Tanzania eVisa for Citizens of New Zealand

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New Zealanders can comfortably obtain the Tanzanian eVisa and visit mainland Tanzania as well the Zanzibar archipelago.

The Tanzania eVisa is an online visa that simplifies a travel permit’s application process by removing visitors’ need to submit documentation and schedule personal appointments at the Tanzanian embassy or consulate. It also expedites the arrival and check-in process for tourists from New Zealand when they arrive in the country by pre-screening them beforehand.

It is an optimal solution for New Zealanders looking to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar for leisure and tourism for a limited amount of time. The Tanzania eVisa is a single-entry eVisa, which is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. It grants New Zealand passport holders a maximum stay of 30 days in the country.

Are New Zealand Nationals Eligible to Obtain The Tanzania eVisa?

Yes, New Zealand citizens can request a Tanzania eVisa and travel there without any additional permits. Before applying, the Tanzanian government requires New Zealand travelers to read the Visa policies for Tanzania and make sure they meet the following requirements:

  • A New Zealand passport with at least one blank page that will be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival
  • A valid email address for registration and to receive the approved notification letter and the eVisa grant notice
  • 2 recent passport-sized photos
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay the visa processing fee
  • A return or onwards ticket

Applicants from New Zealand whose passports may expire less than 6 months after their intended date of arrival will have to renew them before beginning the eVisa application process. Likewise, New Zealanders with dual nationality will have to remember to apply for the eVisa with the same passport they will use when traveling to Tanzania. This is since the Tanzania eVisa is automatically linked to the original passport used when applying. It is a unique permit whose validity cannot be transferred to a second travel document.

New Zealand citizens visiting Tanzania and Zanzibar for any other purposes or traveling for a more extended period than 30 days are recommended to organize an appointment at the Tanzanian Consulate in Christchurch and inquire which document suits their needs better.

How to Apply for The Tanzania eVisa From New Zealand?

Travelers who meet the visa requirements for New Zealanders can begin the process by completing the online application for the Tanzania eVisa with their travel details, along with their personal and passport information.

The information entered on the online application should be as accurate as possible to avoid complications during processing. Common errors and missing data can lead to processing delays and, in some cases, a denial of visa. Therefore, New Zealand applicants are encouraged to review the information they entered on the form before applying for review by the Tanzanian government.

There is a processing fee associated with the Tanzania eVisa that travelers can pay using a debit or credit card. It is essential to make sure the cards to be used have enough funds and have been previously activated for international transactions.

Tanzania eVisa processing times

Once New Zealanders have answered all the questions on the form and paid the visa processing fee, their request is sent to the Tanzanian government for evaluation. The evaluation and analysis is a swift process that usually takes up to 72 hours. During busy touristic periods, some evaluations can take longer. New Zealander travelers are encouraged to begin the application process at least 6 days before their intended date of arrival.

Once the Tanzanian government approves the requests received, they will issue the Tanzania eVisa to the New Zealander applicants by email. The email will include a visa grant notice and an approved notification letter. New Zealanders must print out a copy of each document before departing to display at passport controls once they reach Tanzania.

Traveling From New Zealand to Tanzania and Zanzibar With The eVisa

As mentioned above, New Zealand visitors must have printed copies of their eVisa and the notification letter and show these at passport controls to be allowed entry.

New Zealanders can choose to go to Tanzania and Zanzibar by road or air. When booking their travel tickets, they must select one of the following ports of entry.

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

Additionally, tourists from New Zealand wishing to tour the Zanzibar islands can get there by selected seaports.

Visa on arrival for Tanzania for New Zealand visitors

Tanzania offers the possibility of entering the country with a Visa on arrival to New Zealand nationals. This option is still available if New Zealand travelers have had to book a last-minute ticket to Tanzania and have not applied for the eVisa. However, they should bear in mind that the visa on arrival involves waiting for a long time at passport controls once they enter the country, pay the processing fee in cash, and carry all of their original documents. The eVisa is a much more convenient and preferred option for New Zealand arrivals.

Extending the Tanzania eVisa for New Zealand tourists

New Zealand visitors currently in Tanzania who wish to prolong their stay are eligible to request a visa extension. They must simply go to the Immigration office in Dar es Salaam before their eVisa expires and complete a visa extension form. They can either request for up to 2 extensions, each one covering 3 months of added time. It is important to plan their appointment before their eVisa expires since overstaying their authorized period can have legal consequences.

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