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TANZANIA visas take 4-5 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.
How To Make An Application
What To Include In Your Application
Downloaded from above, printed, completed and signed in Capital Letters with a black pen and sent back to Travcour
Original plus 1 full page copy of the passport ID page.
It must be valid for at least the next 6 months when you apply for the visa, with at least two blank pages remaining. The passport should be in acceptable condition. If not there is a chance your application would be rejected.
2 x passport photos. The photo. should be (45mm x 35mm) taken against a white background (the background must be white!). If you cannot get a photo yourself then we can print one for you from a digital copy.
Letter of guarantee from UK employer.
Letter of Invitation from Tanzania organisation.
For non UK nationals, please supply your residence card/visa and a utility bill.
Single entry visas are available only. Extensions should be sought by immigration once you arrive in Tanzania.
Visa Application Form
Download, Print and Fill in the form
The form is in PDF format. When you have downloaded the form, please print it out and fill it in by pen. Kindly ensure all the fields of the visa application form are completely filled before submitting. If a question does not apply, please put ‘N/A’. You must fill in the form with black ink and using BLOCK CAPITALS.
Citizens of the following countries and territories can visit Tanzania without a visa:
Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Territory, Cyprus, Cay,man Island, Channel Island, Cocoas Island, Cook Island, Christmas Island, Dominica, Falkland Island, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Naue Island, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Romania, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Soloman Island, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, St Helena, South African Republic, Swaziland, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Tokelan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to another country by the same or first connecting aircraft on the same day.
Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country below 1,800 metres. Rabies.
Meru-Arusha, Usambara, Kilimanjaro, Kagera region west side of Lake Victoria & Southern Highlands areas usually remains cool throughout the year. The coastal and mountain regions receive the highest rainfall whilst inland rainfall is particularly unreliable. There are two rainy seasons, the longest season being between Mar-May & the shorter season between Oct-Dec. With the exception of highland areas and the coastal belt, weather patterns are quite variable and seasonal rains unreliable. Coastal areas are characterised by high temperatures and high humidity.
Location of Tanzania: East Africa
Local Time in Tanzania: GMT+3
Capital City of Tanzania: Dodoma
Population of Tanzania: 37 million
Language(s) spoken in Tanzania: Kiswahili, English, many local languages
Dialling Code for Tanzania: 255
Emergency numbers in Tanzania: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 112
Driving in Tanzania: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit recommended, must be endorsed by the Traffic Police on arrival. Temporary licence available from Police on presentation of National licence
Electricity in Tanzania: 220V-250V AC 50Hz
Currency of Tanzania: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: TZS: 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000
Coins: TZS: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit card acceptance is limited to larger hotels & restaurants. ATM's available in larger towns. Travellers cheques may only be cashed at authorised dealers (eg Banks, Bureaux de Change & designated tourist hotels)
Opening Hours in Tanzania:
Bank: 0830-1600 Mon-Fri, 0830-1300 Sat
Office: 0800-1300 & 1400-1700 Mon-Fri, 0730-1230 Sat, 0730-1530 Mon-Fri (Government Offices)
Shops: 0830-1300 & 1400-1700 Mon-Fri, 0830-1430 Sat, 0800-2000 some shopping centres/supermarkets
Hints in Tanzania: Almost all executives speak English. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. Smoking is generally tolerated but restricted in many public buildings and on public transport. Permission must be requested before smoking in offices. There are various conditions and limitations on photography. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Tanzania: Not officially encouraged or customary, however this does not apply in hotels & restaurants catering for tourists
Import Allowances in Tanzania: For persons of 16 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250gr of tobacco
1 lit of wine or 1 lit of spirits
250ml of perfume
Prohibited/Restricted in Tanzania: Firearms
Airports in Tanzania:
Dar-es-Salaam International (DAR)