Tanzania visa application form guide

The Immigration Commission of Tanzania introduced the online visa system in 2018. The complicated and time-consuming traditional process that all foreign visitors had to go through when obtaining obligatory entry authorization to Tanzania is now a thing of the past. Nowadays, all eligible travelers can submit their applications using any electronic device connected to the Internet. The application form can be completed within a couple of minutes from whatever place on the earth and anytime!

Although the process of visa application is simple and straightforward, here is a guide on how to obtain a positively approved Tanzania visa online.

Choose the Tanzania e-visa type

Firstly, indicate your travel need by choosing one type of visa. There are two types of e-visa to Tanzania that determine the purpose of its usage. Eligible citizens can choose from the following available options:

Citizens of the US need to obtain a multiple-entry visa that remains valid for one year!

Visa for Tanzania - basic requirements

Before gathering obligatory documents, make sure that you meet the following basic requirements to successfully submit the Tanzania e-visa application: active e-mail address, access to online payment method; a passport valid for at least 6 months. Moreover, before starting filling the application form you must check if your nationality is on the list of eligible countries for the Tanzania e-visa. If not, you will probably need to go to the nearest embassy and arrange a traditional visa.

What documents do you need to prepare for the Tanzanian e-visa application?

All applicants firstly should prepare a few documents that need to be attached to the application form. They differ a little depending on the type of electronic visa you decide to apply for. These documents are as follows:


  • a readable scan or photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's valid passport;
  • a recent photo of the applicant (complying with the requirements of passport photo standards);
  • the return ticket's copy.


  • a readable scan or photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's valid passport;
  • a recent photo of the applicant (complying with the requirements of passport photo standards);
  • the onward ticket's copy.
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Prepare all of the above-listed documents, preferably a few days before filling your application. Make sure you have all, including your passport, which cannot expire within 6 months starting from the date of your entry to Tanzania.

Tanzania visa application form guide

After gathering the required documents, you can start submitting your Tanzania e-visa application form. The whole process should take you maximally 15 minutes. There are only three steps to follow:

  • Step 1: Provide the e-visa application with your personal data like your name and surname, date of birth, e-mail address, contact number, nationality, typo of e-visa, and the planned date of your travel to Tanzania. Attach all documents mentioned earlier and check twice if you provided the correct data.
  • Step 2: Choose one of the secure online payment methods and pay an e-visa fee (99 Euro for all eligible citizens, except US nationals who need to pay 149 Euro for a multiple-entry visa).
  • Step 3: Check your e-mail. The number confirming your application should be already there. You will need it to check the progress of your electronic visa processing. It may take a few days until your e-visa arrives in your inbox.

Important note! To maximize your chances for positive approval, double-check the whole online form before you submit it. Any mistake, typo, misspelling can result in elongation of your application.

Should you have any doubts or queries concerning the application-related issues, feel free to contact our helpdesk.

What to do after receiving the Tanzania e-visa?

Once you're a lucky Tanzania e-visa holder, download its PDF file from your e-mail and print it out. A black-and-white copy is acceptable. Be prepared to show it together with your passport when asked by customs officials at the airport.

Go to Tanzania for tourism or transit purposes with your electronic entry authorization received effortlessly!

Important note! Before visiting the United Republic of Tanzania, you need to plan your entry to the country through one of the border crossings that accepts e-visa.

How much is Tanzania e-visa?

Citizens of eligible countries can choose either tourist e-visa or transit e-visa. Their cost is 99 Euro. Both of them are single-entry electronic visas. Holder of a tourist e-visa can stay in Tanzania up to 90 days, while a transit e-visa allows a 7-days stay.

The United States nationals need to apply for a multiple-entry electronic visa issued for one year. It costs 149 Euro.

How can applicants cover the Tanzania e-visa fees?

Fortunately, covering the Tanzania e-Visa fee is as quick and simple a step as the whole online application. Check if you have access to any method of online payment available in our application form so that the processing of your payment can be successfully registered.

After submitting the online form, an applicant can cover the 99 Euro fee (149 Euro for US citizens) by choosing one preferred online form of payment.

Use a debit or credit card, PayPal, or any other payment method available on the website.

Once your payment is registered, a confirmation number will arrive in your e-mail inbox.

How long does the Tanzania e-visa application take?

An e-visa application form can be processed faster than the standard time. However, it's recommended not to wait at the last minute and submit an application at least a few days before the planned journey.

When you obtain it, you need to print it out and take it on your journey. Customs officials will probably check it during the airport control. Don't also forget to take your valid passport with you! You will receive a stamp confirming the date when you are obliged to return to your home country.

You cannot extend your stay in Tanzania. Moreover, there's no possibility to prolong your electronic Tanzania visa.

How long can travelers stay in Tanzania with an e-Visa?

The period of time that e-visa holders are allowed to stay in Tanzania depends on the particular e-visa type:

Benefits of using an e-Visa to visit Tanzania

It's possible to obtain a visa upon arrival in Tanzania. Nevertheless, it's much better to arrange an e-visa in advance to avoid possible problems when crossing the Tanzanian border, long queues, and unnecessary stressful situations.

By choosing online services to obtain your e-visa, travelers are granted many benefits, including:

Apply online and entrust your e-visa matters in the hands of specialists that will handle your travel permit to Tanzania for you! Plan your dream trip and obtain your Tanzania visa online with minimum effort!