1. When is the best time to apply for my Tanzania visa? The best time to apply for your Tanzania visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Tanzania visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Tanzania visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to CIBTvisas in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.



Business Visa Application Requirements for a Tanzania Visa

  1. eVisa Eligibility

    The Tanzanian Government has introduced a web-based visa issuance system. Travelers will receive an electronic authorization from the government to enter Tanzania. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveler must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return travel
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination

    In order to facilitate this, please complete the CIBTvisas Tanzania visa application included in this kit and upload securely, along with all other required documents, at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  2. Photographs

    One digital passport sized color photograph. The photograph must:

    • Have a white background
    • Be taken with no glasses being worn
    • Be taken within the last six months
    • Be uploaded into a jpg file

    Once you have placed your order with CIBTvisas, please upload securely at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  3. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    You must provide one clear color copy of the information pages of your passport. Please securely upload to https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide a copy of the flight confirmation showing onward or return travel. Please securely upload to https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    You must upload a letter of invitation from your host in Tanzania. The invitation must:

    • Include your name, gender, and date of birth
    • Provide host's full name, contact information, telephone number, address, and signature
    • Include information regarding the relationship between you and your host
    • Detail the purpose of your trip
    • Specify your arrival and departure dates
    • Include the full address of the intended residence
    • Specify who is financially responsible for the trip

    Once obtained, please upload securely at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  6. eVisa Application Form

    One fully completed Tanzania eVisa Application Form, which can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Kit.

    Please upload securely at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  7. Proof of Purpose

    You must provide a letter explaining the purpose of your visit. The letter must:

    • State the intent of your visit
    • Specify the duration of your stay

    Once obtained, please upload securely at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  8. CIBTvisas Order Form

    You must provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit. Please upload securely at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process.

  9. Minor Applicants

    Minor applicants (18 years or younger) are required to provide the following documents:

    • A copy of valid residence permit/ID of their parents or guardians
    • A letter of consent from their parents or guardians

    Once you have placed your order with CIBTvisas, please upload securely at https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

  10. Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

    Applicants arriving from a yellow fever risk area or applicants who transited through such an area for more than 12 hours must provide a yellow fever certificate.

    If applicable, please securely upload to https://cibtvisas.com/upload-forms?service=eta&destination=TZA.

Visa Pre-Check

Have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline?  CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays.  A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to confirm your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly.

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Fast Track Your Visa

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View A Sample Visa

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