Tanzania eVisa Requirements for Citizens of China

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Travelers from China visiting Tanzania and Zanzibar require a visa to enter the country. The Government of Tanzania introduced the Tanzania eVisa in 2018 to facilitate the granting of the required travel permits for foreign visitors, including Chinese passport holders reducing the time required to obtain authorization to enter the country within a matter of days.

The online visa for Tanzania is a much more convenient and time-saving option for Chinese travelers. If they need to visit Tanzania for a short period of time for leisure and relaxation, they can avoid scheduling an appointment at an embassy or consulate and can obtain the eVisa from the comfort of their homes.

What is the Tanzania eVisa for Chinese Citizens?

Chinese nationals can check the Tanzanian visa policy to learn all the features and advantages the eVisa offers them. The Tanzania eVisa is perfect for Chinese passport holders visiting Tanzania and Zanzibar for short stays for tourism. Chinese tourists are allowed a single entry into the country and can stay for 30 consecutive days. They can use it both for mainland Tanzania as well as the Zanzibar islands. Upon issuance, they have 90 days to use it for their entry.

Chinese passport holders who would like to stay for more than a month in Tanzania or are considering relocating for a more permanent residence must note the Tanzania eVisa does not cover these activities. In their situation, we recommend that they contact the Tanzanian embassy in Beijing for further information.

How to Apply for a Tanzania eVisa from China?

The application form for the Tanzania eVisa is a simple online questionnaire. Most Chinese citizens used to frequent international travel will find it straightforward to complete. Some of the basic information they will need to share is regarding their personal status, passport details, and travel plans. The most common questions they will answer are the following:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Email address
  • Residence
  • Passport number
  • Passport issuance date
  • Passport expiration date
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Port of entry

Chinese citizens planning a family holiday with minors can take advantage of the flexibility the eVisa for Tanzania offers. Each traveler can include up to 3 minors in their eVisa request. This frees them from having to submit separate applications for each visitor.

Chinese petitioners should ensure their answers are correct and match the information published on their passports. Any mistakes or missing information could delay their evaluation process, and in some cases, lead to a rejection of their request.

Chinese applicants conclude the eVisa petition by paying the processing fee. Most international debit and credit cards are accepted, and the payment will be issued through a secure online system.

What Are the Tanzania eVisa Requirements for Chinese Travelers?

The Tanzanian government recommends reading through the visa requirements for Chinese nationals before proceeding with their eVisa petition. The necessary conditions Chinese citizens must meet to obtain the online visa for Tanzania are the following:

  • Have a Chinese passport with at least 6 months validity from their date of arrival in Tanzania
  • Ensure the passport has at least 1 blank page for entry and exit stamps
    Supply 2 recently taken passport-style photographs
  • Confirm travel itinerary including proof of onward travel
  • Use a bank card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Use a frequently accessed email address for their eVisa request

Chinese travelers must check the expiration date on their passports. They must also ensure it is the same travel document they will use when traveling to Tanzania. This is especially important for Chinese nationals with dual citizenship with another country. They must confirm the passport has at least one empty page with enough space for entry and exit stamps.

Chinese applicants must have digital copies of 2 recently taken passport-style photographs. They must also share proof of their accommodation bookings and travel tickets to guarantee their visit abides with the eVisa’s validity.

We recommend Chinese petitioners apply for the eVisa with an email account they regularly use since all their communications will be carried out online. They must also check the bank card they will use for payment has been previously activated for online transactions.

Evaluation Process of the eVisa Requests by Chinese Petitioners

Once Chinese citizens have submitted their application form for the Tanzanian eVisa, it is evaluated, and within 72 hours, they will receive a resolution to their request. If their answers were correct and they meet the eVisa requirements, they should be issued with an approved eVisa. If Chinese tourists apply during peak tourist seasons, we recommend they send in their forms at least a week before their arrival.

We will issue a confirmation email with the Approved Visa Grant Notice and a Visa Application Notification Letter. We recommend Chinese travelers print out a copy and keep it next to the rest of their travel documents before their visit.

Chinese Tourists Traveling to Tanzania with the eVisa

Chinese nationals with an approved eVisa are authorized to travel to Tanzania. They must confirm to enter the country through one of the following ports of entry compatible with the eVisa:

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
  • Namanga Border Crossing
  • Tunduma Border Crossing

Chinese visitors can also reach the Zanzibar islands from mainland Tanzania by their authorized seaports.

Upon arrival, Chinese citizens must head straight to the passport controls for eVisa holders and submit their passports along with the eVisa and grant notices for inspection.

Visa on arrival for Chinese travelers reaching Tanzania

Chinese tourists can obtain a visa on arrival if they have not had the chance to request one beforehand. This option, however, can have them queueing for long hours after an intercontinental flight. Chinese citizens are happier with the more comfortable and time-saving eVisa for their holiday in Tanzania.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa
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