Tanzania Business Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must be valid at least 6 months beyond your arrival date and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport is not valid 6 months beyond your arrival date, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.

 

Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from
Department of Homeland Security

 

 

If traveling individually, a photocopy of the airline tickets is preferred, or travel agency/airline itinerary.

 

 

A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Embassy of Tanzania, Visa Section, Washington DC
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.

 

 

Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.

 

Applicants wishing to stay over 90 days must apply for a Residence Permit while in Tanzania, Residence Permits are issued by the Tanzanian Government while you are in the country, they cannot be issued by the Tanzanian Embassy in the USA ahead of your trip.

RESIDENCE PERMITS

Residence permits are NOT issued at the Embassy
  • Exception Certificate.
  • Class “A”
  • Class “B”
  • Class “C”
  • Carry on Temporary assignment (CTA)
  • Issued to Diplomats and Expatriates on Government Projects
  • Issued to Investors, Consultants and Businessmen.
  • Issued to Expatriates
  • Issued to Missionaries, Students, and Volunteers Organization
  • Issued to work for the duration not longer than 90 Days
  • Gratis.
  • $1500
  • $800
  • $500
  • $200

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Although vaccination certificate is not required for visa issuance, check with physician or local health clinic for vaccination requirements and recommendations.

No Visa is required for nationals of the following countries when the intended stay DOES NOT exceed 3 months: Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The List of countries above that do not require a visa to enter Tanzania can change without prior notice. Please contact the Embassy of Tanzania or your Airline to confirm that your National does not require a visa.

Referred Visa requests - Nationals of the following countries MUST have their visa requests referred to Dar-es-salaam: Afghanistan, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Refugees and Stateless individuals, Senegal, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Sri Lanka.
IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT NATIONALS AND PERSONS OF THE MENTIONED CATEGORIES MAY NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO TANZANIA WITHOUT BEING IN POSSESSION OF REFERRED VISAS.

Referred Visas can take a considerable amount of time to be issued, please contact the Embassy of Tanzania directly for an estimate time frame.   (normally 3-6 weeks) or longer.

Visa Requirements, processing times, validity of the visa, and Embassy visa fees are subject to change without prior notice.

 

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.007-10 Business Days
Rush$120.003-4 Business Days
Express$159.002 Business Days
Emergency$175.00Same Day or Next Day

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single $55.00 30 Days 3 months 7-10 Business Days
Rush Single $75.00 30 Days 3 months 3-4 Business Days
Express Single $105.00 30 Days 3 Months 2 Business Days
Emergency Single $155.00 30 Days 3 Months Same Day/Next Day
           
Regular Double $105.00 30 Days 3 months 7-10 Business Days
Rush Double $125.00 30 Days 3 months 3-4 Business Days
Express Double $155.00 30 Days 3 Months 2 Business Days
Emergency Double $205.00 30 Days 3 Months Same Day/Next Day
Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.