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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the New York Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. U.S Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond arrival date and must contain two blank facing visa pages. 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 you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages If your passport is not valid at least 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.

 

 

If the applicant is staying in a hosts home an Invitation Letter is require from the host.
Note: A Fax is acceptable.

 

 

If applicant is staying in a hotel but not on a guided tour a Hotel Confirmation is required.

 

 

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.

 

 

If traveling with a tour group an itinerary showing all air and land travel from the tour operator is required ALSO a letter confirming full payment has been received.

 

 

Please Send One Completed and Signed Application Form.

 

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The Tanzania tourist visa for U.S. citizens is issued for multiple entries for a period of 12 months from date of issue, provided the passport remains valid, for a period of stay not to exceed 90 days each entry.

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

Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued. TDS can assist with obtaining U.S. Passports, whether new issue, renewal, or obtaining additional visa pages for a valid passport.

Your application will be hand carried to the Consular office, and is usually processed in 5-7 business days.

 

Shipping Instructions

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

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
415 Madison Avenue
Suite 1414
New York, NY 10017

Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122

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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