Visa for Tanzania


eVisa to Tanzania: Basic Information

The e-Visa was officially started in November 2018 by the Immigration Commission of Tanzania. Consequently, travelers can apply for an online visa without visiting the embassy in person. All formalities related to obtaining an electronic visa do not require leaving your home - you can complete an e-visa application online on our website.

The electronic visa authorizes a one-time entry to Tanzania for no more than 30 days. The cost of e-Visa is 99 Euro.

US citizens are required to apply for a multiple-entry visa and it will cost 149 Euro.

  • Types of eVisa

    There are two types of electronic visa to Tanzania:

    Tourist eVisa – it is issued for tourist purposes such as holidays, visiting friends or relatives, etc.

    Transit eVisa – it enables transit through Tanzania to another destination. The maximum stay allowed in Tanzania is 7 days. This e-visa is valid for transit purposes only. It cannot be used for tourist purposes.

    Please be advised that only holders of regular or temporary passports issued by countries eligible for the electronic travel authorization program can apply for an e-visa.

  • 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.

  • eVisa to Tanzania Application Form

    The formalities required to travel to Tanzania are to have a valid passport (at least 6 months from the planned departure date ) and an electronic visa that will allow a legal stay in Tanzania.

    You will only need to complete the form electronically available on our website. To complete the application for both tourists and transit purposes you will be required to provide basic information such as e-mail address, passport data, home address, employment information and details of the planned stay, date of entry to the country, length of stay, type of port of arrival and data regarding accommodation in Tanzania.
    Besides, each application must include a photo, a copy of the passport (scan or photo) and a copy of the return ticket or a copy of the ticket for onward travel in the event of transit through Tanzania.

    After making a payment for the application using one of the available payment methods, you will receive a confirmation of submission of the application along with detailed information on the entire visa process by email.

    Application processing usually takes up to 10 business days, but it can be extended occasionally. It all depends on the Immigration Office in Tanzania. The result of the visa application will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application. After receiving the electronic visa, you only need to print the document and carry it with you when traveling to Tanzania. Upon arrival in Tanzania, you will be asked to show a valid passport and printed visa.

    To complete the online application, please use the panel on the left. Choose the type of travel: tourist or transit - and enter your citizenship (confirmed in your passport). Click "Apply online" and fill out the form.

  • eVisa Validity Period

    Tourist eVisa - it is a single entry visa that allows a stay up to 30 days. This means that you must use an e-visa within 30 days of entering the country. The e-visa is valid for 30 days from the planned date of entry to Tanzania given in the application. So make sure that the data is correct - if you change it on arrival too, you would have to apply again.

    Note for US citizens: US citizens can only apply for a multiple-entry visa that is valid for one year from the date of arrival in Tanzania (not from the date of issue of the document) and it allows a 90-day stay in the country. This type of visa is only available to US citizens.

    Transit eVisa – the e-visa is valid for 7 days from the intended date of arrival in Tanzania. It only allows transit through Tanzania to a particular destination. Tourist stays on this visa are not possible.

  • eVisa Transit Information

    If you have a passport issued by an eligible country, you will need an electronic visa for transit travel through Tanzania. The transit visa allows you to stay in Tanzania for up to 7 days only for transit purposes. For transit travel, just select this type of visa from the panel on the left. The processing time for the application is a maximum of 10 business days.

    Citizens of countries that do not qualify for an electronic visa have to contact the embassy for more information on regular visas.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    You are required to have a valid passport and printed visa to travel to Tanzania. The printout of the document may be black and white. It will be shown to the customs officials on arrival. Moreover, you will receive an additional passport stamp with information as to when to leave the country.

  • Types of entries

    Electronic visas are only accepted at the following ports:
    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

    Note: You are also entitled to enter the country through a seaport.


Required documents

  • Tourist eVisa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant
    – Copy of return ticket

  • Transit eVisa

    Citizens of eligible countries must provide:

    – Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
    – Photograph of the applicant
    – Copy of onward ticket


Important information

  • The applicant's passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the planned date of entry into the territory of Tanzania
  • The visa expiry date does not start when the document is issued, but with the date of entry into Tanzania specified in the application
  • The electronic visa is issued only for tourist or transit purposes. For a business trip or work in Tanzania, you are required to visit the embassy to get a regular visa
  • The e-visa is automatically assigned to the passport, therefore in the event of a change or expiry of the travel document, you have to re-apply for travel authorization
  • Everyone with a passport is obligated to submit a visa application to be able to travel to Tanzania
  • You cannot extend your authorized stay in Tanzania

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Learn more about tourism in Tanzania

Tanzania and the Zanzibar Archipelago have been visited by an enormous amount of visitors during the past years. There has been a massive increase in the number of tourists entering the country territory noted. Development actions have been undertaken in hospitality, entertainment and dining areas of the economy in the region of both Tanzania and Zanzibar. This remarkable country opened doors to visitors from all over the world, and it was highly appreciated by anyone who ever got a chance of visiting.

When it comes to Tanzania and its marvels, there isn't much that you wouldn't be able to do during even a brief stay. The possibility of experiencing a mesmerizing Safari as a romantic getaway or even a honeymoon activity is attracting crowds each year. Those who tend to travel with their children find the thought of chilling water sports in the African heat extremely attractive.

Tanzania and its remarkably friendly citizens can also be expected to take care of your entertainment during the evenings! Plenty of local events and venues are attended every day by adventure seekers from all over the world. This country guarantees.

5 reasons why you should visit Zanzibar

  • 1. Freddie Mercury - Zanzibar is the place where this Queen legend was born

    Even though lead singer of the Queen used to keep details of his upbringing as far away from the public as possible, it's no secret that he was born & raised in Stonetown, Zanzibar. The locals cannot emphasize enough the influence that his origin had had on his career. Fans of this worldwide known band come to visit the place Freddie Mercury was born. Currently, his home has been opened to the public and turned into a 4-star hotel that you can book a room in for your annual holidays.

  • 2. Jambiani Beach

    This beach, even though it is one of the most famous ones is Zanzibar, is one of the plenty awaiting your arrival. In this Tanzanian Archipelago, you can experience the full beauty of the untouched nature, but also clean, translucent waters of the Indian Ocean. There is nothing more relaxing than a day at Jambiani Beach with a cold beverage and a book.

  • 3. Temples

    Spice community shop If you are seeking a method of experiencing a local cuisine your customs, visiting this market is a perfect way. You are going to get the chance to purchase traditional Tanzanian spices and take them with you back home as an exotic souvenir for your friends and family as well as get the opportunity to try local delights such as pepper shark.

  • 4. Old Fort of Zanzibar

    Old Fort of Zanzibar, previously known as the Arab Fort, is the oldest constructions structures available on the Archipelago. Architecture enthusiasts cannot miss this breathtaking landmark. It was built in the late 17th century and has served various purposes ever since. It is now being recognized as the headquarters of the Zanzibar international film festival.

  • 5. Blue Safari

    Plenty of people have already heard about the regular Safari, where you get on the car, and for many hours you travel through the wilderness of Africa, and you get to admire the beauty of animals in their natural habitat. Those who have already been to Tanzania had most likely had the prospect to experience that. Zanzibar has prepared a more unusual offer. Those who plan on booking the Blue Safari tour will be able to contemplate the uniqueness of the undersea of the Indian Ocean, talk on the dunes naturally created by the untamed waters, and spend hours in the traditional boat - dhow.

5 reasons why you should visit Tanzania

  • 1. Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

    If during your holidays, you are planning on experiencing one of the most remarkable views in the world, you should book a hike to Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in not only Tanzania but also the entire continent. There are different routes that you may select; however, the most popular one takes around six days. Hiking, this particular mountain is a challenge that requires stamina at a certain level.

  • 2. Serengeti National Park

    Tanzania is considered to be the best place to begin your adventure with Safari. It is one of the few places in the world where the famous members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo) can be found. Tanzanian parks and reserves are being cherished for still preserving wildlife on such a remarkable level. There are only a few places left in the entire Africa where the whole five can be met during one Safari.

  • 3. Lake Manyara National Park

    Lake Manyara National park is a part of a gigantic Lake Manyara that covers the area of 470 km square. It's surrounded by its particular flora and fauna consisting of thick rain forests, savannas, elephant herds, giraffes, and many others in their natural habitat. This is one of the few places in Africa where one can find a variety of ecosystem located in the area of 230 km square.

  • 4. Tarangire National Park

    Animal lovers consider the Tarangire National Park to be a household to the enormous elephant herds in Africa. This astonishing national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.

  • 5. Changuu Island

    Changuu Island is considered to be one of the most beautiful landmarks in Tanzania and yet one of the smallest ones. It's known for its maximum length of 800 meters. This petite island used to serve the purpose of a prison for the rebellious slaves, and now, it's recognized as a tourism resort. Giant tortoises can be found all over the island. Visitors travel to this spectacular place to unravel the mysteries hidden for centuries and marvel over the landscapes of the Changuu and its complex history.

  • What should you prepare before traveling to Tanzania, and is Tanzania safe to visit?

    Tanzania and the remarkably famous Zanzibar Archipelago are considered to be one of the safest destinations in the entire continent. This country is known for its vast untouched fields, perfect for family retreats and romantic getaways. It is always advised to check the government counsel before planning a trip abroad and seek the advice of your physician in regard to the advice vaccines.

    Before booking a last-minute trip to Tanzania, you should take into consideration the fact that it is required for every visitor to get proper travel authorization in advance. In the case of the majority of nationalities, an electronic visa is required. Those who were exempt from the obligation of getting a regular permit at the Embassy should apply online for an eVisa. The processing time might take up to 10 working days. To complete the application, you are going to need a device with Internet access, a valid passport, a photograph, and an air ticket proving your departure date from the country. The entire process takes just a couple of minutes to fulfill. All the essential details, as well as the simplified application process, are available for your reference at this website.


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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