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Tanzania eVisa Requirements for Citizens of Germany

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German nationals can apply online for an eVisa for Tanzania. Introduced in 2018, the eVisa is an electronic visa available to citizens of selected countries, including Germany.

It enables eligible travelers to apply online without needing to organize visits in-person to an embassy or consular office. This online visa grants entry for German travelers visiting Tanzania and the Zanzibar archipelago for tourism.

Main Features of the Tanzania eVisa for German Visitors

The Tanzania visa policy outlines the main features the eVisa offers to German tourists. Germans can use this online visa for tourism, leisure, or to visit family or friends residing in the country.

It allows them a single entry and grants a stay of up to a month (30 days). Once granted, it is valid for entry for 3 months. If German travelers have not used their eVisa within 90 days of being issued, it is no longer valid, and they must request a new travel permit.

Tanzania eVisa Requirements for German Citizens

Applicants from Germany traveling abroad should consult the visa requirements for German passport holders. The main conditions to apply for the Tanzania eVisa are as follows:

  • German passport valid for at least 6 months from their date of arrival in Tanzania
  • Digital copy (scan) of passport bio page
  • Recent passport-style photo of the German applicant
  • Return/onward ticket
  • Credit/debit card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Email address

German nationals must note that the eVisa, once approved, is linked to their passport. It is a unique online visa that cannot be transferred to another travel document. This is especially important for Germans with dual citizenship and those whose passport will expire within 6 months of their arrival date, and they will need to renew it before traveling.

German tourists will be required to share their travel plans to apply for the eVisa. This includes having previously purchased their transportation tickets and booked their accommodation. When organizing the trip, they should confirm they will arrive at one of the following authorized ports of entry:

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
  • Namanga Border Crossing
  • Tunduma Border Crossing
  • Stone Town seaport
  • Ngambo seaport

German applicants should provide an email address they regularly use since all communication regarding their application will be carried out by email.

If German passport holders find that they do not meet these requirements or have plans for a longer stay, they should pay a visit to the Tanzanian embassy in Berlin for further visa options.

Application Form for the Tanzania eVisa for German Tourists

The Tanzania eVisa application form for German nationals is a simple and straightforward questionnaire. German citizens will need to share some personal and passport details along with their travel plans.

Some of the basic information German applicants will have to share include the following personal details:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Country of residence
  • Citizenship
  • Email account

The following passport details are also required:

  • Passport number
  • Passport issuance date
  • Passport expiration date

German visitors must also provide the following travel information:

  • Travel dates
  • Accommodation booking

German groups visiting Tanzania with children for a family holiday must note that each application allows for up to 3 minors. Each parent or legal guardian can include up to 3 dependents on their eVisas requests and apply jointly.

We recommend German applicants check their answers thoroughly before submitting them. Any mismatch or typo could lead to delays in their evaluations or a possible denial.

Germans must also pay a fee to process their Tanzanian eVisa application. The payment is carried out via a secure online system, and most international debit or credit cards are authorized.

Evaluation Process of the Tanzania eVisa for German Nationals

Once a German citizen has submitted their eVisa request, the application is processed. This takes between 1 and 7 days. Travelers from Germany who plan to visit Tanzania during the peak tourist season are advised to complete their eVisa application at least a week before traveling.

If their eVisa request was submitted correctly, German nationals will receive their Approved Visa Grant Notice and Visa Application Notification Letter in a confirmation email. A copy must be printed and presented upon arrival at the Tanzanian border.

Traveling to Tanzania with the eVisa from Germany

Upon reaching Tanzania, German citizens should submit their passports and printouts of their eVisa and grant notice to border control officials. German tourists should check their arrival abides by the eVisas validity for entry (within 90 days of issue), and their stay does not exceed a month. If they need to prolong their stay for any unexpected reasons, they should contact the Immigration Office in Daar es Salaam for an eVisa extension.

Can German nationals obtain a visa on arrival when reaching Tanzania?

German passport holders are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival once they reach Tanzania. However, they should note that this entry permit sometimes obliges them to queue for long hours after a long intercontinental flight. The eVisa is considered a much more practical and convenient option for German tourists to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Application Steps

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