Tanzania is a country on many traveler’s bucket lists thanks to its expansive nature, exciting safari trips through the Sarangheti, delicious food, colorful beaches, and the biggest challenge for adrenaline-seekers: Mount Kilimanjaro.
Before you book your ticket, it is important to note that all South Korean citizens are required to have a visa before they can legally enter Tanzania. Thankfully, the process for obtaining an electronic visa to Tanzania is quick and easy – there is no need to visit an embassy, fill out piles of paperwork, or have an in-person interview. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get your Tanzanian evisa step by step.
What South Korean Citizens need to apply for a Tanzania eVisa
Before applying for a Tanzanian visa, it is important for travelers to figure out what kind of visa they need in order to enter Tanzania. The most common visa is the single-entry tourist visa, although there are more than four different types of visas. We have compiled them all here:
- A Single-entry Tanzania tourist visa allows the traveler to stay for a consecutive maximum of 3 months in Tanzania for either a leisurely holiday, tourism, medical purposes, and more.
- A Multiple-entry Tanzania visa is a visa specifically or those who frequently visit Tanzania. The multi-entry visa allows visitors to stay in the country for a maximum of 3 months consecutively The visa is valid for 12 months. In order to be considered for a Tanzania multiple-entry visa, the applicant must provide proper documentation and be invited by a Tanzanian citizen.
- A Tanzania transit visa allows the traveler to transit through Tanzania to their onward destination. It is valid for stays no longer than 7 days.
- A Tanzania business visa is available to those who are planning to visit for business purposes or to invest in Tanzanian companies. The validity of the visa varies from 1 to 6 months depending on the traveler’s needs.
After you have chosen the type of visa that you would like to apply for, it is now time to gather all of the documents required for South Korean citizens. The documents and visa requirements for South Koreans include the following:
- A valid and up-to-date South Korean passport – Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date that you plan to arrive in Tanzania. It is also recommended to have at least two free pages in case the immigration officer needs to add stamps.
- The Applicant’s passport page– You will need to upload a copy of your biometric passport page (usually the first page in the passport). It must be a legible photo that clearly shows the traveler’s personal information and photo.
- A digital passport-style photo – You will need to submit a recent photo of yourself (taken within the last 6 months) with your face centered and clearly visible.
- A Basic Travel Itinerary – You will need to submit your travel plans to make sure that they comply with the three-month limit of the Tanzanian tourist visa. This includes proof of accommodations, tours (if applicable), and onward flights (back home or onward to another country).
- A valid email address – You will need to enter a valid email address to ensure that you will get correspondence about the status of your visa.
- A valid payment method – You will need to have a valid debit or credit card in order to pay the necessary visa fees.
Apply for a Tanzania online visa as a South Korean citizen
Once you have chosen the type of visa you wish to apply for, and have gathered all of the necessary documents, you are now able to apply for your Tanzania evisa.
The first step to getting started is by completing the online application form. This form will ask you a few simple questions about yourself (full name, date of birth, nationality, occupation), your contact information (email and current address), and your passport information (passport number and expiration date). After you have filled out the form, it is recommended to go through again and double-check each answer thoroughly to make sure everything is correct.
Afterward, you will need to pay the application fee and wait for a notification in your email inbox. Once your evisa is approved, we recommend printing out a copy in case the immigration official asks at the border.
Visa processing time for a Tanzania visa
The average length to process a Tanzania visa for South Korean citizens is five days, although this may take longer due to holidays or increased demand.