Tanzania eVisa Application

eVisa to Tanzania: Basic Information

Since November of 2018, when the Immigration Commission of Tanzania has decided to introduce the eVisa system, travellers can apply online for Tanzania eVisa.

From that point on, no visits to the embassy are necessary, nor dealing with an excessive amount of paperwork or long queues. eVisa application can be completed in just a few minutes from home or any other place!

eVisa serves as a single-entry visa that allows a stay of 30 days in Tanzania and costs 99 Euro. The USA makes an exception; all US citizens need to apply for a multiple-entry visa that is valid for one year and costs 149 Euro.

  • eVisa types

    Tanzania eVisa can be divided into two types that state the purpose of usage for its' holders. Nationals from many different countries that are eligible to apply can choose between a:

    • Tourist eVisa: allows all tourism-related travel purposes, such as exploring Tanzania, discovering the tourist destinations. It also includes family/friends visits.
    • Transit eVisa: for all transit purposes. It allows all travellers to stay in Tanzania for 7 days when transiting to another country. It does not allow tourism usage.

    Both are single-entry visas; the tourist eVisa allows a stay of 30 days, and the transit one for 7 days.

  • List of eligible countries

    Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eVisa to travel to Tanzania:

    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • American Samoa
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Aruba (NL)
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Bahrain
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo (Democratic Republic)
    • Costa Rica
    • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Curaçao
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Dominican Republic
    • East Timor
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia
    • Faroe Islands
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • French Guiana (FR)
    • French Polynesia (FR)
    • Gabon
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Greenland (DK)
    • Guam (US)
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Korea, North (DPR)
    • Korea, South
    • Kosovo
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macedonia (North)
    • Maldives
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mexico
    • Micronesia
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Myanmar (Burma)
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • New Caledonia
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Palau
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Pitcairn Islands
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico (US)
    • Qatar
    • Russian Federation
    • San Marino
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Singapore
    • Sint Maarten (FR/NL)
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
    • South Sudan
    • Spain
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • U.S. Virgin Islands (US)
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
    • Uruguay
    • Vatican City (Holy See)
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Western Sahara

    If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Tanzania.

  • Tanzania eVisa Application

    Tanzania visa application process is very intuitive and effortless. It should take you just a few minutes to complete. You can even use your phone to apply, provided you have access to an internet connection.

    Start by gathering all of the essential documents described in the 'Visa requirements' section. Once you are prepared and you've checked if you are on the list of countries which nationals are eligible, start the application process.

    Follow this online application guide to ensure successful visa approval:

    1. Fill an online application form by providing your data, e-mail address, the purpose of your travel, date of entry to Tanzania, and attaching all of the required documents.
    2. Pay the visa charges using an online payment method. You can choose between various secure online payment methods available on our website.
    3. Check your inbox for the confirmation number that you will receive once your payment is registered. Within 10 business days, eVisa to Tanzania will arrive at your e-mail address.

    Please print out the Tanzania eVisa that you will receive in a PDF version and take it with you to the airport.

    Please note that the processing time may take up to 10 business days (or elongate in some cases); it all lies within the Immigration Office in Tanzania.

    The average processing time when using our services is just 7 business days!

  • Tanzania eVisa Validity Period

    The validity period differs depending on the visa type you choose. You can apply for a visa online and choose between two types described earlier.

    • Tourist eVisa: this visa online type validity starts on the planned entry date into Tanzania. All applicants state their intended date of entry to Tanzania, and the validity period begins on that date. You can stay in Tanzania for 30 days from entering.
    • Transit eVisa: 7-day validity starts on the planned entry date. Make sure you put the correct data in your application form.
    • Multiple-entry visa (for US citizens only): US citizens need to apply for a multiple-entry visa that is valid for one year from the date of arrival in Tanzania. It allows a stay of 90 days.

    Please ensure that you put the correct planned arrival date into Tanzania in the visa online application form to avoid issues with entrance, delays, or misunderstandings.

  • Transit Information

    For purposes of transiting through Tanzania, all eligible nationals need an eVisa to Tanzania permit. Choose the transit visa type on the panel on the left-hand side. This online visa type allows a 7-day stay in Tanzania for transit purposes only.

    The processing time may take up to 10 business days. You will have to state the intended date of arrival in Tanzania, so make sure it's correct.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    Once you arrive in Tanzania, the customs officials will check two obligatory things for all travellers. Before going, please prepare the following documents:

    • your valid passport (for at least 6 months forth from the arrival date)
    • printed out eVisa to Tanzania permit (can be in black and white)

    The customs officials at the airport will give you a passport stamp with the stated date of returning to your country of origin.

  • Ports accepting eVisa permits

    Before visiting the United Republic of Tanzania with a Tanzania visa, you have to plan which of the listed border crossing points will you use. There is a list of stipulated airports and land border crossings to use by travellers who have an electronic visa for Tanzania.


    • Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA)
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
    • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA)
    • Mwanza International Airport (MWZ)

    Border crossing points:

    • Namanga border
    • Tunduma border

    Tanzanian seaports also accept eVisas.

Required documents

  • Documents for Tourist eVisa

    All applicants for the tourist visa are asked to provide the following documents:

    • a scan or a photograph of the valid passports' bio-data page
    • applicants' photograph (that complies with the passport photo guidelines)
    • proof of having a return ticket
  • Documents for Transit eVisa

    All nationals from the list of countries that are eligible to apply for a transit visa should provide:

    • a scan or a photograph of the valid passports' bio-data page
    • applicants' photograph (that complies with the passport photo guidelines)
    • evidence of having an onward ticket

Important information

  • Each applicant has to have a valid passport for 6 months after the planned arrival in Tanzania date
  • Tanzania visa validity period starts on the date of entry to Tanzania (specified in the Tanzania visa application form)
  • Tanzania visa is not issued for any business or work-related purposes (for such purpose, an applicant needs to visit the embassy and handle a regular visa permit)
  • Online visa to Tanzania links directly to the travellers' passport. Thus, in case of any changes to the passport data, losing the documents, or passport expiry, eVisa to Tanzania becomes invalid
  • Every traveller needs a Tanzania visa to cross the Tanzanian border
  • There is no possibility of extending the stay in Tanzania

Should you need more information, see the frequently asked questions section at the bottom of the page.

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your eVisa to Tanzania. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team double-checks all application to ensure a successful application
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

FAQ about Tanzania eVisa

  • What is the Tanzania eVisa?

    Tanzania eVisa is a visa permit in an electronic form that can be obtained online using any device with an internet connection. It is a single-entry visa and allows a 30-day stay in Tanzania for the cost of 99 Euro. If you are a USA citizen, you need to apply for a multiple-entry visa, valid for one year, allowing 90 days of stay total (149 Euro).

  • Is it easy to get a Tanzania eVisa?

    If you prepare all of the necessary for travellers documents described in the 'Visa requirements' section above, the application process will take you just a few minutes. You can even apply from home! Our services grant a 99% rate of successfully approved applications.

  • What documents do I need to apply for a Tanzania eVisa?

    You will have to prepare your valid passport and attach a legible scan or a photograph of the bio-data page. Another essential document to attach is the applicants' recent photograph. The third document differs depending on which visa type you will choose. For a tourist visa, attach a return ticket. If you're applying for a transit visa, attach an onward ticket.

  • Can you apply for a Tanzania visa online?

    Tanzania eVisa is an online visa. Thus, it can be easily obtained online. All you have to do is visit our website and start completing the visa application process. Use any device (phone, laptop, PC, tablet) with an internet connection and apply online! Tanzania eVisa will arrive at your e-mail address.

  • How to apply for a visa for Tanzania?

    The application process for a visa to Tanzania is not demanding. Please spare a few minutes to complete it from anywhere you want. Provide your data in an online questionnaire, make sure the data is correct, and attach the necessary documents. Pay the visa charges using a credit card or any other method of online payment. Lastly, check your inbox for the eVisa PDF version.

  • How long does it take to get an e-Visa to Tanzania?

    The processing time for a Tanzania visa can take up to 10 business days. However, our services have an average processing time of 7 business days! This time may elongate if the Immigration Office in Tanzania decides so.

  • How much is an eVisa to Tanzania?

    Visa to Tanzania costs just 99 Euro. The payment may be made by choosing any of the several online payment methods available on our website. This includes a credit card, debit card, PayPal, and other. For all US citizens, the price is 149 Euro, and the visa type is different.

  • How long is my eVisa for Tanzania valid for?

    Tanzania visa is a single-entry visa that allows a stay of 30 days (tourist visa) and 7 days (transit visa). The validity period starts on the stated in the online form planned entry date. From the date of arrival in Tanzania, all travellers have either 30 or 7 days of the validity period, depending on the visa type.

  • How will I receive the Tanzania eVisa?

    Tanzania visa, once approved, will be delivered in a PDF version directly to your e-mail box. Make sure you put a correct e-mail address while applying to have access to your visa later on.

  • Who needs an eVisa to Tanzania?

    Every traveller wishing to cross the Tanzanian border needs a visa permit to do so. Check the list of eligible countries to apply online on our website in the 'List of eligible countries' section.

  • Do children need an eVisa for Tanzania?

    All underage travellers need a separate eVisa for Tanzania permit. The application ought to be filed by their parent or guardian.

  • Can I get a Tanzania visa on arrival?

    There is a possibility of obtaining the Tanzania visa on arrival. However, it is best to handle your visa permit in advance to avoid any issues upon entering Tanzania, long queues, and stressful situations connected with managing a visa on arrival.

  • Can I extend my stay in Tanzania with my eVisa?

    It is not possible to extend your stay in Tanzania with an electronic visa permit. Upon entering, each traveller gets a stamp that states the returning date to their country of origin. Do not overstay to avoid issues.

  • What can I do if my Tanzania eVisa is denied?

    First, make sure that all the data you've provided was correct. Check if you meet the visa requirements described earlier. If you are eligible and your application was not approved, contact our support team available 24/7 to resolve this issue.

Three easy steps to get your eVisa

  • Apply onlineFill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
  • Fill out remaining required information and make online paymentWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
  • Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided on your application
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