Tanzania Visa and Passport Requirements
The information above is for informational purposes only. All travelers should check to see if entry requirements and fees have changed.
Who needs a visa?
The "visa" is just a big stamp in your passport. Everyone needs a visa for Tanzania except
"NATIONALS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES DO NOT REQUIRE VISAS WHEN INTENDED STAY DOES NOT EXCEED THREE MONTHS: NAMIBIA, ROMANIA, RWANDA, HONG KONG AND COMMONWEALTH MEMBER STATES EXCEPT UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, NIGERIA, INDIA AND SOUTH AFRICA ."
|Tanzania Tourist Visa acquired upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for US$100 cash in October 2012.|
- If you are traveling through Kenya or Ethiopia en route to Tanzania, you will need a Yellow Fever Card upon arrival in Tanzania.
How to get a visa?
YOUR PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL DATE IN TANZANIA!! Otherwise, they will not even let you on the airplane!
It is possible to get your visa at the border going into Tanzania or at the Kilimanjaro or Dar es Salaam airports when you arrive. Allow extra time for this process. You will need US$100 cash if you are a U.S. citizen or US$50 cash for all other nationals.
Alternatively, you can get your visa ahead of time. U.S. Citizens get the visa application from the U.S. Tanzania Embassy website or call them in Washington D.C. at 202-939-6125, and ask for a visa application. Other nationalities, check Tanzanian Embassies around the world for the nearest embassy.
Each traveler will need to send
- Completed visa application
- Valid passport (at least 6 months before expiration)
- Two passport-size photos
- $50 ($100 for U.S. passports)
- Prepaid return envelope addressed to yourself (multiple applications can be sent together)
- Proof of travel plans (our Reservation Confirmation is sufficient)
Payment can be made by money order, credit card ($2 processing fee), personal check (include a copy of your drivers license and add a $2 processing fee).
Allow 30 days for processing. You might want to consider sending it certified mail or Federal Express both directions to ensure the safety of your passport.
If you are going through Kenya, you will need a separate Kenya visa. You can get your Kenya visa at the Nairobi Airport or at the border crossing from Tanzania.
Information for your visa application
Contact Person in Tanzania
- Mark Donnelly
Tanzania Journeys Ltd
Tel: +255 27 2754295
Proof of sufficient funds while in Tanzania
- Copy of your reservation confirmation (okay if not paid in full yet)
Need Help with your Passport and Visa?
U.S. and Canadian citizens can use Travisa, a fast and easy way to help speed up the process of obtaining your passport and visa.