Tanzania introduced an online system in the year 2018. Therefore, all travelers intending to visit Tanzania can apply for visas online before they arrive.
You will be required to have a passport that is valid for about six months.
You have to provide proof of travel in terms of a return ticket and proof of funds to sustain your stay in Tanzania. You have to indicate your purpose of stay.
There are some countries that have visa exception to Tanzania. Such countries include The United States of America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and many EU countries. Here is the full list (link)
How to apply for a Tanzania VISA online?
You will visit this link https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ then fill in the forms. You will then follow the prompts and make payments and finally submit your application.
After the government VISA agency processes your information, you will receive an email confirming your VISA status. You are also able to track the status of your VISA through this same portal.
It is important that you apply for your visa early, at least 45 days before your travel date.
It is crucial to apply well in advance because the processing time for this application might take over 60 days.
Booking a flight before receiving approval for your referral visa is advised by Tanzania Immigration.
We have expertise assisting visitors to successfully enter Tanzania on a referral visa, and we can assist our customers with completing their referral visa applications.
Please get in touch with us if you have any problems obtaining your visa; we would be pleased to help.
Where to obtain a Tanzanian visa upon arrival
In Zanzibar: The Office of the Principal Immigration Officer
Dar es Salaam: The Office of the Director of Immigration Services
What is the difference between a visa on arrival and an e-visa?
There is still a provision for visa on arrival despite the introduction of the e-visa. This however should not be a reason for you to just travel without applying first; you should only try the visa on arrival if you have no other alternative.
It is important to note that the visa on arrival is not available for all nationalities, therefore make sure you have ascertained that your country is on the list of countries that can get visa on arrival.
The e-visa will however save you more time at the airport. The visa fees are usually $50 and $100 depending on your type of via and duration of stay. You must have the tour operator’s contacts you may need it.
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