Tanzania Tourist Visa FAQs
 
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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

Thousands of customers choose Visa First to organise their working holiday visas every year because:

  • We make getting the visa you need fast and hassle-free.
  • We provide a free initial assessment on the process.
  • We developed the unique online visa status engine which allows you to check the status of your visa 24/7. Check your status now.
  • We're visa experts and have organised over 130,000 visas for people like you.
  • We have a price and service promise to you to ensure a low cost effective service.
  • We offer a step-by-step consultation as we do the visa.
  • We provide an end-to-end service from assessment, through gathering and processing the documents till visa grant.
  • We have local offices supporting the visa process.

 

 




The processing fees for Tanzania Visas are:

Tourist visas:
3-Month Single/ Double Entry visa – standard processing – EUR 135
3-Month Single/Double Entry visa – express processing – EUR 165

Business visas:
3-Month Single Entry visa – standard processing – EUR 135
3-Month Single Entry visa – express processing – EUR 165
6-Month Multiple Entry visa – standard processing – EUR 195
6-Month Multiple Entry visa – express processing – EUR 225
12-Month Multiple Entry visa – standard processing – EUR 215
12-Month Multiple Entry visa – express processing – EUR 245

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Please note, Embassy fee is set by the Embassies themselves and Visa First has no control over it. Usually, the Embassy fee varies according to embassy, applicant’s nationality, type and duration of visa. The prices given here consist of Visa First handling fee and embassy fee. They are for one person, inclusive of VAT and are an estimate only. Please note that, additional fees may apply. These are dependant on the way you want to receive your passport, exchange rate changes, changes in the Embassy fees etc. In the event that in your case an additional fee is due we will contact you to organize the payment in the most convenient way for you.


Nationals of nearly all countries need a visa to travel to Tanzania. Please, refer to the Eligibility section for further information.


Yes, we will need your original passport to process your visa for Tanzania.


You need to include the following documents in your visa application:

Tourist visas:
  • Original passport; which must be valid for at least the next 6 months from date of application
  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • 2 recent passport photographs (scanned photos printed on ordinary paper will not be accepted)
  • Copy of flight confirmation showing both dates of entry and exit for those requiring a double entry visa *
  • * Double entry can only be used to enter Tanzania for a second time if travelling from
    Kenya; Uganda; Rwanda or Burundi only during the validity of the visa
  • Pre-paid; self-addressed; special delivery envelope

Business visas:
  • Original passport; which must be valid for at least the next 6 months from date of application
  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • 2 recent passport photographs (scanned photos printed on ordinary paper will not be accepted)
  • Letter of invitation from the Tanzania counterpart with the purpose of the visit; the duration of the stay and the number of entries and length of the visa required
  • Letter from current employer stating the purpose of the visit; the duration of the stay and the number of entries and length of the visa required; the name of the company to be visited and accepting financial responsibility for the applicant
  • Pre-paid; self-addressed; special delivery envelope



Tourist visas are issued as Single Entry ones with validity of 3 month from he issue date. Double entry can only be issued to enter Tanzania for a second time if travelling from Kenya; Uganda; Rwanda or Burundi only during the validity of the visa
Business visas can be issued with validity of 3-Month Single; 6-Month Multiple or 12-Month Multiple entry ones.


The Tanzania Visa must be activated within 3 months of its date of issue.


The standard processing takes 7 working days. Express processing for 4 working days is possible at additional cost.


Tourist visas for Tanzania are usually single-entry visas. Double entry can only be used to enter Tanzania for a second time if travelling from Kenya; Uganda; Rwanda or Burundi only during the validity of the visa
Business visas can be issued as 3-Month Single and 6- or 12-Month Multiple Entries ones.


Multiple entry visa is issued only for business purposes.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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