Tanzania Visa Guide
Process for Tanzania Visa upon Arrival
- From Dar Es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport and official land borders
- From Kilimanjaro International Airport
- From Zanzibar International Airport
Filipinos can apply for visa upon arrival at Tanzania. For other citizens, refer to this list
The Immigration of Tanzania issues visa upon arrival in major airports such as Julius Nyerere International (Dar Es Salaam), and Kilimanjaro International Airport, and Zanzibar and official land borders like Namanga and Arusha border post between Tanzania and Kenya, and at Tunduma border (between Tanzania and Zambia).
– Valid passport
– Filled-out application form
– Yellow fever vaccination certificate
– Information about your travel (accommodation, tour operator/ person visiting, purpose of travel, etc…)
– Two Passport Size photographs (sometimes they ask, sometimes they don’t)
– Return/ onward ticket (sometimes too)
Non-US Citizens: $50 (Single entry) for six months
Non-US Citizens: $100 (Double entry) for six months
US Citizens: $100 (Multiple entry) for one year
From Kilimanjaro International Airport
The process is pretty-straight forward. From Kilimanjaro International Airport, there will be personnel waiting as you make your way to the holding area and they ask right away for your yellow fever vaccine certificate. Afterwards, you are handed a 1 pages form where you fill out the specifics. Fall in line, pay the corresponding visa fee, and get the official receipt.
When you get your passport back, fall in line in the immigration where they collect your fingerprints, take your photo, and print your visa. Easy breezy.
From Dar Es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport
Process is pretty much the same. Upon disembarking, follow the mob especially the tourists-looking as at least one or 2 of them will apply for a visa. There will be signs all over so be worried not. After accomplishing the form, fall in line in one of the available immigration officers behind the counter. Note that you have to completely fill out the details being asked for in the white card.
When it’s your turn, hand over the white application card to the immigration officer along with your passport and the visa fee. I think they only accept euro and dollars, and Tanzanian shillings I suppose, if you have any.
Stand back and relax as they take your photo and collect your finger prints.
You will then be asked to wait in the releasing window just next to the counter.
In my case, it took around 15 minutes before an officer got out with passports in hand and started calling out our names
From Zanzibar International Airport
You can get a visa upon arrival directly at Zanzibar airport. Requirements and prices are the same. When coming to Zanzibar via airport and seaport (where you would already have a visa from Dar), make sure to bring your passport as they have a separate immigration and they stamp your passport. This is because Zanzibar is an autonomous region but it’s accessible with the same usual visa you get in Tanzania.
For Philippine passport holders who need assistance or prefer to apply visa before arrival:
The Embassy in Malaysia is in-charge of Philippines for Tanzania tourist visa, which can be obtained beforehand through the address below:
Embassy Address: High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania in Malaysia | 44 Jalan U-Tnant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Details: Tel: +603 4251 7603 | Fax: +603 4251 5641