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Document 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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If traveling individually, a photocopy of the airline tickets is preferred, or travel agency/airline itinerary.
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
Copy of the school's registration or confirmation of acceptance, including address, names, qualifications of responsible parties in Tanzania.

Parental Approval for minors:

Visa applications for minors under 18 years traveling alone or with only one parent / legal guardians should be accompanied with

1. A notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.
2. A copy of the parents or legal guardians ID.

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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Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation and all required documents 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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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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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About Us

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.