Tanzania Online Visa Now Available

tanzania online visas

The Tanzanian Government has announced that as of now, foreign nationals who require a visa for Tanzania will be able to apply for a Tanzania eVisa online without having to visit an embassy.

This is expected to be particularly helpful to immigration and Tanzania’s border control and is expected to reduce the number of visas on arrival. Other motives have been to increase border security, as well as facilitate the process of getting a visa for tourists or those who visit Tanzania for other purposes, such as business and transit purposes.

Tanzania Electronic Visa System

The process of applying for a Tanzania eVisa will consist of an electronic visa system that foreign nationals will be able to use in order to fill out the Tanzania visa application form and submit online.

All updates and notifications regarding the Tanzania visa application will be communicated via the email provided in the visa application.

The Tanzania eVisa application form will consist of a series of questions and will require applicants to fill out their passport details, travel details and other basic information. It takes a matter of minutes to complete and once the visa has been paid and the form submitted online, applicants should receive a confirmation email in their inbox. The ultimate approval or denial of the Tanzania eVisa will also be sent by email once the application has been reviewed by Tanzanian authorities.

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Who Can Apply for a Tanzania eVisa?

Almost all foreign nationals need a visa in order to visit Tanzania.

The only countries who are not required to apply for a Tanzania visa are:

  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo*
  • Costa Rica
  • Ivory Coast
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dutch Carribean
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Russia
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin (French)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • SGSSI*
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
Congo* – Congo, The Democratic Republic of
SGSSI* – South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Tanzania eVisa Requirements and Validity

The Tanzania eVisa will be valid for up to 3 months and the general requirements of the visa are as follows:

  • Applicants will need a valid passport (at least 6 months validity at the time of visa application)
  • Copy of passport
  • Visa application form completed and submitted
  • Visa fee paid online

Please note that for other requirements may be necessary for other types of visa for Tanzania such as a business visa or transit visa.