You can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed.

Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also TRACK their application statuses through the online system. Applicants may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassies or Consular Offices for interviews.

Keynote before you start:

Please consider the following information beforehand.

Types of Visa
Required documents
Countries whose citizens do not require visa on entry
Countries whose citizens require approval by the Tanzania Commissioner General of Immigration.

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).