Tanzanian Visa Process, Tips & Recommendations
Visas are required. Visas cost $50 USD per person ($100 USD per person for US Citizens) and can be obtained on arrival but you may wish to get them in advance. See Visa Information below.
There are two ways to get a tourist visa.
Method 1: (recommended). Receiving VISA upon arrival to Tanzania:
A tourist visa will be stamped into your passport by the immigration authorities of Tanzania upon arrival to the country. You may receive a 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, Sirari, and Taveta)
Remember that arriving in Tanzania through other crossing borders you should have a valid visa stamp in your passport.
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.
Method 2: Receiving a Tanzanian tourist visa in advance through a Tanzanian diplomatic mission abroad:
If you are a citizen of one of the countries in the list above and require a referred visa, or just want to avoid queuing up in the airport (though getting a visa there in not a long process), consider getting a tourist visa to Tanzania in one of the diplomatic missions.
Tanzania currently has the following missions:
You can obtain a visa from the United Republic of Tanzania in one of these diplomatic institutions. The term of receiving is 2-7 working days. Visa fee is 50 EURO.
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