Tanzania visa applications

Tanzania is a great tourist attraction for travellers who want to spend their holidays in Africa and also explore deep African heritage. Since 2018, Tanzania offers its visitors an alternative way of getting an obligatory travel and entry permit, which is e-visa.
Times when you had to stand in long lines to receive a Tanzania traditional visa now are gone. Nowadays, you can replace the complicated time-consuming paperwork with a pleasant online application process. To go through only 3 simple steps, you won’t need more than 15 minutes! An online application can be submitted from whatever place you wish as long as you’re connected to the Internet.

What is eVisa to Tanzania

With an eVisa to Tanzania, you can enter the country one time and stay there up to 1 month. E-visa can be received with the use of any electronic device. This online alternative is a more convenient way than the traditional application for a visa since you can save plenty of your time and money.
Electronic visa system not only eliminates the necessity of visiting the Embassy numerous times and wasting time waiting in long lines, but also helps to avoid stressful interviews, which are inevitable when deciding to apply for a visa issued at the Embassy.
You can submit your e-visa application sitting comfortably even in your chair at home!

How to apply for eVisa to Tanzania?

Click the ‘Online application form’ button and check it yourself that obtaining a visa authorization has never been this easy! You are only 3 steps away from getting your visa: enter your personal and travel details, pay eVisa fee, and check your email inbox. As simple as that!

Application form for evisa to Tanzania
Apply online

Enter your passport data and other necessary information

Make payment for evisa to Tanzania
Make an online payment

Choose one of the available online payment options and cover the fee

Get eVisa to Tanzania
Check your email address

As soon as your request has been positively processed, e-visa in a PDF file will reach your inbox

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Tanzania Visa Types

Depending on the purpose of your trip, Tanzania offers two types of electronic visas. The available types are as follows:

  • tourist e-Visa: allows making any kind of tourism-related trips such as exploring the beauty of the country or visiting relatives or friends. The maximum stay can be 30 days.
  • transit e-Visa: this visa type is dedicated only for transit trips. Travelers going to another country willing to make a transit stop in Tanzania can stay with transit e-visa for 7 days. It cannot be used for tourism purposes.


e-Visa to Tanzania is issued as a single-entry visa that allows a maximum 30-day stay (tourist visa) or 7-day stay (transit visa). The validity period starts from the planned date of your arrival in Tanzania (the same date you will provide in an online form). Tourist visa and transit visa remain valid for 30 or 7 days, respectively.

e-Visa to Tanzania dedicated only to the US citizens is valid for 1 year.

Tanzania eVisa


Eligible citizens can now apply online for an eVisa to Tanzania.
To make the application for an online visa very fast and trouble-free, you need to get familiar with the requirements to ensure a smooth process. Here are the things you will need:

  • Personal details: Ensure that you have your basic details ready to complete the application form online.
  • Passport: Your passport should have at least 6 months validity period.
  • Email address: Once your eVisa application is approved, a PDF file will be sent to your email. Therefore, it is advisable to provide a personal email address which you use and check frequently.
  • A valid means of payment: Using a credit or debit card for payment is possible to cover the eVisa fee. Moreover, you can choose from many other payment methods available in the online application form.
  • Working device & Internet connection: One most important and basic requirement is also to have any electronic device at hand and Internet connection to successfully complete an online application.

What do I need ?
Necessary documents:

  • Passport
    Provide your passport data required in the application form.
  • Credit Card
    Prepare your credit card to pay e-Visa fee.
  • Email Address
    Enter your active email address.

Application Form and Required Documents

An application for an eVisa to Tanzania isn’t a complicated and time-consuming process whatsoever.
The first thing to do is to provide the required data such as personal details, passport data and travel information. Please, fill the form very carefully and ensure that the required details for each field are entered correctly. Moreover, attach all the required supporting documents. Depending on your selected type of visa, they may differ a bit.
Next, grab a valid credit or debit card because you’ll need it to pay the e-Visa fee. You can choose any other available payment method as well.
The email you provide should be a valid one because once approved, your eVisa will be sent to the email you provided. That’s it!

In summary, your online application can be done by simply following these 3 easy steps:

  1. Fill the application form online with your passport, personal and travel information
  2. Cover e-Visa fee and confirm your payment
  3. Receive an approved visa to your email address


The necessary documents that you must attach to your e-visa application are as follows:

    • bio-data page of an applicant’s valid passport
    • an applicant’s face photo (you may use your phone or web camera to take a picture)
    • a photo of your return ticket
    • bio-data page of an applicant’s valid passport
    • an applicant’s face photo (you may use your phone or web camera to take a picture)
    • a photo of your onward ticket
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Important information

Useful information about eVisa to Tanzania

  • An applicant’s passport cannot expire for min. 6 months starting from the intended entry date to Tanzania.
  • e-Visa to Tanzania isn’t issued for business and work purposes (to get a work visa, an applicant is required to visit the Embassy in person and receive a standard visa).
  • Tanzania e-Visa is directly matched with the passport data provided in the application form. It basically means that any change of your passport data makes your e-Visa automatically invalid.
  • Every foreigner wishing to enter Tanzania must obtain a visa, even underage travelers.
  • Travellers with dual nationality must travel along with the same passport data of which they provided in the application for a Tanzanian e-visa.
  • You should be very sure of the date you are expected to arrive in the country. The validity period of e-visa starts on the entry date (indicated in the online form).
eVisa to Tanzania information

List of eligible countries

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba (NL)
  • 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 (Democratic Republic)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana (FR)
  • French Polynesia (FR)
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland (DK)
  • Guam (US)
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Korea, North (DPR)
  • Korea, South
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia (North)
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (US)
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten (FR/NL)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (US)
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Western Sahara