Consular Matters

Visa Information

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For all visa applicants from January 1, 2017, visa payments will be accepted by bank transfer only.

* Visa Application 9:00 ~ 12:00 (Mon - Fri) except Japanese & Tanzanian national holidays

* Please send an email to visa@tanzaniaembassy.or.jp for visa application inquiries

 

Visa information

 

In principle, all visitors must obtain visa prior to entering Tanzania, except nationals of the East African Community, Hong Kong, Macao, Rwanda, Romania and Commonwealth countries (excluding Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa and United Kingdom).


You must apply for and obtain a visa from a nearest Tanzania Embassy, High Commission or a Consulate before proceeding to Tanzania.
Please, check with the Embassy to confirm if you believe you do not require any visa to enter Tanzania.

 

Visa holders are subject to normal Immigration control at the port of entry.
They should therefore carry with them documents submitted with their applications, for possible presentation to Immigration officers.

 

Visas

 

There are two types of visa:

 

1. Travel visa

Travel visa is granted to foreigners who wish to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a certain period of time.
Types of entries, validity of visa/passport and duration of stay for this category of visa are as follows:

  • Single entry travel visa・・・・A validity of three (3) months with effect from date of issue and a maximum period of stay of ninety (90) days.
    Remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing such visa shall not be less than six (6) months.
  • Multiple entry travel visa・・・・A validity of twelve (12) months with the effect from date of issue and a maximum period of stay of one hundred and twenty (120) days in aggregate,
    Provided a single stay shall not exceed ninety (90) days.
    Remaining validity of the passport at the time of issuing shall not be less than sixteen (16) months.
    (Not available for Leisure & Holidays (A1), Visiting friends and relatives (A2) visas)

Travel visa has the following categories (the purpose of entering the United Republic of Tanzania):

Leisure & Holidays (A1) | Visiting friends and relatives (A2) | Missions (B1) |
Meetings, Conferences (B2) | Other business (B3) | Studies (C1) | Health treatment (C3) | Various (C4) | Diplomatic (D) | Official (E) | Same day visitor (F)

 

2. Transit visa

Transit visa (C2) is issued only to travelers with onward tickets, sufficient funds for the crossing in Tanzania,
and an entry visa for the country of destination (or any proof that prior arrangements have been made that satisfy this requirement).

※ The maximum duration of stay for transit visa is 14 days.

    ※Entry to Tanzania for purposes of employment, studies, voluntary work or any other related of stay for long term are advised to apply for the corresponding residence and working permit.
    The application should be submitted to the Director of Immigration Services at the Immigration Headquarters.

     

    For more information, please visit: Ministry of Home Affairs

 

Business Visa

 

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania, Tokyo is now issuing Business Visa. Fee for the Business Visa is $250 (equivalent to \30,000).

Business Visa is issued to foreigners who wish to enter Tanzania for the purpose of temporarily conducting activities such as: business, trade, professional assignment for period not exceeding three months. The activities in this category of visa include;

1. Special assignment like installation or maintenance of machinery,

2. Conducting short courses / training

3. Professional assignments like auditing / consultancy

4. To conduct legal business trade in accordance to Tanzania law.

 

NOTE:

Business Visa is issued for a period not exceeding three months and it is not extendable.

※Visitors traveling to Tanzania for volunteer purposes are expected to apply for "Other business (B3)". However are exempted to apply for a Business Visa. They should therefore carry with them documents submitted with their visa applications, for possible presentation to Immigration officers.

 

Application Procedures

 

 Visa application

9:00 - 12:00 (Mon - Fri)

 Visa collection

13:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Fri)

* The Embassy is open for visa application in the following hours, excluding Japanese and Tanzanian National Holidays.

●List of Tanzania national holidays

* It will take four (4) working days to process the visa application. This is only for those applications that were submitted by hand.

 

Requirements

  1. Valid passport(which has two-page spread and sufficient period of validity)
  2. 1 duly filled application form

    ●Application Form Download (PDF)

  3. 1 color photo (4.5cm x 3.5cm)
  4. Print out of round trip flight itinerary (in English)

    * E-ticket or flight booking confirmation from travel agents or airline companies

  5. Print out of Hotel booking Confirmation (in English)

    (Please have Applicant name, Name of hotel, Address, Telephone and Duration of stay indicated)

  6. Application fee

    Visa payments is accepted by bank transfer only from January 1, 2017.

    Single entry visa

    ¥6,000

    Multiple entry visa

    ¥12,000

    Application fee for U.S. passport holders
    (Multiple entry, valid for 12months)

    ¥12,000

    [Payment method] - For applications submitted in person -

    Upon receiving an application, the Embassy will contact denied cases only via phone or email within 24 hours. If an applicant is not contacted within 24 hours, they can proceed with the payment via bank transfer. The Embassy’s bank account information is as follows.

     

    Bank: Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank
    Branch: Shibuya Branch
    Type: Ordinary Account
    Account No.: 0473261
    Account Holder: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania

     

    On the fourth working day from the presentation of the visa application, the applicant can collect their visa upon presentation of proof of payment or deposit slip. The proof of the payment must have the following information;

    - Full name of the applicant (In English, Name of representative applicant or Company name for group application)
    - Amount of money deposited
    - Account number of the recipient  
    - Entry date
    * All this information must be indicated on the printed receipt
    * Transfer fee must be borne by the applicant
    * For group applications, attach name list with all applicant members.

    * Please pay directly at the bank or ATM. We do not accept proof of payment or deposit slip from online banking.

  7. Recommendation letter from affiliated company/organization and Invitation letter from the Tanzanian counterpart (both original copy)

    * For Study or Volunteer purposes, Recommendation Letter from dispatching school/organization and Admission Letter or Letter of invitation from accepting school/organization in Tanzania.
    * For Visiting friends and relatives, Letter of invitation from the person inviting (guarantor) in English (with signature)
    * Unnecessary for Leisure & Holidays (Please write Hotel or Travel agent contact details on application form No. 13)

  8. Note Verbal (Diplomatic or Official purpose only)
  9. Written statement for purpose of visit
    For Business and Mission purposes (both Single and Multiple entry visa applicants), a written statement explaining clearly the reason of visit is necessary. For Multiple visas, please include the reason for visiting the Country frequent times, the expected entry dates and schedule. (Multiple visa application may be refused and changed to single visa when other conditions arise)
  10. Travel itinerary, Name list, Recommendation Letter from the Company/Organization which will conduct the trip. (For group tour only)

 

PLEASE NOTE

 

  • All supporting documents must be submitted when applying for your visa.
  • Valid passport with sufficient number of unused pages for endorsements abroad is required.
  • Visa application form must be signed by the applicant.
  • If the applicant is a minor (under age 18), a parental authority has to be submitted.
  • Please ensure that the visa form is correctly filled and attached with relevant supporting documents before submitting to ensure prompt processing of your application. Visa and postage fees after application will not be refunded.

 

Application form

 

Application forms are available at the Embassy. It can also be downloaded from this website.

●Application Form Download (PDF)

●Application Form (Sample) Download (PDF)

 

For application through postal service

 

Please contact us through visa@tanzaniaembassy.or.jp for visa application inquiries

* We are not responsible for any losses or troubles if you apply visa through postal service.

* Visa fees / postal fees after application will not be refunded.

* We will not accept postal visa application from travel agencies.

 

Journalism/filming and Research Permit

 

Visas for journalism/filming and research will only be granted after the applicant has obtained a permit from the Tanzania Information Service (MAELEZO)and Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The application procedure for each permit is as follows.

[Entry for assignments as journalists, photographers, film/video producers]

  1. Please prepare the following items and submit them to the Embassy for authorization.
  2. (1) Application Form

    ●Filming Permit Application Form (Mainland) Download (PDF)

    ●Filming Permit Application Form (Zanzibar) Download (PDF)

    (2) Cover letter

    (3) Synopsis or Script

    (4) Equipment list

    (5) List of crew member and Passport copies of all accompanying members

     

  3. Please submit the authorized documents to the following address :
  4. National Film Censorship Board (For Mainland)

    Department of Culture Development
    P.O.Box 8031 Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
    FAX : 255-22-2121920/2123931/2117819
    TEL : 255-22-2110585/2122771/2112860

    Zanzibar Information Services (MAELEZO) (For Zanzibar)

    P.O.Box 2754
    Zanzibar TANZANIA
    Fax : 255-24-2231011
    Tel : 255-24-2231073/2231011

    ※All applicants are advised to submit the form at least one month before the commencing date of the assignment.

     
  5. After receiving the permit please apply for a Business purpose visa (B3) at the Tanzania Missions abroad.
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[Entry for assignments research]

Please submit the application to the following address.

Liaison:

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology(COSTECH)

P.O. Box 4302, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road,
Kijitonyama (Sayansi ) COSTECH Building,
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
FAX : 255-22-2775313/4
TEL : 255-22-2700745/46
Website : http://www.costech.or.tz/

※All applicants are advised to submit the form at least one month before the commencing date of the assignment.

After receiving the permit please apply for a Business purpose visa (B3) at the Tanzania Missions abroad.


Gratis visa

 

Diplomatic/Official passport holders will be granted gratis visa, except when traveling on unofficial capacity in which case they are subject to pay prescribed fees.

This also applies to Laissez-passer holders of the UN, SADC, AU and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania.

 

Honorary Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania in Osaka

 

Honorary Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania in Osaka

[Location]
Hommachi-Minami Garden City 12F,
3-6-1 Kitakyuhoji-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0057 Japan
(C/O Konoike Construction Co., Ltd.)
TEL : +81-(0)6-6245-6683
FAX : +81-(0)6-6245-6537

 

[Office Open Hours / Telephone Enquires]
Weekdays: AM 10:00-11:30 PM 1:00-3:00
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and Konoike Construction Holidays
When submitting group application, please come 20 minutes before the closing time

 

[Application Details]
Please prepare the necessary documents and submit to the Honorary Consulate.
Please fill in the application form beforehand and visit.
When the application form is accepted a claim receipt will be given. Please bring back the claim receipt when pickup.
Any representative can pick up the visa if the claim receipt is brought.
If the document is complete, the visa will be ready in two working days from the application date.
When handing over the passport the receipt for the visa application fee will be issued.

 

[When applying by mail]
Individual application is accepted. If the document is incomplete, we may send back the application forms. Therefore please allow enough time for applying.
Please send return envelope together with other documents and send by cash registered mail.
Please put on necessary amount of stamps for registered mail on the envelope and indicate the return address and name.
As same with the Embassy, applying in person is preferred. If there is any trouble in the mailing service, the Honorary Consulate will not take any responsibility.

 

[Requirements for visa application (Osaka)]

* Please prepare all documents in A4 size paper
* Please refer to the example and duly fill in the form

1. Valid passport(which has two-page spread and sufficient period of validity)

2. 1 Copy of passport  (page with photo and signature)

3. 1 duly filled application form

Please use the designated application form for Osaka Honorary Consulate

4. 1 color photo (4.5cm x 3.5cm)

5. Print out of round trip flight itinerary (in English)

* E-ticket or flight booking confirmation from travel agents or airline companies

6. Print out of Hotel booking Confirmation (in English)

(Please have Applicant name, Name of hotel, Address, Telephone and Duration of stay indicated)

7. Application fee

Single entry visa:¥6,000  (Payment of Japanese yen in cash )

※Please prepare exact amount

8. Recommendation letter from affiliated company/organization and Invitation letter from the Tanzanian counterpart (Both original copy)

* For Study or Volunteer purposes, Recommendation Letter from dispatching school/organization and Admission Letter or Letter of invitation from accepting school/organization in Tanzania.
* For Visiting friends and relatives, Letter of invitation from the person inviting (guarantor) in English (with signature)
* Unnecessary for Leisure & Holidays (Please write Hotel or Travel agent contact details on application form No. 13)

9. Written statement for purpose of visit
For Business purposes a written statement explaining clearly the reason of visit, expected entry date and schedule is necessary.

10. Travel itinerary, Name list, Recommendation Letter from the Company/Organization which will conduct the trip. (For group tour only)

 

■Download Visa Application Form (For Honorary Consulate in Osaka)
■Download Sample of Visa Application Form (For Honorary Consulate in Osaka)

 

[Validity of Visa]
For Tourism Visa:
Enter Tanzania within 3 months from the issuance date.
Allowed to stay for 90 days from the entry date.

For Business Visa:
Enter Tanzania within 3 months from the issuance date.
Allowed to stay for 90 days from the entry date.

 

[Others]
The Honorary Consulate issues Single Visa only
We do not issue Transit Visa
We do not accept visa application by mail from Tourism Companies