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 To all our travellers,

 

We wish to inform you that with effect from May 1, 2013, the Embassy will no longer accept cash or credit card payment for visa applications.

All payment should be made online/bank transfer into Embassy's Post Giro acount which you can find on the Embassy's website under Consular Services and a receipt of payment sent along with your applications either by post or when you drop by the Chancery in person.


We appreciate your undestanding.

Consular Section  


Tanzania Honorary Consulate in Denmark is closed!

The Honorary Consulate of Tanzania in Denmark has been closed down until further notice due to the untimely death of the Honorary Consul, Mr. Robert Andersen that occured on 13th September 2011. 

All matters partaining to the functions of the Honorary Consulate are being handled by the Embassy of Tanzania in Stockholm.

The Embassy regrets for any inconvenience caused by this closure.  

 

Information below and more is also available on the website of the

IMMIGRATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN TANZANIA

 Visa
  • VISA Fees (Cash payments are not accepted at the Embassy)
 Travel Documents

 

VISA Application Procedures 

Visitors to Tanzania from the Nordic countries and Baltic States are strongly advised to get their visas before departure either from the Embassy of Tanzania in Stockholm.

If you wish to apply for visa,

1. Complete and sign a visa application form  which you can Download HERE(word)  (pdf)  .

2. Your application form may be submitted by hand or by post (registered mail) together with:

- Your passport (must have 6 (six) months validity from the date of departure from Tanzania and must be in good condition.
- One recent passport-sized photograph; and 

- Evidence of payment of visa and postage fee.

 

 MORE Visa information   

 Entry Requirements 

Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in the possession of valid passports or any other travel document. The passport or any other travel document is to be presented to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, such as Border station, Airport or Harbour. The travel document must be presented along with one of the following:

  • A valid visa
  • A residence permit or
  • A pass

N.B: A visitor must also present an onward or return ticket together with proof that he/she has sufficient funds to support himself or her self while in Tanzania.

Purpose of a VISA

A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner who intends to enter into Tanzania for business, holiday, studies or conduct research or any other approved activities. Visas should be obtained at Tanzania Embassies/High Commissions abroad or at the entry point.

After entering country, the visitor with a visa may then obtain from the Immigration Control Officer, a pass or any other authority to stay in the country.

Who Requires a VISA

All foreigners from no-Commonwealth countries are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania. Exceptions: Citizens of Commonwealth countries are not required to obtain visa, unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, India, Pakistan or The Republic of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, the list may change from time to time.

Types of VISA

There are five types of visas valid for entry into Tanzania:

Ordinary Visa

An Ordinary Visa is permit issued to enter Tanzania for Touirsts, holiday makers and for family visits. It is issued at any Tanzania Mission abroad or at any official entry point into Tanzania boarder.

Business Visa 

Business visa is issued to prospective visitors who intend to visit Tanzania for purposes of making feasibility studies, establishing professional and business contacts, and making arrangements for investments during the start-up period. This type of visa is valid fro three months and can not be extended while in Tanzania.

Multiple entry Visa

Foreigners who, because of the nature of their business, investments or family ties need to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania may be issued with Multiple- entry visa. Mutltiple entry visa is valid for six months.

The Embassy requires evidence of the kind of business, investment or family ties and the need for applicant to make frequent visits, A letter of invitation from their business contact company/institution in Tanzania sent in along with the application will be helpful.

Referred Visa

A referred visa requires a permission of the Director of Immigration Services or the assistant Director of Immigration Services in Zanzibar. This type of a visa is required for the nationals of the following countries: Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Morocco, Afghanistan, Somalia, Mauritania, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Somali Land, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Palestine and for refugees, stateless people and any other nationalities as may be specified from time to time by the authorities. Persons in need of this type of visa may make enquiries at the Embassy.

Decision to grant entry visa to Tanzania to Nationals of above countries and holders of Alien Passports in Nordic countries and Baltic States is made at the Immigration Headquarters in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. However the application is forwarded by the Tanzania Embassy in Stockholm. Applicants are required to fill in visa application form and attach two passport photos, photocopies of the the first five pages of passport, proof of fee payment and postage and invitation letters or introductory letters where applicable. The applicant is required to clearly state reason for entry to Tanzania, show his/her contacts in Tanzania and in Sweden. It therefore takes two months or more for such applications to be processed.
 
When the decision is made in Dar es Salaam, the Embassy in Stockholm will inform the applicant. If the decision is positive, the applicant is supposed to submit his/her original passport to the Embassy for stamping the visa permit.

Transit Visa

A Transit Visa is a permission to pass through Tanzania from one entry point to the exit point. It is for the people whose purpose of their entry into Tanzania is simply to pass through to the other destination abroad without visiting. This type of visa is only issued to persons with onward tickets, sufficient funds for transit, and an entry visa to the country of destination or any proof that prior arrangements have been made that satisfy this requirement. Application requirements are similar to ordinary visa.

Student Entry Visa

Students entry visa requirements are similar to ordinary visa, however a letter of invitation from the contact Institution in Tanzania should be attached to the application. If student will be doing reseach a Research Permit is required. It is also advisable to have a letter of introduction from host institution if student will be conducting interviews and taking pictures.

Entry to Tanzania for purposes of employment, long term studies, voluntary work  or any not related to above types of visa a Resident and Work Permit is required.

Entry points

Entry points to the United Republic of Tanzania, i.e. Namanga, Tunduma, Sirari, Horohoro, Kigoma Port, Julius.K. Nyerere International Airport (JKNIA), Kilimanjaro International Airport, Zanzibar Harbour and Zanzibar International Airport (ZIA) and Other Gazzeted Entry Points.

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VISA Fees

Visa fees are as follows

  • SEK 1000.00 for Business visa (Valid for 2 weeks)
  • SEK 1000.00 for Double Entry Visa (Valid for 6 Months)
  • SEK 1000.00 for Multiple Entry Visa (valid for 12 months)
  • SEK 500.00 for single entry visa (valid for 3 months) for all other types of visa except temporary assignment. 
  • If you send your application by post, include a postage fee of SEK 90. Alternatively you may send a self-addressed registered envelope. Your passport will be returned registered unless otherwise advised.

Above fees are for all ages and Nationals of all countries except Pakistan which is SEK 2000.00 for any of the above Account Number (Plus Giro Nr.) 103 7471-8 (for paying customers within Sweden). Payments made outside Sweden, applicants can use the following Bank Identification Code (BIC/Swift) Address: NDEASESS and International Bank Account Number (IBAN): SE2895000099604210374718 (no space).

Cash, credit cards and cheques are not accepted.

PLEASE OBSERVE THAT;  

  • The Passport must have 6 (six) months validity from the date of departure from Tanzania
  • Single entry visa: Entry permit for tourists, friends and family visa is valid for THREE (3) months. Application for extensions can only be made in Tanzania.
  • For Business Visa. A letter from an established company will be required to introduce the applicant, the nature of the trip and the business contact in Tanzania. This visa is not extendable while in Tanzania.
  • Ensure to send your duly filled application with a receipt of fee payment, passport and one passport size photograph. Take into consideration your travel date and post delivery time from you to us.
  • Once a visa is issued, the fee is non-refundable. 

The Embassy will take 24 hours only to process the visa application.

For more details, please contact the visa section of the Embassy of Tanzania, Stockholm 

Embassy of Tanzania
Näsby Allé 6
183 55 Täby
Stockholm
Sweden

Phone:  (08) 732 24 30/31    Fax No. (08) 732 24 32                                                                
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For more information on Visa and permits to Tanzania and other immigration issues please contact the Director of Immigration Services n Tanzania;

THE IMMIGRATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF TANZANIA

Principal Commissioner of Immigration Services,
P.O. Box 512,
Physical Location: Loliondo Street Kurasini,
DAR ES SALAAM.
Tel:+255-22-2850575/6
Fax:+255-22-2850598/84

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ZANZIBAR HEAD OFFICE
Commissioner of Immigration Services,
P. O. Box 1354,
Physical Location: Kilimani/ Miembeni Zanzibar,
ZANZIBAR.

Tel:+255-24-2239148
        +255-24-2233676
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Fax:+255-24-22234973
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Website:  www.immigration.go.tz

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 August 2014 )
 
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