Tanzania eVisa Requirements for Citizens of India

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Indian nationals can visit Tanzania and Zanzibar with the Tanzania eVisa. The Government of Tanzania introduced this online visa in 2018 to simplify the receipt of a valid travel permit for international tourists. Indian passport holders can obtain the eVisa for Tanzania online without having to pay a visit to an embassy or consular office.

What is a Tanzania eVisa for Indian Citizens?

The Tanzanian visa policy specifies the main features and advantages the eVisa offers to Indian visitors. Indians can use the eVisa for tourism, leisure, or to visit family and friends. The Tanzania eVisa is valid for entry during 90 days upon issuance and grants them a stay for up to 30 days in the country with a single entry allowed.

These features are standard for foreign tourists looking to visit Tanzania for tourism and relaxation. Indian travelers who, on the other hand, need to stay for longer in the country or are planning a personal relocation for a more permanent basis must note the eVisa does not apply in these cases. We recommend they contact the Tanzanian embassy in New Delhi for further visa options.

Tanzania eVisa Requirements for Indian Nationals

We recommend international visitors read through the visa requirements for Indian travelers before initiating the eVisa application form. The online visa for Tanzania has very easy to meet requirements, and most Indian citizens who travel abroad frequently, will find them straightforward. The essential requirements Indians must meet to obtain the Tanzania eVisa include the following:

  • Possess an Indian passport with a 6 months’ validity from their date of arrival in Tanzania
  • Check the passport has one blank page for entry and exit stamps
  • Provide 2 recent passport-style photographs in digital format
  • Share their travel itinerary
  • Have a bank card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Use a current email address for all their communications and to receive their approved eVisa

Indian citizens who have a passport that will expire in 6 months or less on their arrival date should send it for renewal at their earliest possibility. Once they begin the eVisa application process, they cannot leave it halfway and finish it later with a renewed passport. It must be completed in one go. They should also confirm the passport has at least one empty page for entry and exit stamps by immigration inspectors.

Before applying for the Tanzania eVisa, Indian citizens should have previously purchased their transportation tickets and booked their accommodation. This information will be required while they complete the eVisa application form. We request Indian travelers book their arrival only through to one of these authorized ports of entry for eVisa holders:

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

Some seaports in the Zanzibar islands also authorize entries with the eVisa. We advise Indian tourists to check which ones are compatible with the eVisa if their holiday includes arriving by boat.

Additionally, we recommend the bank card they plan to use for payment has sufficient funds and is activated for online payments. Lastly, we advise Indian applicants to request their Tanzanian eVisa with an email account they frequently use. All their communications, including the eVisa approval, will be communicated by email only, so it is handy to have this information accessible at any time.

Application Form for a Tanzania eVisa for Indian Citizens

The application form for the Tanzania eVisa is a simple online questionnaire that usually takes 20 minutes to fill. We recommend Indian applicants have their passport, travel itinerary, and bank card ready before initiating their request. They can choose whichever device is more comfortable for them (personal computer, tablet, or smartphone) provided they have a stable internet connection.

Some of the basic information they will have to share is the following:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Email account
  • Residential address
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiry date
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Travel dates

To avoid delays or mistakes in their evaluation, we advise Indian citizens to check they have answered correctly and the information they provide matches the details published on their passports. Any mistakes or spelling errors could delay the evaluation process or even lead to a rejection of their application.

Indian travelers complete the eVisa form by paying the processing fee. The payment is carried out through a secure online system where most international debit and credit cards are accepted. We recommend Indian applicants check their cards are active and authorized for payments.

Indian citizens planning a group visit such as a family holiday with children should note that each application can include up to 3 minors who are dependents of one one of the travelers. They will not need to submit a separate eVisa request for each traveler.

Evaluation Process of the Tanzania eVisa for Indian Citizens

Once Indian travelers have submitted their eVisa request, it is evaluated, and within 72 hours, they will receive a resolution to their petition. We advise submitting their forms at least a week before their arrival to account for unexpected delays during peak tourist seasons.

If their forms have been correctly filled in, Indian applicants will receive a confirmation email with an Approved Visa Grant Notice and a Visa Application Notification Letter. We recommend printing a copy of each document and keeping it next to their travel documents (passport, airline tickets, hotel reservations) before their departure.

Indian Tourists Traveling to Tanzania and Zanzibar With the eVisa

Indian travelers with the approved eVisas are free to travel to Tanzania. They should abide by the validity period of the eVisa (90 days) for their entry and ensure their stay does not exceed a month. If they encounter any unexpected issue during their stay and must stay for over a month, they can request an eVisa extension at the Immigration Office in Dar es Salaam.

Upon arrival, Indians must submit their passports, eVisas, and the rest of their travel documents to be inspected by immigration officials at border controls.

It is essential that Indian travelers reach Tanzania with the same passport they used during their eVisa application process. The online visa for Tanzania is a unique entry permit linked to their original passport and cannot be transferred to a second one. If they have had to replace or renew their passport before their arrival, they will need to request a new eVisa. Otherwise, they will not be authorized entry into the country.

Can Indian visitors obtain a visa on arrival when they reach Tanzania?

Indian passport holders can request a visa on arrival if they have not had the time to apply for an eVisa before their visit. Nevertheless, they must consider that this option entails having to queue sometimes for long hours once they reach after a long intercontinental flight. Indian tourists prefer the much more convenient and accessible eVisa to visit Tanzania.

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