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Tanzania eVisa for Citizens of New Zealand

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New Zealanders can use the Tanzanian eVisa to visit mainland Tanzania as well as the Zanzibar archipelago.

The Tanzania eVisa for New Zealanders is a digital visa with a simple application process done entirely online. There is no 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 Tanzania by pre-screening them beforehand.

New Zealanders looking to visit Tanzania for leisure and tourism can use the eVisa for a single entry to the country.

The Tanzania eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. 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, New Zealand travelers are advised to read the visa policy of Tanzania and make sure they meet the following requirements:

  • New Zealand passport with at least one blank page that will be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival
  • Digital image of the bio page of the passport
  • Valid email address for registration and to receive the approved notification letter and the eVisa grant notice
  • Recent passport-sized photo of the New Zealand citizen
  • Credit or debit card to pay the visa processing fee
  • Return or onwards ticket

Applicants from New Zealand whose passports are due to 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 because 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 for any other purposes or traveling for a period longer than 30 days are recommended to organize an appointment at the Tanzanian Consulate in Christchurch and inquire which document best suits their needs.

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.

New Zealanders must provide their travel details, along with their personal and passport information.

The information entered into the online form 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. New Zealand applicants are encouraged to review their answers before submitting the application 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. The cards must be able to make international transactions and the account must contain sufficient funds.

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 7 days. During busy touristic periods, some evaluations can take longer.

Travelers from New Zealand are encouraged to begin the application process at least 7 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 present at passport control once they reach Tanzania.

Traveling From New Zealand to Tanzania and Zanzibar With The eVisa

New Zealand visitors must have printed copies of their Tanzania eVisa and the notification letter and show these at passport control to be allowed entry.

New Zealanders can use the eVisa to enter Tanzania 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 New Zealand nationals the possibility of entering the country with a visa on arrival. 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 control once they enter the country. They must pay the processing fee in cash and carry all of their original documents.

The eVisa is a much more convenient and preferred option for arrivals from New Zealand.

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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