country to work for the companies in the country.

Documents required for the first grant application

  • TIF 1 forms duly filled
  • Covering letter
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Business license
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Tax Payer Identification Number Certificate (TIN)
  • Photostat copy of the applicant’s passport
  • Employment contract, signed by the employer and the employee. It should also include a clause on repatriation of an employee to his/her place of domicile or engagement in case of termination of contract for lawful cause.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant
  • Five passport size photographs
  • Organization’s chart
  • Memorandum and articles of Association
  • Translations (by authorised institutions) of documents/certificate in case they are written in languages other than English or Kiswahili.
  • Registration certificate from professional institution/Boards for posts of Accountants, Engineers,
  • Surveyors, Doctors, Nurses, pilots, teachers, and other posts of the like.
  • In case the applicant is currently employed in Tanzania and gets employed to another company, a letter of no objection, original permit from previous employer and current immigration status of the applicant is needed.

Fees for Residence Permit Class ‘B’-1st application:

  • Residence Permit – US $ 600
  • Re-entry pass - US $ 20
  • Replacement US $ 600
  • Dependents (especially wife and children under 18 years) should pay Re-entry pass US $ 20 each, if they have to be included in the permit.
  • If dependants are children under 18 years and intend to attend schools or colleges in Tanzania, they should apply for Class ‘C’ Permit special for students.

N.B: It is not allowed for the expatriate to be in the country when Residence Permit Class B is being applied for hi/her, until the same is granted. However, if an expatriate changes employer and he/she is still in the country, a special pass will be issued pursuant to section 12 of the Immigration Regulations 1997. The Special Pass costs.

Documents required during application for renewal

  • As listed in 1 to 12 above
  • A copy of a granted Residence Permit.
  • Zanzibar procedures

Applicants in Zanzibar are required to produce some additional attachments as follows:

  • A covering letter from Zanzibar Investment Promotion Agency (ZIPA) or export Processing Zones (EPZ) Authority.
  • Four passport size photographs
  • Police Clearance.

For more information Contact:
The Director of Immigration Services
P. O. Box 512 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel. 2552118640
Fax 255222112174/2112181

Foreign Investors are required to apply for a Class A Permit while expatriate staff applies for a class B Permit.

Class C Permits are for other categories of residents such as students, researchers, volunteers and missionaries.
Applications for Class A and Class C permits should be forwarded directly to the Director of Immigration Services while applications for Class B permits should be forwarded to the Director of Immigration Services through the Labour Commissioner. The Labour Department is only involved in the issuance of Class B permits. Application forms for Class A, B and C Permit. (Forms require Acrobat Read   to open)

Envoys, Consuls and Their Families

  • Applications have to be processed through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

Expatriates in Government-Funded Projects Working in government institutions
Applications should pass through their respective ministries in which they are intending to work.  
The applications should be forwarded to the Ministry of Manpower for approval to enable the issuance of an Exemption Certificate by the Director of Immigration Services.  Basic attachments to the application include the following:

  • Five photographs
  • Covering letter from the applying Ministry or Organization
  • Copies of passport pages

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONER OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES IN TANZANIA

This is to inform our clients and the general public that with effect from 01/07/2011 as published though the Government Notice (G.N.) No.185, 186 and 189 of July 01, 2011, the fee rates for various services offered by the Immigration Department have changed as to the following effect:

1. Residence Permits

S/N TYPE OF SERVICE  FEES RATE
1. Residence Permit Class “A” For large Capital Investors in Companies, Industries, Fishing, Mineral and Transportation. US. $.2000 First issue and renewal
2. Residence Permit Class "A" For Peasants US.$.50 First issue and renewal
3. Residence Permit Class “B”For employees in industries, Private Companies, Public Cooperation, Fishing, Mines, Transportation and Music bands. US.$.1,500 First issue and renewal
4. Residence Permit Class “C”For Missionaries, Researchers and Students US.$.500 First issue and renewal

2. Passes

S/N TYPE OF SERVICE  FEES RATE
1. Dependant Pass US.$.500 First issue and renewal
2. Special Pass US.$.600
3. Visitors Pass (CTA) US.$.200
4. Re-entry Pass US.$.50

3. Visas (Please refer to rates set for Applicants at the Tanzania High Commission)

4. Citizenship

S/N TYPE OF SERVICE  FEES RATE
1. Naturalization* US.$.5,000

*A fee of US $. 1,500 is payable upon submission of the application for naturalization, while US. $. 3,500 is paid after the approval of the application for the grant of Citizenship by the Minister responsible for citizenship matters. 

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Exemption Certificate is issued to:

  • Diplomats; envoys accredited to the United Republic of Tanzania, Consuls, and foreigners whose services have been contracted by the Government
  • Wife and dependant children of the Diplomats;
  • Foreign Expatriates involved in the Government projects;
  • Students from the EAC Member States;

NOTE: No fee is paid for the Exemption Certificate.

REQUIREMENTS FOR EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

  • Covering letter from a given institution;
  • Application form dully filled;
  • Letter from President’s Office Public Service Management (Not applicable for E.A students);
  • Copy of Work Permit from the Office of Labour Commissioner (Exemption);
  • Passport copy;
  • 5 passport copy;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Academic Certificates;
  • In case of renewal, previous exemption certificate should be attached.

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR EAST AFRICAN STUDENTS

  • Covering letter from registered University/college/institute;
  • Application form dully filled;
  • Passport copy;
  • Admission letter from University /College/Institute;
  • 5 passport size;
  • Academic certificates;
  • Previous Exemption Certificate- in case of renewal.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS IN EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

  • Passport copy of Dependant;
  • Copy of marriage certificate for dependant wife;
  • Copy of Birth Certificate for children.

Where applicants are to be accompanied with dependants the following documents must be attached with the application the application form:

  • Identification pages of the dependent(s) passport(s)
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth Certificate of the child or children
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Foreign companies groups, individuals who seek to undertake assignments as journalists, photographers, television and film producers, researchers and book writers are required to apply for permit to undertake such assignments. The application form for media permit in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar (journalistic, filming or photography) work must be endorsed by the Embassy and sent back to the applicant.

The applicant with the help of the host institution or person should forward the endorsed application form and fee one month before the commencing date of the assignment to the;

Director, 
National Film Censorship Board
Department of Culture Development 
Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports
P.O Box 8031, DAR ES SALAAM

Tel: +255 222121920 / 222123931 / 222117819
Fax: +255 222121920 / 222123931 / 222117819
E-mails: km@hum.go.tz / filmboardtz@hum.go.tz / filmboardtanzania@yahoo.com 
(for journalists, TV and film producers, photographers, book writers)

and for Zanzibar to;
Information Department
P.O Box 2754, Zanzibar

Tel: 2231073/2231011                                                                         
Fax: 2231011                                                                 
E-mail: habarimaelezo@yahoo.co.uk                                  

For more information on filming permit, press accreditation, broadcasting and fees please visit http://www.tanzania.go.tz/massmedia

NOTE: The above media permit applications is separate from entry visa which should be made to the nearest Consulate / Embassy. Resident and Work Permit application should be made to the immigration department in Tanzania before entry to Tanzania

MEDIA PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

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The applicant (s) should fill in an application for research clearance, attaching a CV (Curriculum Vitae Form ), a synopsis or script when forwarding both the applications. The application must be made two months before the commencing date of the research assignment.

Requirements for this permit are:

  • A copy of pages of the passport with the detailed information of the passport holder
  • Five passport size pictures of the applicant.
  • Introduction letter from the institution or university inviting the applicant for research
  • C.V and certificate of university or institution attended by the applicant
  • A completed application form to be [link]downloaded or provided by immigration office
  • Residence permit fee of USD 120 to be paid at Immigration office.
  • A completed Research Clearance form to be downloaded or provided by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology.(COSTECH )
  • Application fee of USD 50 to be paid at COSTECH
  • If your application is successful you will be required to pay research fee USD 300 per person at COSTECH.

While researchers and academic book writers should send the application and fee directly to

Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
P.O. Box 4302, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 255-22-700745/6/9, 75311/2
Fax: 255-22-775313/4,
Email: costech@costech.or.tz  
website: http://www.costech.or.tz

NOTE:
The above research permit applications is separate from entry visa which should be made to the nearest Consulate / Embassy. Resident and Work Permit application should be made to the immigration department in Tanzania before entry to Tanzania

RESEARCH GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORMS

Residency Permit Information

  • Tanzania Conservation Resource Centre (CRC) – non-profit crew supporting foreign students and researchers (TCRC Website)
  • Residence Permit form (PDF download)
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Permits for importation is requested from;

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security,
P.O. Box 9192, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel: +255 22 2862480/1, Fax:+255 22 2862077
E-mail: psk@Kilimo.go.tz

AND

Director of Veterinary Services
Ministry of Water and Livestock Development
Temeke Veterinary Office
P. O Box 9152, Dar es Salaam.
Tel: +255 22 2862592; Fax +255 22 2862538
E-mail: zoosanitary@mifugo.go.tz or epid1@mifugo.go.tz,
        
Quantity Control Measures  

  • A special import permit issued by the Director of Agriculture and Food Security in Tanzania, is required for the entry of fresh fruit, plants, plant parts, and seeds.
  • An import permit issued by the National Food Commission is required for the entry of meat and edible meat offal, edible vegetable, roots and tubes, and edible fruits and nuts.
  • A permit from the Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Veterinary Services is required for the importation of live horses, dogs, cats, swine, sheep and goats.
  • A permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is required for imports of live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots and the like, cut flowers and ornamental foliage; plants and parts (i.e. seeds and fruits fresh or dried, crushed, powdered); vegetable plaiting materials; raw vegetable materials.

Prohibitions 

  • Prohibition is set on imports of food containing cyclamates or any cyclamate salts for use in food products. 

Technical Measures 

  • Imports of spirits other than gin, geneva, hollands, schnapps, or liqueurs for human consumption, must give satisfactory proof that the spirits to be imported have been matured by storage in wood for a period of not less than three years.  In the same context, medicines and foodstuffs must have a minimum remaining shelf life of six months at the time of importation.  However Brandy under certain conditions, is exempt from this regulation.
  • A sanitary certificate from a qualified veterinary surgeon in the country of export, must accompany every imported animal. 
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Tanzania is responsible for the certification of all plants and plant products (propagative matter, seed, seedlings).  Imported plants are subject to a sanitary certificate signed by an appropriate government official in the country of origin of the goods.
  • Specific labelling requirements are set on imported canned condensed milk for human consumption, vegetable and butter ghee, paints and varnishes.
  • Under the Animal Ordinance Cap. 156, the Ministry of Water and Livestock Development’s Zoo-Sanitary Inspector is responsible for inspection procedures relating to health and sanitary regulations.  Imported animals are subject to quarantine regulations, and to examination by a veterinarian at the port of entry.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is responsible for the inspection of imported plants.  The importation of fresh fruit, plants, plant parts, and seeds are subject to quarantine regulations and may enter only at designated ports, where they will be subject to examination.

Special Customs Formalities 

  • Imported animals may enter only at designated ports.
  • Imports of the following plants should be made through designated port of entry: coffee except roasted beans, cotton, tobacco, cacao, coconuts, groundnuts, lucerne and clover, rubber, maize, wheat, cloves, peach, barberry, buckthorn, and potatoes.

Source: (This information has to be verified from Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and Ministry of Water and Livestock Development in Tanzania) 

Procedure for Bringing Pets to Tanzania

  • It is possible to import dogs and cats, but health and vaccination certificates are required.  Dogs and cats should be vaccinated for rabies at least 1 month and not more than 3 years prior to their entry into Tanzania.
  • An import permit should be obtained by sending a letter of request to the Director of Veterinary Services in Tanzania, Ministry of Water and Livestock Development (see address above). In this letter the applicant should state, Type/Breed of pet, age, port of entry in Tanzania and attach vaccination certificates.

The following vaccinations are recommended:  

  • DHLP: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parvo.
  • Puppies should be vaccinated when they are five to seven weeks old with repeat vaccinations two weeks and six weeks later.  The rabies vaccination should be administered with the third vaccination. 

Vaccination for worms  

  • Vaccination for worms should be done every three months or the pets may be given worm tablets every 45 days.

Note

  • If applicant has hosts in Tanzania, it is helpful if they make a follow up of the application and collect the permit on behalf
  • Imported animals are subject to examination by a veterinarian at the port of entry and subject to quarantine if need be.  
  • If you want to take your pet back with you obtain an export permit.
  • The above permit applications is separate from entry visa which should be made to the nearest Consulate / Embassy. Resident and Work Permit application should be made to the immigration department in Tanzania before entry to Tanzania
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For those who require Police Clearance Certificates regarding “Criminal Records”, you are kindly advised to note that this Embassy does not issue Police Clearance Certificates. You are therefore advised to proceed as follows:

  1. Get your local police to fingerprint you and send your fingerprints to the following address:-
    • The Director
      Forensic Bureau - Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters
      9 Ghana Ohio Road
      P.O. Box 9094
      11483 DAR ES SALAAM
      TANZANIA.

      Tel: +255 22 2110006
      Fax: +255 22 2118223
  2. Attach a letter requesting a “Certificate of Good Conduct” from the applicant or institution requesting the certificate. The letter should provide details of the place you last resided while in Tanzania showing name of district, name of town, street name (if available) and house number.
  3. The letter and attachments must be sent by DHL, having paid all shipment and return charges or Send by any convenient means, indicating the email address at which the applicant will be notified of the successful issuing of the certificate and communicate on means by which it will be returned to him/her at his/her cost.
  4. Attach a copy of your passport, a photocopy of the page containing personal particulars.
  5. Attach two recent passport size pictures
  6. Attach proof of 25 USD payment (plus overseas charges & Bank clearance charges). This a fee charged by NBC Tanzania, therefore you will be responsible for the overseas & other bank charges.
    • Payment must be sent to: NBC Bank A/C No: 011105003888
      ACCOUNT NAME: POLICE FORCE RETENTION COLLECTION ACCOUNT
      BRANCH NAME: NBC (CORPORATE BRANCH)
      SWIFT CODE: NLCBTZTX
  7. Please note: – Don’t forget to send your recent contact details. If you are required to have the police certificate authenticated you should send it with prepaid postage or bring it personally to the High Commission / Embassy. The Embassy will in turn seek a formal verification from concerned authorities in Tanzania. It may take 2 to 3 working days or even a week, depending on the response from the authorities in Tanzania. You would also be charged a fee of $40. (See also “Authentication Section”).

If you are intending to get married in Tanzania, a certificate of no impediment from your home country is required

Documents Required

  • you were never married before
  • you are divorced and attach the relevant divorce certificate or
  • you were widowed and produce/attach the relevant document.

This certificate proves that no legal impediment to the intended marriage is known to the responsible authority in your country. Other useful documents to have are Birth certificate, or personal information from registrar of population in your country. If you intend to be married in church a letter from your Pastor/Priest will be helpful.
 
"NOTICE OF MARRIAGE" AND APPLICATION FOR “SPECIAL MARRIAGES LICENSE”
If you have less than 21 days required to put "a notice of intention to marry", you need to make an application for “Special Marriages Licence” from the Registrar of Marriages An application form for “Special Marriages Licence” will be issued and dully filled and a copy of the certificate of no impediment attached to it. The form must be signed and legalised by a lawyer or an advocate. The form must then go back the Registrar of Marriages where it will be checked, a fee will be paid and the "Special Marriage License" will be issued.

With this license the couple must report to the District Commissioner’s office, Church or Mosque (depending on the place where the marriage will take place and the person who will solemnise the marriage) to set the date of the marriage. Two witnesses selected by the couple (resident or non-resident) will have to accompany the couple on the marriage date. After the ceremony, a Tanzanian Marriage Certificate (in duplicate) will be issued.

ABIDING TO THE RULES OF YOUR COUNTRY:  
If an International Certificate of Marriage is required on your return to your country, the Tanzanian marriage certificate must then be brought back to the Registrar of Marriages (Arusha Office) for registration by filling in form No. RGM 111 (Application for registration for a foreign marriage). A fee of approximately TZS 22,000 is paid to obtain a copy of the entry in the Register of Foreign Marriages. An additional TZS 7,000 is required for the International Marriage Certificate to be issued before leaving Tanzania. This International Marriage Certificate must be certified by the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Legal Department before being presented to your Embassy for legalisation.

The legalised document can then be recorded with your Municipality/Commune/Civil Record Office. Please contact your Embassy in Tanzania for any further information on this.

Marriage in Zanzibar
Information on marriage in Zanzibar can be obtained from:
REGIONAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE
Town Council - Vuga, Zanzibar Town
Tel: +255 024 230246/7
                          
HIGH COURT
Town Council
Vuga, Zanzibar Town
Tel: +255 024 230182
                          
Requirements are

  • Birth Certificate in English
  • Passport
  • Two witnesses (can be locally provided if necessary) and
  • The marriage vows

Marriage Certificates of Zanzibar must be certified by the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ad East African Cooperation in Dar es Salaam and other procedures given above.

GETTING MARRIED ABROAD (NDOA)
When a citizen of The United Republic of Tanzania desires to contract a marriage with a citizen of another country, a certificate of no impediment is needed if the law of that country requires him/her to produce  one. This certificate is proof that no legal impediment to the intended marriage is known to the responsible authority in Tanzania (Registrar - General of Marriages).

The Embassy does not issue such certificates but is mandated to endorse and forward forms for application of certificates for no impediment (RGM. 12 ) directly to;

The Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA).
Kipalapala Street, Upanga
P.O. Box 9183, Dar es Salaam.
Telephone: 2153069 (General line),
Fax: 2153075,

Please visit: LINK for more information and for downloading the (RGM. 12 )

Application form or Registrar of Marriages Zanzibar,

Office of the Registrar General
Abdallah Waziri(Registrar General)
Mambo Msiige Building, Kelele Street, Shangani
P.O.Box 772, Zanzibar

Tel: +255242236324
Fax: +255242236325
e-mail: registrarznz@kubzanzibar.org,
Link: http://www.kubzanzibar.org

When the certificate is issued, the applicant is supposed to bring it to the Embassy for endorsement. (Check with our High Commision / Embassy / Consulate)

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Any person born in the United Republic on or after Union day is deemed to be a citizen of the United Republic if at the time of his birth one of his parents is or was a citizen of United Republic of Tanzania.

Any person born outside the United Republic on or after Union day is deemed to be a citizen of the United Republic by descent if one of his parents is a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania by birth or naturalization.

Any person who is not a citizen of Tanzania whether by birth or by descent may apply for Tanzania citizenship by naturalization to the Minister responsible for citizenship matters.

CONDITIONS FOR CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION
Qualifications for a foreigner who applies for Tanzania Citizenship are:

  • that he has resided in the United Republic throughout the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application,
  • that during the ten years immediately preceding the said period of twelve months he resided in the United Republic for periods amounting in the aggregate do not less than seven years,
  •  that he has an adequate knowledge of Kiswahili or the English language, 
  • that he is of good character,
  • that, in terms of his past and potential contribution to the national economy, or scientific and technological advancement and to the national social and cultural welfare, he would be a suitable citizen of the United Republic,
  • that he intends, if naturalized  to continue to reside permanently in the United Republic.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Application for Tanzania citizenship undergo the following procedures:-

  • an applicant fills in prescribed Forms.
  • the applicant submits the application to the Ward Executive Secretary or Sheha (for the case of Zanzibar) where the applicant resides.
  • the Ward Executive Secretary or Sheha submits the application to the District Immigration Office and the applicant pays a submission fee of USD 1500 which is non refundable.
  • the applicant publishes in two consecutive issues of the daily news papers registered in Tanzania Main land and Zanzibar a notice of intention to apply for naturalization.
  • the applicant has to be interviewed by the District Defense and Security Committee.
  • the District Immigration Officer forward the application to the Regional Immigration Officer who forwards the said application to the Regional Defense and Security Committee for further scrutiny.
  • the Regional Immigration Officer forwards the application to the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services for his recommendation to the Minister.
  • For the case of Zanzibar before the application is sent to the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services, the Commissioner of Immigration Services Zanzibar forwards the application to the office of the Second Vice President for recommendation and it is later submitted to  the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services for his recommendation to the Minister.
  • the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services forwards the recommended application to the Minister  for final decision.

3.1 Naturalization of Women Married to Citizens

A woman married to a citizen of the United Republic shall at any time during the life time of the husband be entitled upon making an application in a prescribed form, to be naturalized as a citizen of the United Republic.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR A MARRIED WOMAN:

  • the applicant fills in prescribed Forms.
  • the applicant may submit the application to the District, Regional immigration office or at the Headquarters and pays a submission fee of USD 1500 which is non refundable.
  • the applicant publishes in two consecutive issues of the daily news papers registered in Tanzania Main land and Zanzibar a notice of intention to apply for naturalization.
  • the District or Regional Immigration Officer forwards the application to the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services for his recommendations.
  • The Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services forwards the application to the Minister for final decision.

REQUIREMENTS:
The application  for Tanzania citizenship by a married woman should be attached with:

  • Proof of husband's citizenship.
  • Marriage certificate registered in Tanzania.
  • A copy of  valid national passport
  • A proof of valid immigration status.
  • Five recent passport size photographs.

3.2 Naturalization of Minor
The minister may cause the Minor child of any citizen of the United Republic to be naturalized as a citizen of the United Republic upon application made in the prescribed manner by a parent or guardian of a child.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR A MINOR:

  • the parent or guardian fills in prescribed Forms.
  • the parent or guardian may submit the application to the District, Regional immigration office or at the Headquarters.
  • the District or Regional Immigration Officer forwards the application to the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services for recommendations.
  • the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services forwards the application to the Minister for final decision.

NOTE: A Parent or guardian must be a citizen and he has to proof that he is a citizen of the United Republic.

REQUIREMENTS:
The application  for Tanzania citizenship for a minor should be attached with:

  • Proof of citizenship of parent or guardian
  • Birth certificate of a child
  • A valid Immigration status
  • Five recent  passport size photographs
  • the parent or guardian pays a submission fee of USD 1500 which is non refundable.

The procedures for renunciation of Tanzania citizenship:

  1. Applicant Fills in prescribed forms.
  2. Submission of the application forms to the Immigration Office, Embassies/High commission where an applicant resides,
  3. Submission of the application forms to the Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services.
  4. The Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services forward the application to the Minister who registers the declaration made by applicant.

REQUIREMENTS
The application for renunciation of Tanzania citizenship should be attached with:

  1. Approval of the grant of citizenship from the other Country.
  2. Return of Tanzania passport.
  3. Five recent  passport size photographs.
  4. Payment of renunciation fees of USD 60.
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The Minister may by order deprive the citizenship of any citizen of the United Republic who is a citizen by naturalization if he is satisfied that the certificate of naturalization was obtained by means of fraud, false representation, or concealment of any material facts or else as provided under Tanzania Citizenship Act of 1995 and its Regulation of 1997.

Guidelines, application forms and permits

PROCEDURES FOR ISSUANCE OF RESIDENCE AND WORK PERMIT CLASS “A”, “B” AND “C”

  • Application forms for Class A, B and C Permit (PDF download)

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES

RESEARCH GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORMS

RESIDENCY PERMIT INFORMATION AND FORMS

  • Tanzania Conservation Resource Centre (CRC) – non-profit crew supporting foreign students and researchers (TCRC Website )
  • Residence Permit form (PDF download)

MEDIA PERMIT APPLICATION FORM

RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP (KUUKANA UTANZANIA)

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