Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Tanzania

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Citizens of Namibia, Romania, Rwanda, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and other Commonwealth member nations do not need a visa for visits of less than three months (except the United Kingdom, Canada, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Nigeria, India & South Africa). A three-month single entrance Tourist Visa costs $50 and a three-month double admission Tourist Visa costs $100. Visas are available upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, and other ports of entry. Please be aware that if your flight arrives at the same time as other foreign planes, the wait may be extended. Visas are valid for a period of time after they are issued. However, getting a visa before to travel is strongly advised. A US passport holder can only get a $100 multiple-entry visa. Travelers leaving from the United States may pay an extra $20 for a three-day fast service. The current criteria may be found on the Tanzanian Embassy’s website in the United States. Visas are also available through any of Tanzania’s diplomatic missions across the world. The cost of a visa to enter Zanzibar is $50, while the cost to leave is $25.

If you are not visiting Tanzania for tourist reasons, you must meet additional criteria. A temporary work permit, known as a CTA, is required for any kind of commercial travel (Carrying on Temporary Assignment). This was $200 and needed the completion of a form. A total of six passport-sized photographs will be needed. It may be problematic if you don’t have this. If you are not a tourist, it will be impossible to enter Zanzibar without it. For additional information, see the Tanzania Immigration Service website.

When going by ground from Nairobi, Kenya to Arusha, Tanzania, keep in mind that you must cross the border on foot at the Namanga border crossing. Scammers in the no man’s land between Kenya’s and Tanzania’s border control offices will attempt a variety of schemes, including providing exorbitantly low currency conversion rates and posing as authorities selling Tanzania visa stamps. Those trying to sell Tanzania visa stamps will ask to view your passport, then put an item (a tiny Tanzanian bank note) in your passport, shut it, and ask for the visa-on-arrival cost. Do business only with established government buildings’ immigration offices and neighboring banks. Stopping or interacting with individuals in the no man’s space in between is not recommended.