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Tanzania eVisa

Tanzania eVisa

Tanzania eVisa general information

Tanzania eVisa is an online visa for eligible foreigners who want to enter the country. It has been launched by the Tanzanian Government to make the application process effortless and attract more travelers.

Tanzanian online visa is a single-entry visa valid for a month (30 days) from the arrival date. However, US citizens are able to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Tanzania which stays effective for one year and permits a 90-day stay.

Travelers can easily apply for a Tanzania visa online. All needed is to fill out the form on the website, attach the required documents, pay the fee and make a paper copy of a Tanzania electronic visa that arrived at the email address as a PDF document.

Before arrival, you should choose which border crossing point you want to use, as only some stipulated airports and land border crossings accept electronic visas in Tanzania.

Who needs an eVisa to Tanzania

All travelers who are willing to come to Tanzania for tourist or transit purposes must obtain a Tanzania eVisa if they are citizens of the eligible countries. You can check the list of eligible countries below.

Note that you are not allowed to get employed under this visa.

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List of eligible countries

eVisa for Tanzania is available to the citizens of following countries:

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  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • American Samoa American Samoa
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Angola Angola
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Armenia Armenia
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Belarus Belarus
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Benin Benin
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Canada Canada
  • Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Comoros Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of Congo, Republic of
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • East Timor East Timor
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Egypt Egypt
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Fiji Fiji
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • French Guiana French Guiana
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Groenlandia Groenlandia
  • Guam Guam
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Jordan Jordan
  • North Korea North Korea
  • South Korea South Korea
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos Laos
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Liberia Liberia
  • Libya Libya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Macedonia Macedonia
  • Maldives Maldives
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)
  • Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
  • Nepal Nepal
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Caledonia New Caledonia
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Norway Norway
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Palau Palau
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Panama Panama
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Russia Rusia
  • San Marino San Marino
  • São Tomé E Principe São Tomé E Principe
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovak Slovak
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • South Sudan South Sudan
  • Spain Spain
  • Sudan Sudan
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Togolese Republic Togolese Republic
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Venezuela Venezuela
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Western Sahara Western Sahara
  • Holy See Holy See

Types of Tanzania electronic visas

According to the purpose of traveling, there are two types of a Tanzania online visa:

  • Tanzania tourist visa – this Tanzania eVisa permits one to enter the country for tourism, exploring new places, sightseeing, as well as for visiting family or friends; it allows a 30-day stay;
  • Tanzania transit visa – you should use this type if you travel to Tanzania only to get to your next destination; it allows you to stay in the country for seven days.

Both Tanzania visas permit a single entry. Note that even if you want to stay in the country for less than seven days, you should apply for a tourist eVisa to Tanzania, as the transit type doesn’t allow tourist usage.

Tanzania eVisa validity

The validity of the Tanzania eVisa can be different. The selected type of visa is what determines how long the visa stays effective.

The Tanzania tourist visa is valid for 30 days from issuance. However, US citizens can enjoy a multiple-entry visa to Tanzania issued for 90 days.

If you need to get through Tanzania to another country, you should obtain a transit Tanzania visa with a period of effectiveness of 7 days.

Transit information

Even if the only reason you are planning to come to Tanzania is to use it as a transit to get to your next or final destination, you still have to get a Tanzania visa.

You should apply for a transit visa to Tanzania that stays valid for 7 days and is designed specifically for transit purposes.

Ports accepting eVisas

Airports:

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA)
  • Mwanza International Airport (MWZ)

Border crossing points:

  • Namanga border
  • Tunduma border

Tanzanian seaports support Tanzania eVisas too.

Tanzania eVisa application instruction

It is very easy to apply for the Tanzania eVisa. You do not have to go to an embassy or consulate, you can do it anywhere at any time – at home or during another trip, in the morning or at midnight.

The application process is user-friendly, effortless, and only takes a few minutes. Use this instruction to apply for an electronic visa for Tanzania as smoothly as possible:

  • Fill out the application form providing some passport, personal, and travel information, for example, your name, surname, the purpose of travel, email address, etc.
  • Attach the necessary documents.
  • Cover the visa fee via any available online payment method – you can use your debit or credit card.
  • Check the inbox, as the approved Tanzania eVisa will be delivered in PDF format to your email address.
  • Print out the online visa to Tanzania and take it with you to the airport.

The processing time varies. However, it is advisable to apply way in advance to make sure the Tanzania eVisa will be ready on time.

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Requirements for Tanzania visa online application

First of all, in order to apply for a Tanzania electronic visa, you must have a working device with a stable internet connection, the ability to pay online, and an active email address.

You also have to provide the following required documents:

  • A photograph of the valid passport (it must not expire within six months after the planned date of arrival to Tanzania). Note that Tanzania eVisa links directly to the passports, so if there are any changes in the data or the passport gets lost or expired, the electronic visa to Tanzania becomes invalid too.
  • A photograph of the applicant’s face – it can be taken by phone or PC camera.
  • Proof of having a return ticket (for a Tanzania tourist visa) or an onward ticket (for a transit visa type).

Upon arrival, the customs officials will check the validity of two mandatory documents – a passport and a paper copy of the Tanzania eVisa. Then they will give you a stamp with the stated date of returning to your origin country or going to another country for transit purposes.

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination

    DESTINATION

    Tanzania

  • eVisa price

    PRICE

    99/149 EUR depending on a visa type

  • eVisa Processing time

    PROCESSING TIME

    several days

  • Visa validity

    VALID FOR

    7 / 30 days

  • Visa requirements documents

    WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY

    • passport
    • valid email
    • debit/credit card/PayPal
    • face photo
    • return / onward ticket
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get an eVisa to Tanzania?

After submitting the application online, you'll get the approved electronic visa to Tanzania in your email address.

When will I receive a Tanzania eVisa?

You will receive your approved Tanzania eVisa once the processing of your application is completed. The processing normally lasts for a few days, but it is still better to apply for a visa to Tanzania way in advance of your trip.

Do I need to print a Tanzania electronic visa?

Yes, you need to print out the PDF document of the eVisa to Tanzania. Upon arrival, the officials may ask you to present it together with your valid passport.

What if my eVisa for Tanzania is not approved?

If your electronic visa to Tanzania gets denied, you should double-check your application form for possible errors. Feel free to contact our support team, so we could find a solution for you.

How long can I stay in Tanzania with Tanzania eVisa?

Your permitted stay will depend on the visa type you choose. With a tourist single-entry visa to Tanzania, you can stay for 30 days; with a multiple-entry Tanzania eVisa, US citizens can stay for 90 days, while a transit visa allows a 7-day stay.

What is the validity of an online visa to Tanzania?

The validity of a Tanzania eVisa differs: it's 30 days for a tourist single-entry visa, 7 days for a transit visa, and 12 months for a multiple-entry visa (available for US citizens only).

Do children need a Tanzania eVisa?

Yes, every applicant must have a separate Tanzania visa application, children are no exception. Parents or legal guardians must fill out the application for underage travelers.

What is the cost of a Tanzania online visa?

The Tanzania eVisa costs 99/149 Euro (depending on the type; the multiple-entry visa's price is higher).

What must I have to apply for an online visa to Tanzania?

To apply for a visa to Tanzania online, you must prepare the required documentation and have a working device with an internet connection and an active email account.

What is the processing time for a Tanzania eVisa?

The processing time may differ, as each case is individual. You likely won't need to wait for more than several days, but still make sure to apply well beforehand of your trip.

What documents are required to get an eVisa for Tanzania?

The following documents are required for an eVisa to Tanzania: a valid passport, face photo, and return or onward ticket.

What data do I need to provide in the application form for a Tanzania eVisa?

To submit the application form for a Tanzania eVisa, you'll have to enter your name and surname, nationality, birthdate, phone number, email address, and some travel details.