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1. The following documents must be submitted for each visa applicant. However the Embassy may require more documents.

  • Passport (not a copy) valid for at least 6 months from the date of entering the country.
  • One application form (Online Fillable form)
  • One most recent original passport photo (Biometric) size 3.5 x 4.5cm.
  • Scanned or copies of photos are not acceptable
  • Confirmed return flight
  • Letters of invitation or recommendation for business and study trips
  • Proof of payment of visa fee relevant to the type of visa applied See No. 2 below- CASH PAYMENT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

For applications sent by registered mail should include a sufficiently stamped, self-addressed secure envelope (Luftpolstertasche) also by registered mail.

2. Visa fees are as follows:

  • Ordinary Visa 50.00 €
  • Multiple Visa 100 €
  • Business Visa 250 €
  • Due to demand, an optional express visa is available at an extra fee of 20€

(administrative costs) above the normal fee; normally processed within a full working day.

3. All visa fees are payable only through the Embassy Bank Account mentioned below:

Account Holder: Botschaft von Tansania
IBAN:  DE57 3807 0059 0195 5558 01
BIC:  DEUTDEDK
Bank: Deutsche Bank

NOTE: ALL FEES ONCE PAID ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

4.Vaccine recommendations:

Although certification for immunization against yellow fever is mandatory for East Africa and bordering areas, travellers to Tanzania do not need to have proof of immunization. However, immunization against this deadly disease is recommended for all visitors entering Tanzania after having travelled in countries where yellow fever is a health problem. Healthwise, it is always safe to have vaccinations especially when travelling abroad/overseas

TRAVEL VISASREQUIREMENTSFEES
Ordinary/Tourist Visa
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Visa Fee
  • Visa application form must be filled out and signed by the applicant
  • German: $100 (Multiple entry) for one year, 90 Days at a time
  • Non-German Citizens: $50 (Single entry) for 90 Days
  • Non-German Citizens: $100 (Double entry) for 90 Days each
  • Transit Visa
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Visa Fee
  • Visa application form must be filled out and signed by the applicant
  • German Citizens: $30 (Single entry) 90 Days
  • Business
  • Volunteers
  • Students
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Visa Fee
  • Visa application form must be filled out and signed by the applicant
  • Introductory letter from the organization either in Germany or Tanzania
  • German Citizens: $250 (Single entry) 90 Days
  • German Citizens Students $250
  • Non-German Citizens: $250 (Single entry) 90 Days

Other Travel visas for:

  • Mission
  • Meeting & Conference
  • Study
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Visa Fee
  • Visa application form must be filled out and signed by the applicant
  • Introductory letter from the organization either in Germany or Tanzania
  • German Citizens: $100 (Multiple entry) one year, 90 Days at a time
  • Non-German Citizens: $100 (Double entry) 90 Days each

Other Travel visas for:

  • Diplomatic
  • Official
  • World Bank & IMF
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Visa application form filled and signed
  • Passport valid for six months
  • Official letter from the government institution, organization or agency
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Referred Visa

German travel document & referred visa holders:

  • Provide proof of having host in Tanzania
  • The host should provide detailed information including
    • Physical address
    • Telephone number
    • Employment or Business (ID)
  • Non-German Citizens: $50 (Single entry)
  • Non-German Citizens: $100 (Double entry)
  • Approval for referred visa is given from the Immigration head office within 6 weeks of submitting application.
Transit Visa
  • A transit visa is permission to cross through Tanzania from one entry point to another
  • It is issued for a maximum of two weeks, provided that the applicant is in possession of onward tickets, sufficient funds and an entry visa to the country of destination
This type of visa is NOT issued at the High Commission, it is issued at boarder or point of entry.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Cash is NOT accepted
  2. All checks and money orders should be made Payable to the Embassy of Tanzania, in Berlin, Germany
  3. An additional bank-processing fee of 16.00 USD applies to foreign cheques. Stamps cannot be accepted as payment.
  4. Next day service is an extra $50 and same day service is available for $100
  5. ALL APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO OBSERVE AND COMPLY WITH ALL VISA REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
  6. ALL INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE SENDER TO BE COMPLETED FIRST.
  7. Visa Fee is NON REFUNDABLE

Hours of Preparation and Processing time

  1. Visa Application drop off: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00pm.
  2. Visa pickups: Monday to Thursday from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and Friday from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm
  3. Visa processing takes a minimum of five (5) working days for regular process.
  4. The duration to remain in the country is determined by the immigration officer at the port of entry.
  5. All visas are valid from the date of issuance. In the event a visa expires before it is utilized, the applicant will have to re-apply for a new one.
  6. Walk-in is available, no appointment necessary.
  7. It is emphasized that nationals and persons of the above mentioned countries and/or categories above may not be allowed entry into Tanzania without being in possession of referred visas. See “types of visa” for more information about referred visas
RESIDENCE PERMITS
Residence permits are NOT issued at the Embassy
  • Exception Certificate.
  • Class “A”
  • Class “B”
  • Class “C”
  • Carry on Temporary assignment (CTA)
  • Issued to Diplomats and Expatriates on Government Projects
  • Issued to Investors, Consultants and Businessmen.
  • Issued to Expatriates
  • Issued to Missionaries, Students, and Volunteers Organization
  • Issued to work for the duration not longer than 90 Days
  • Gratis
  • $1500
  • $800
  • $500
  • $200

SINGLE ENTRY / ORDINARY / TOURIST 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).
  • Provide flight itinerary, ticket or tour operator package receipt.
  • People traveling for specific reasons other than tourism must submit a letter from their organization or office. These include but not limited to volunteers, people attending meetings & conferences, studies, diplomatic, official and any other business not mentioned here.
  • Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardians should be accompanied by a notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel, A copy of their ID

MULTIPLE VISA

  • Valid passport at least for 6 month
  • 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 at least for 6 month
  • 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
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