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Tanzania Tourist Visa Information

The Tanzania eVisa is an online visa, launched in 2018, which allows citizens from eligible countries to travel to and within Tanzania and Zanzibar.

The Tanzania electronic visa is valid for tourism and leisure purposes, such as a holiday in Tanzania or Zanzibar, or to visit family or friends.

The Government of Tanzania implemented the eVisa Tanzania in order to simplify the application process for a Tanzania tourist visa for eligible citizens.

For the majority of eligible nationalities, the Tanzania tourist eVisa is available as a single entry visa for a stay of up to 30 days and is valid for 90 days from the date of approval.

For U.S. citizens, the Tanzania Online visa is valid for multiple entries, allows stays of up to 90 days within every 180 days, and is valid for one year from the date of approval.

Eligible applicants may apply through a simple Tanzania eVisa application form, which only takes minutes to complete with personal and passport information. Applicants are also required to indicate the reason for traveling and provide the intended date of entry to Tanzania.

Those wishing to visit Tanzania for purposes other than tourism or leisure are required to contact the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate.

Tanzania eVisa Requirements

To apply for the Tanzania tourist visa, applicants need to meet the following Tanzania eVisa requirements:

  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the intended date of arrival, with at least 1 blank page
  • Two recent photographs of the traveler, passport size
  • Proof of travel such as a return or onward ticket
  • Credit or debit card to pay the eVisa fee
  • A valid email address to receive the approved application notification letter and visa grant notice, and any updates and notifications.

In order to meet the Tanzania online visa requirements, the applicant must also print a copy of the approved application notification letter and visa grant notice to present at Tanzanian border control, to gain expedited entry to the country.

It is essential for travelers with dual nationality to ensure they travel with the same passport used to complete the Tanzania visa application.

The Tanzania visa online allows the traveler to enter the country at one of 5 selected points of entry only. The full list is available in the FAQ section below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tanzania Visa FAQ

  • What is the Tanzania eVisa?

    The Tanzania eVisa is an online visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to and around Tanzania and Zanzibar for tourism and leisure purposes, or to visit family and friends.

  • Which countries need a visa for Tanzania?

    Applicants can check if their country is eligible for the Tanzania eVisa using the visa check tool above.

    Most applications for the (eVisa) for Tanzania come from the following eligible countries:

    • United States
    • India
    • United Kingdom
    • Burundi
  • How much does the eVisa for Tanzania cost?

    The prices for the Tanzania eVisa vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. The single entry Tanzanian visa cost is $50, while the multiple entry eVisa, available only for citizens of the United States, costs $100.

  • How long can I stay in Tanzania with the eVisa?

    For most nationalities, the Tanzania eVisa allows a single stay of up to 30 days in the country. For U.S. citizens, the visa is valid for multiple consecutive stays of 90 days within every 180 days.

  • Can I enter Tanzania with my eVisa at any point of entry?

    Holders of the Tanzania visa online can enter Tanzania at the following select ports of entry:

    • Julius Nyere International Airport
    • Kilmanjaro International Airport
    • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    • Namanga Border Crossing
    • Tunduma Border Crossing

    Travelers may also enter Tanzania and Zanzibar via sea.

  • Is Tanzania visa a single or multiple entry visa?

    The Tanzania eVisa is available as a single entry online visa for the majority of eligible nationalities. U.S. citizens are granted a multiple entry online visa for Tanzania.

  • When should I apply for the eVisa online ?

    Applicants are advised to apply for the Tanzania visa online at least six (6) business days before the intended date of arrival in Tanzania.

  • What is the difference between the electronic visa and visa on arrival?

    Those who are eligible to apply for Tanzania eVisa may also obtain a Tanzania visa on arrival to enter the country. However, getting a visa at the border involves multiple hours of wait time at the airport, post arrival, to fill out a Tanzania visa on arrival form. Payment must also be made in cash, with notes of $50 or $100.
    The Tanzania approved eVisa expedites entry to the country at border checkpoints. In addition, the application can be completed online before traveling and can be paid using a secure credit or debit card.

  • How long is a Tanzania online visa valid for?

    The Tanzania online visa is valid for 90 days from the date of approval. For United States citizens, a multiple entry eVisa is available and is valid for one (1) year from the date of approval.

  • How do I get a tourist visa for Tanzania?

    Eligible citizens can apply online for the Tanzania tourist visa by completing a simple online application form. Applicants are required to fill in basic personal and passport details and travel information and pay a visa fee to receive the approved Tanzania eVisa via email.

  • What do I need to submit a Tanzania visa application?

    In order to submit a Tanzania visa application online, it is necessary to have:

    • A valid passport with at least six (6) months from the expected arrival date and a blank page
    • Two recent photographs of the traveler, passport size
    • Proof of travel such as a return or onward ticket
    • A credit or debit card to pay the Tanzania eVisa fee
    • A valid email address to receive the approved application notification letter and visa grant notice.
  • How long does it take to get a Tanzania visa?

    The Tanzania visa online processing time is three (3) business days to receive the approved visa. In some cases, it may take longer, up to six (6) business days.

  • How long is the Tanzanian Visa Validity?

    The Tanzania visa validity depends on the nationality of the applicant. The single entry Tanzania Tourist eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

    For United States citizens, a multiple entry visa is available and is valid for one (1) year.

  • Can I apply for an online visa while in Tanzania?

    No, it is necessary to submit a Tanzania online visa application before traveling to the country.

    A Tanzania visa on arrival is available for the same eligible citizens as the eVisa, however, this involves multiple hours of wait time at the airport, post arrival. Travelers are advised to apply for the eVisa in advance in order to save extra traveling time.

  • What should I do if I have made a mistake on my application?

    It is essential to make sure that all the data entered on the application matches the applicant’s passport information, as any mistakes in the details provided can result in the rejection of the Tanzania eVisa.

  • How will I receive my approved online tourist visa for Tanzania?

    Upon approval of the eVisa application, an Approved Visa Grant Notice and Visa Application Notification letter will be sent to the email address provided during the application process. It is necessary to print a copy of both documents to present at Tanzania border control to gain entry to the country.

  • How can I check the Tanzania eVisa status?

    Applicants can check status of the Tanzania eVisa on the government application website. It is necessary to provide the Application ID number and the applicant’s email address.

  • When will my visa for Tanzania expire?

    The single entry Tanzania Tourist eVisa expires 90 days after the date of issue.

    For United States citizens, the multiple entry visa available expires one (1) year after the date of issue.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Tanzania tourist eVisa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print a copy of the Approved Visa Grant Notice and Visa Application Notification letter. Both documents must be presented at Tanzanian border control, alongside a completed Entry Arrival declaration form for Tanzania and the same passport used for the visa application, to gain entry to the country.

  • How long does it take to renew an eVisa?

    If the Tanzania eVisa expires while the applicant is outside of Tanzania, it is necessary to submit a new Tanzania online visa application to return to the country. It will take between 3-6 working days for the new application to be approved.

  • What can I do if my application is rejected?

    In the case that the Tanzania visa online application is rejected, applicants are able to submit a new eVisa application. It is essential to make sure that all the information entered on the form matches the applicant’s passport information, as any mistakes in the details provided can result in the rejection of the application.

  • How do I extend my Tanzania tourist online visa?

    To obtain a Tanzania visa extension, it is necessary to visit the Immigration office in Dar es Salaam before the visa expires and complete a Tanzania visa extension form. The Tanzania eVisa may be extended for three (3) months at a time, up to a maximum six (6) months in total.

  • What happens if I overstay my tourist visa in Tanzania?

    Those who overstay the validity of the Tanzania tourist visa are liable to be detained and fined, or even arrested, before being deported.