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The Tanzanian visa process. Tips and recommendations

For entry into the territory of the United Republic of Tanzania for tourism purposes it is necessary to have a valid foreign passport  with an expiry date of at least six more months at the moment of crossing the border of the Republic. The passport must have two blank pages for seals and stamps on border crossing.

There are two ways to get a tourist visa.

The method 1 (recommended). Receiving VISA upon arrival to Tanzania:

Tourist visa will be stamped into your passport by the immigration authorities of Tanzania upon arrival to the country. You may receive visa on arrival in one of the following border points: 

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Zanzibar International Airport
  • Dar es Salaam International Airport
  • The border crossings between Kenya and Tanzania (Namanga / Taveta)

Remember that arriving on the territory of Tanzania through other border crossings, you should have a valid visa stamp in your passport. 

Important information: 
Citizens of the following countries should get a special referred visa in advance in one of the Tanzanian overseas diplomatic missions. Without a visa received in a Tanzanian diplomatic mission, they will be denied entry to the United Republic.

Please note that while processing an ordinary tourist visa takes 1-7 working days, getting a referred visa may take as long as 2 months. Make sure to plan your travel arrangements accordingly.


Make sure to contact us if you need a referred visa to enter Tanzania. We will prepare the necessary documents for the consulate department and send them to you.

  1. Afghanistan; 
  2. Abkhazia; 
  3. Azerbaijan; 
  4. Bangladesh; 
  5. Chad;
  6. Djibouti;
  7. Ethiopia;
  8. Eretria; 
  9. Equatorial Guinea;
  10. The Republic of Kazakhstan; 
  11. The Republic of Kyrgyzstan;
  12. Lebanon; 
  13. Mali; 
  14. Morocco;
  15. Mauritania; 
  16. Niger; 
  17. The State of Palestine;
  18. Senegal;
  19. Somalia;
  20. Somaliland;
  21. Sri Lanka;
  22. Tajikistan; 
  23. Turkmenistan; 
  24. Sierra Leone

The method 2.  Receiving a Tanzanian tourist visa in advance through a Tanzanian diplomatic mission abroad:

If you are citizen of one of the countries in the list above and require a referred visa, or just want to avoid queing up in the airport (though getting a visa there in not a long process), consider getting a tourist visa to Tanzania in a one of the diplomatic missions. 

Tanzania currently has the following missions:

  The missions of Tanzania in the Americas



The United States of America, Washington (Embassy)

1232 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

phone: (202)884-1085

The United States of America, New York (Permanent Mission to the United Nations)

307 East 53 street 4th, floor.
New York, NY, 10022.

Phone: (212)697 3612/ (212) 697-3612

Brasil, Brasília (Embassy)

SHIS QI 09 Conj. 16 Casa 20
71.625-160 Brasília+91-11-24122865 [Visa & Consular]

(+55) (61) 3364 2629

Canada, Ottawa (High Commission)

50 Range Road
Ottawa, ON K1N 8J4

(+1) 613 232 1509


The missions of Tanzania in Asia



India, New Delhi (High Commission)

EP-15C, Chanakya Puri , New Delhi, 110021, India


China, Beijing (Embassy)  

8 Liang Ma He Nan Lu, Sanlitun, 100600 Beijing,

(+86) 010 65321719

Bangladesh, Dhaka (Consulate)

53/2 dit Extension ROAD, Naya Polton, Dhaka 1000

Philippines, Manila (Embassy)

Suite 407, 4th Floor, CLMC Bldg., 259 EDSA cor. Greenhills, Mandaluyong  

Japan, Tokyo (Embassy)

4-21-9, Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku Tokyo, 158-0098 Japan

(+81) 3 3425 4531

The United Arab Emirates, Dubai (Embassy)

Umm Al Shaif Road Al Safa 2, Jumeirah 3 , P.O. Box 75457 , Dubai United Arab Emirates

(+971) 4 394 0200


The missions of Tanzania in Europe

Belgium, Brussels (Embassy)

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 72, 1050, Brussels,

(0032) (0) 2 640 65 00

Denmark, Copenhagen (Consulate)

Gothersgade 21 DK- 1123 Copenhagen

+ 45 33 16 49 00

France, Paris (Embassy)

13 Avenue Raymond, Pointcare,, 75116 Paris, France

(+33) 1 53 70 63 66

Germany, Berlin (Embassy)

Eschenallee 11, 14050 Berlin, Charlottenburg, Westend, Germany

+49 (0)30-3030800

Italy, Rome (Embassy)

Villa Tanzania, Viale Cortina d’Ampezzo 185, 00135 Rome


Italy, Milan (Consulate)

Via Santa Sofia 12, Milan


Netherlands, Amsterdam (Consulate)

Parallelweg Zuid 215 , 2914 LE Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Amsterdam



The missions of Tanzania in Australia

Australia, Melbourne (Consulate)

Doncaster Heights, Victoria 3109, P.O. Box 4204, Melbourne, Australia


Australia, Perth (Consulate)

3rd Floor, MPH Building, 23 Barrack Street,
Perth WA 6000, Australia


You can obtain visa of the United Republic of Tanzania in one of these diplomatic institutions  The term of receiving is 2-7 days. You  also should pay a visa fee of EUR 50.

In case you need a professional visa advice, feel free to ask us anything. We are here to share our knowledge with you.