Procedure for Applying Visa in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

learn on application of visa, fee, types of visa, time taken, and other matter related in Tanzania and Zanzibar.


• Visit the Immigration Services Website (

• Click “e-services” button;

• Select and click “e-Visa Application Form”;

• Upload and attach the applicant’s scanned relevant documents for the Visa;

• Then, the applicant will receive an e-mail message containing User Identification Number (that may be used to track the application online);

• After completion of filling an online visa application form, the applicant will have to pay for a for respective visa fee;

• Upon successful payment, the applicant will submit his application;

• Lastly, the applicant will receive a message of confirmation of his application being received.


After successfully submitting the application, an applicant may track the progress of his 

application by using his ID Number, which is given during the application stage. To track the application, applicant will go back to the Visa Application System, then click the Visa Status button.

How much is visa in Tanzania and Zanzibar?

Visa in Tanzania is range from 50 US dollaes and above accoring to type of vise as shown below:

How long can you stay  in Tanzania visa?

You may stay in Tanzania through your visa and this depend on visa you applied and it starts from one month up to 12 months it depends on your type.

Can i get visa in Tanzania or Zanzibar?

Yes you may get your visa through meeting application requirements of the law governing visa in Tanzania.

How long it takes to ge visa in Tanzania?

It can not take long time to get your visa in Tanzania but it depends on number of applications in time you making uour application but usually takes 3 up to seven, to fourteen days.

What are types of visa issued in Tanzania and Zanzibar.

There are about six types of visa issue in Tanzania as follows;


This visa is granted to foreign national for the purposes of Visit, Tourism, Leisure, Holiday, attending Conference, Humanitarian and charity activities, Family Visit, Health Treatment or any other purpose as may be determined by the issuing authority. Its validity does not exceed 90 days for a single entry.


Business visa may be issued for a period not exceeding 90 days to foreign nationals who wish to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania.


Multiple Visa may be issued to American nationals (due to bilateral agreements between Tanzania and America) who wish to come for such purposes like Holiday/Tourism, visiting friends and relatives or attending a conference, as they  are not entitled for Ordinary Visa. 

This implies that, USA passport holders who visit  Tanzania for tourism or holiday MUST apply for Multiple Visa even If they come for single entry.


This Visa may be issued to foreign nationals for the purpose of transiting through to another destination outside the United Republic for a period not exceeding seven days. 

The applicant of this visa may be required to provide proof of a Visa of the destination country and/or onward ticket.


This visa may be issued to a holder of diplomatic, services or official passport or Travel Document of recognized International Organization who is on official duty and their Dependents. 

It can be also issued to a holder of ordinary passport or Travel document as it may be directed by the Commissioner General of 

Immigration and Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar.


Student visa is granted to foreign national who enters the Country for the purpose of Academic conducts such as Research Students, Intern, Volunteering, Exchange students and Prospective Students who have obtained admission in registered 

Institutions in Tanzania. 


An applicant may at any time enquire to seek clarification or guidance regarding Visa 

process through the following e-mail:


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.