Requirements for a Tourist e-Visa

Unless you are a citizen of visa-exempted countries, you will require a Tanzanian e-visa to visit the country. Nationals of some countries can obtain a visa upon entry into the country. All other passport holders must obtain a visa before entering Tanzania.

You can obtain a range of visas, including working holiday e-Visas and tourist e-Visas online or at your nearest Tanzania Consulate or Embassy. You can also obtain different types of e-Visas on the Tanzanian Department of Home Affairs website.

What type of tourist e-Visa can I apply for?

There are different types of visas available to visitors traveling to Tanzania. The type of visa you should obtain relies on the duration of your stay, the purpose of your visit, and your passport.

Tanzania e-Tourist visa

This is an e-Visa to visit Tanzania multiple times for tourism purposes for up to three months for twelve months. This visa is available to passport bearers from some European nations and it cannot be extended.

Tanzania ETA visa

This visa permits you to travel to Tanzania as many times as you wish, for up to 12 months, and reside for three months each visit. This visa is available to passport holders from some countries, who live outside Tanzania. There is no application fee for an ETA visa, however, a $20 service fee applies for applications online only.

ETA can be used to stay in Tanzania for short-term visits for business or tourism purposes. ETA is available to passport holders from some countries, regions, and locations. Most ETAs are granted online or can be granted by travel agents, the Department of Immigration, airlines, and service providers.

Tanzania visitor e-visa

The Visitor visa is for people who cannot obtain the e-Tourist or Electronic Travel Authority visa because they are not from an eligible country. This visa permits you to travel to Tanzania, for tourism purposes, for up to three, six or twelve months. Applicants will have to pay an application fee to lodge their application.

Required documents for a Tanzania tourist e-Visa

1. Passport: You will be required to present a valid passport with a validity time of at least six months. Applicants with a passport with less than three months’ validity will have a harder time getting an eVisa.

2. ID card: You will need to submit a scanned copy of a government-issued ID card.

3. Cover letter: You must present a cover letter explaining the reasons for your trip and travel plans within Tanzania.

4. Invitation letter: If you are traveling to Tanzania for Tourism, to visit a family member or attend a conference, you must lodge an invitation letter.

5. Flight reservation: Flight reservation record bears the date of arrival and departure in Tanzania and the airline name. This is also called a flight ticket reservation.

6. Proofs: There are some proof documents you will be required to submit online during the process of your Tanzanian tourist e-Visa application.

7. Hotel reservation: If you are not traveling to a friend, then you must show a record showing your stay plans when traveling to Tanzania.

8. Photographs: You will be required to submit two scanned photographs with your head showing clearly on it. It should be taken on a plain background.

9. Hotel reservation is a verified document stating the name of the hotel, hotel phone number, and hotel address. This reservation must be genuine, authentic, and verifiable.

10. You will be required to submit proof of status of bank statement and medical check report. The bank statement must be granted by a recognized financial establishment, for example, a bank.

11. Biometrics: All Tanzania tourist e-Visa applicants will be required to provide their biometrics. For more on biometrics information, you should visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Can I prolong my stay on a Tanzania tourist e-Visa?

If you reside in Tanzania and have a valid ETA visa you can prolong your stay by obtaining another visa, such as a Visitor e-Visa. An e-Tourist cannot be extended.

What do I need to work legally in Tanzania?

The Working Holiday Maker program promotes closer ties between certain countries by permitting young individuals (18 to 30 years old) to have a prolonged holiday with short-term employment.