As of July 2019, the number of people opting to visit the nation of Tanzania had reached 1.5 million. Thanks to the introduction of a more convenient online visa application process, known as Tanzania eVisa, Indonesians can now obtain an electronic visa to visit the country.
Do Indonesian Citizens Require a Visa to Enter Tanzania?
All Indonesian citizens are required by law to obtain a visa before embarking on their journey. If the nature of the traveler’s business or other circumstances requires them to make frequent visits to the country, they may apply for a multiple-entry visa.
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The Tanzania eVisa is a legal document that allows its holder to enter and stay in the country for a specified period. Since November 2018, all travelers intending to visit the eastern African country are required to apply online for this electronic travel authorization.
The Tanzanian electronic visa is a replacement of the traditional document issued at the border crossing, airport, or any other point of entry into the country.
How to Apply for an Online Tanzanian Visa as an Indonesian
Applying for an electronic visa to visit Tanzania from Indonesia cannot be easier: citizens of Indonesia only need a proper Internet connection and approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete an eVisa online application form, which will ask for personal details such as full name, and contact information, as well as data related to the Indonesian passport (issue date, expiration date, etc.).
Other questions may involve health and security issues.
Once the online form is completed, payment is required. However, before Indonesians get to this final step, they are advised to know the requirements associated with the electronic travel permit for Tanzania.
Tanzania eVisa requirements for Indonesians
There are certain terms and conditions that citizens of Indonesia must comply with. These are commonly known as entry requirements to obtain a Tanzania eVisa:
- A valid Indonesian passport with at least six months’ validity left from the date of exiting the country and one unused page The traveler will take a clear scan and upload it to the website in PDF format
- A recent passport-size photograph taken no more than six months prior to the date of application. This picture must be taken against a white wall and in JPEG format is also required
- A valid payment method, such as a credit card or debit card, to pay the processing visa fee
- A functioning email account to receive the eVisa once the process is successfully completed
Additional documents to prepare in conjunction with the passport, national ID, and passport-style photograph, include:
For a business eVisa:
- An application letter from the company a business traveler is intending to represent
- A consultancy contract or work assignment evidence that proves that the applicant will not stay beyond three months
If Indonesian travelers intend to obtain a multiple-entry business visa, they must produce evidence to prove that they have valid grounds to enter the country more than once.
For a Transit eVisa:
A passport for the country the Indonesian citizen intends to enter upon leaving Tanzania plus copies of round trip tickets and itinerary with the traveler’s name and verified contacts.
For a Student eVisa:
A cover letter from the educational institution where the Indonesian student will be studying, clearly showing the program they intend to pursue and its duration.
Tanzania eVisa Processing Time From Indonesia
Indonesian citizens can expect their eVisas to be ready within ten days, after which an email detailing the status of the application will be received:
- “Authorization granted” means that entering the country is allowed
- “Travel not permitted” means that travelers from Indonesia will have to apply for a temporary stay visa from the Embassy of Tanzania.
Applying for the wrong visa or failing to upload the required documents in the right format will lead to disqualification. Travelers are highly encouraged to wait through the ten-day processing period before making their journey.
Traveling to Tanzania from Indonesia: Other Considerations
Indonesian citizens are allowed to stay in Tanzania for 90 days continuously for every entry they make into the country. For more than one entry, they will need to make a special application for a multiple entry eVisa, which is valid for up to one year after the date of arrival.
A business multiple-entry eVisa is valid for a maximum of twelve months, while travelers must leave the country at least once every three months.
If applying for a transit eVisa, the applicant may only make a single entry and stay for only seven days in the country.
Children entering Tanzania from Indonesia
If any children are coming along to Tanzania, they will have to bring valid passports with them and make separate applications for individual Tanzania eVisas.
If they should have to leave Tanzania without accompaniment by parents or guardians, the Indonesian law regarding such travel will take effect.
Are there any vaccinations required to visit Tanzania as Indonesian?
Indonesian travelers may be required to be vaccinated against yellow fever and produce a vaccination certificate before entering the country.
Some of the vaccinations travelers might need when visiting Tanzania are:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
However, it is always advised to consult with a doctor to make sure every medical requirement has been met.
Tanzanian ports of entry using the eVisa as Indonesian national
Indonesian travelers that have successfully applied for and obtained the eVisa can safely enter the country through these five specified entry points or border crossings:
- Julius Nyerere International Airport
- Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
- Tunduma Border
- Namanga Border