Conditions and procedures for application of Driving licences in Tanzania.

welcome back in this Article you will learn about conditions for application of local and international licences, fees, category or class and licences and other matter related.

🔴 Conditions for application of driving licence in Tanzania.

According to Tanzania Revenue Authority has provide the condtion for applying Driving licence as follows:

🔵Must have attended any recognized driving college and awarded a certificate.

🔵Must have more than 18 years of age for motor vehicles and 16 years of age  onwards for motorcycles

🔵Must have a learner/provisional driving license

🔵Must undergo test and pay test fee 

🔵Must have an eye test certificate

Must have applied to Traffic police for testing

🔵Must go to traffic police with a car for testing

Applicant having being tested may be allowed to drive motorcycles and saloon cars.

🔴Types of driving licences in Tanzania

According to Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Has provide various types or categories of driving licence as elaborated below:The system of driving Licenses will comprise of various categories of classes of driving licenses as follows:

 Motor cycles   

Class A –  License to drive motor cycles with or without a sidecar and whose capacity exceeds 125cc or 230kg.

A1 –  Licenses to drive motor cycles without sidecar and whose capacity is less than 125cc or 230kg.

A2 –  License to drive motor powered tricycles and quadricycles.

A3 –  Licenses to drive moped whose capacity does not exceed 50cc.

Private Vehicles               

B –     License to drive all types of motor vehicles except motor cycles, commercial, heavy duty and public service vehicles.This is used by many drivers who drives their own cars for their own benefits.

Public Service Vehicles

C – License to drive public service vehicles with seating capacity of 30 and more passengers in addition to the driver, Vehicles in this category may be combined with a trailer having a maximum authorized mass of not more than 750kg. Applicants must have held Class CI or E license for a period of not less than three years.

C1–  License to drive public service vehicles with a seating capacity of 15 but less than 30.

Passengers in addition to the driver. Vehicles in this category may be combined with a trailer having maximum authorized mass of not more than 750kg. Applicants must have held Class D license for a period of not less than three years.

C2 –  Licenses to drive public service vehicles with seating of four but less than fifteen Passengers. Vehicles in this category may be combined with a trailer having maximum authorized mass of not more than 750kg. Applicants must have held Class D license for a period of not less than three years.

C3 –  Licenses to drive public services vehicles with a seating capacity of four or less passengers inclusive the driver. Vehicles in this category may be combined with a trailer having a maximum authorized mass of not more than 750kg. Applicants must have held a Class D license for not less than three years.

Commercial Light Duty Vehicles

D –  License to drive all types of vehicles except motor cycles, heavy duty and public service vehicles. 

Commercial Heavy Duty Vehicles 

E –     License to drive all types of vehicles except motor cycles and public serves vehicles. Applicants must have held Class D License for not less than three years.

Track Laying Vehicles

F –     License to drive truck laying vehicles steered by their trucks.

Farm/ Mine Vehicles

G –     License to drive farm or mine vehicles. This may be used for tractors and other vehichles used in farming purposes.

Learners

H –   Provisional license for learners and they can change it after they know well how to driver it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i drive a car in USA or UK by using Tanzania driving licence?

The answer is no unless otherwise your licence has been approved by eurpean union  for UK and have been approved by American government.

How can i get driving licence in Tanzania?

You may get your driving licence after you have met all conditions stipulated above in this article and now you will need to apply for licence in Tanzania Revenue Authority and pay fees for Registering.

How much to renew a driving licence in Tanzania?

The table below shows the costs for renewing a licence depending with the class ot category.

How can i get international driving licence in Tanzania?

Before one to apply must visit a Minsitry of transport in Tanzania and have chitchat with them; Now are the procedures to get it in Tanzania.

🔵Applicant must carry photocopies and originals of all documents that are required for completing this procedure.

🔵Documents that is required for completing this procedure is mentioned required documents are:ID Proof National ID/Passport/Driving License,Address Proof and original copy of Passport size

🔵Applicant has to attach photocopies of documents (whichever is necessary) along with the application form while submitting.

🔵Fee for this procedure has to be paid as per authority’s request.

🔵Applicant has to take up theory and practical test for getting International Drivers License.

🔵Applicant has to take driving lessons in a certified driving school in Tanzania for easing up the test that is taken for getting license.

🔵If all above-mentioned procedures were followed properly, the license will be provided within one month.

🔵Applicant will be notified about their license availability, they can visit the office to collect their license.

can foreigners drive in Tanzania?

Offcourse it is easy driving in Tanzania for foreigners but they mus have an international licence with experience of driving of minimum six months.

Disclaimer.

This publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only, and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice.

Also this information is according to Tanzania Revenue Authority.