FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
General Visa Information:
Where can I get a visa application form?
How can I obtain a visa?
You can obtain a Tanzanian visa by completing all the required documents and submitting them to our Embassy. There are two ways of submitting your visa application to our Embassy. First, by physically coming to our Embassy and submitting all the required documents. Second, by sending your application as mail by post.
How can I send my application as mail by post?
You can simply enclose the required documents and visa fee for a visa application in a secured envelope and send it to us. Do not forget to send it as registered mail.
When sending my passport to your Embassy, do I need to include another secured envelope so that you can send my passport back?
Yes. You are required to enclose a secured envelope and write the address that you wish your passport be sent to.
Which registered mail stamp is required so that the Embassy can send my passport back?
You are required to include the stamp specified below so that we are able to send your passport back. Keep the tracking code so that you will be able to track your passport.
How can I get my passport back if I send my visa application as mail by post?
Once your visa has been issued, your passport will be sent back to you by mail, so long as you provide us with the return address and correct stamp.
What are the requirements for visa application?
Visa application requirements for tourism are:
- Your valid passport
- A completed visa application form
- Two passport photos
- A copy of a return flight ticket.
How long does the issuance of a visa take?
It takes three working days for the visa to be issued.
How long will it take if I send my passport visa application as mail by post?
It may take up to one week before you receive your passport back. NOTE: This will also depend on the Post office(s), therefore the Embassy cannot confirm on the exact number of days it would take for you to receive your passport back.
How long does my passport have to be valid for in order to apply for a visa?
Your passport must have a minimum of six (6) months validity when applying for a visa.
What is the fee for a visa?
The fee for a tourist visa single entry is €50 per application. For other fees, please see our visa information page (under Application Process).
How can I pay for a visa?
You can pay the visa fee in cash at our Embassy. If you send your application as mail by post, you will be required to include the fee in your application.
Can I pay the visa fee through a bankcard?
Yes, You can pay with your bankcard.
Do all applicants have to come to the Embassy?
No, it is not necessary for all applicants to come to the Embassy for the visa application.
Can I apply for the visa online?
No. You can not apply for a visa online. You can only obtain the application form online.
Is it possible for someone else to pick up my passport?
Yes, as long as he/she will bring the collection number and/or letter of authority to pick up, along with an identification card.
What are the visa application hours?
The visa application hours are Monday to Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm only.
Can I apply for a visa on Saturday, Sunday and/or public holiday?
No. The Embassy is open for visa applications on Monday to Friday only. The Embassy remains closed on all weekends and public holidays (both Tanzanian and Dutch).
What type of visa do I need?
For students and/or researchers you need a Study visa. For volunteers you need a Volunteering visa.
How long is this visa valid for?
The visa is valid for 90 days only counting from the date of entry into Tanzania.
My visa is valid for only 90 days and I will be staying in Tanzania for more than 90 days, what should I do after that?
If you wish to stay more than 90 days, you will need to visit the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Immigration Department for extending your stay.
In the scenario that I have stayed more than 90 days and I did not extend my visa, what can happen?
If you stay more than 90 days without legally extending your stay, you will be fined. The total amount you will be fined for over staying will be determined by the Immigration Department.
Do I need any permit in order to conduct my research/volunteer work/internship in Tanzania?
Yes. You are required to obtain a work permit. This permit is only issued in Tanzania and it is usually your host in Tanzania who is responsible for arranging it.
Can I get a multiple entry visa for business purposes?
What are the requirements for a business visa?
You are required to have:
- An official letter or invitation from the host
- Letter of guarantee from the employer or relevant company
- A completely filled visa application form
- Two recent passport photos
- A copy of your return flight ticket
What is the fee for the business visa?
The fee for the business visa is €250, payable at our Embassy in cash only and valid for 90 days only counting from the date of entry into Tanzania.
How long does the issuance of a business visa take?
It takes three (3) working days to issue a business visa.