Tanzania eVisa Requirements for Citizens of Germany

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The government of Tanzania introduced the eVisa for Tanzania In 2018. The eVisa is an electronic visa available to citizens of selected countries, including Germany enabling them to apply online without needing to organize personal visits 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 published 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). Upon issuance, it is valid for their entry for 3 months. If German travelers have not used their eVisa within 90 days of issuance, it is no longer valid, and they must request a new travel permit.

Tanzania eVisa Requirements for German Citizens

We encourage applicants from Germany to consult the conditions for international travel for German passport holders. These requirements are standard and easy to meet for Germans used to traveling abroad. The main conditions to apply for the Tanzania eVisa they must meet are the following:

  • Possess a German passport valid for at least 180 days on their arrival date in Tanzania
  • Ensure the passport includes at least 1 blank page for entry and exit stamps
  • Provide 2 recent passport-style photos
  • Share their travel itinerary
  • Have a valid bank card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Use a valid 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 a second travel document. This is especially important for Germans with dual citizenship or if their 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 obtaining their travel tickets, they should confirm they will use 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

We recommend they check their debit or credit card has been previously activated for online payments. Lastly, German applicants should provide an email address they regularly use since all communication regarding their request and their issuance will be carried out online.

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

Application Form for the Tanzania eVisa for German Tourists

German nationals who confirm they meet the requirements mentioned previously can continue to the Tanzania eVisa application form. It is a simple and straightforward questionnaire where 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:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Country of residence
  • Citizenship
  • Email account
  • Passport number
  • Passport issuance date
  • Passport expiration date
  • Travel dates
  • Accommodation booking

German groups visiting Tanzania with underage travelers 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 can lead to delays in their evaluations or a possible denial.

Germans conclude the Tanzanian eVisa application by paying the eVisa fee. 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 German citizens have submitted their eVisa requests, the Tanzanian government evaluates these. German applicants will receive a resolution to their petition between 24 and 72 hours. We recommend that if they plan to visit Tanzania during the peak tourist season, they 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. We recommend they print out a copy and keep it next to the rest of their travel documents before their departure.

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. German tourists prefer the much more practical and convenient eVisa to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa
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