Embassy Document Services

Expert Visa and Passport Service

Travel Visa and Passport Expediting Services

Requirements for obtaining a Tourist Visa for Tanzania

Tanzania Expedited Visa Service

Country: Tanzania

Visa Type: Tourist

The following are required to obtain a Tourist Visa for Tanzania

EDS SERVICE REQUEST APPLICATION FORM

  • Complete and return this form with all required information.

EDS Service Request Application Form

PASSPORT

  • Original signed passport valid for at least 6 months beyond stay.
  • Your passport must have at least 1 clear blank visa pages available for the visa stamp(s).
  • EDS can obtain passport services for you on your behalf if needed. Please see our PASSPORT section.

APPLICATION FORM

  • Two (2) Visa application forms completed and signed. All questions on the application form must be answered. Failure to complete all required fields on the form will delay the processing of your visa.
Tanzania Visa Application

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Two (2) recent 2" X 2" passport type photograph2, in color, front view, and with a plain light background.

LETTER OF CONFIRMATION or INVITATION

None required.

COVER LETTER

None Required

OTHER DOCUMENTS

  • Letter of Authorization to allow EDS to deliver and pick-up your visa application from the Embassy.  See sample letter.
  • Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency, copy of airline ticket or a corporate letter stating travel plans. A signed letter on the travel agency’s letterhead confirming round-trip booking may also be submitted.
  • ALSO, PROVIDE PROOF OF HAVING SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO MAINTAIN THE APPLICANT WHILE IN TANZANIA. THIS CAN BE DONE VIA BANK STATEMENTS, EMPLOYER LETTER or PAY STUBS.
  • Copy of U.S. Permanent Resident Card or valid visa. US visa holders should have original I-94 or I-20 stapled to their passport.
  • International certificate of vaccination for Cholera and anti-Malaria medication.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Visas cannot be changed or extended. If your travel plans change after the visa is issued you will need to re-apply for a new one.
  • Citizens of the following countries and persons carrying a Travel Document must refer their request for visas to the DarEs Salam office:
    Tanzania, Somalia, Lebanon, bangladesh, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, west Africa.
  • Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for stay up to 90 days:
    Namibia, Romania, Rwanda, Hong Kong, Commonwealth states except UK, Canada, Nigeria, India, S. Africa.
  • Maximum stay in Tanzania: 90 days
  • Also note: Any visa applicant may be interviewed by a consular officer if necessary.

PAYMENT

The consulate only accepts United States Postal Money Orders for the cost of the visas. If you prefer, EDS can obtain the money order for the consulate. EDS accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Money orders and cash are also accepted.


Consular Rates

Standard
7 to 10 days
Rush
5 days or less
single entry$100.00$120.00
double entry$100.00$120.00
multiple entry$100.00$120.00
 
 Standard
At Least 8 Business Days
Rush
4-8 Business Days
Emergency
3 Business Days

EDS Service Rates

$99.00$205.00$300.00
 
A $15.00 surcharge is added for non-US Passport holders.
 
EDS accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express Credit Cards


SENDING YOUR DOCUMENTS

When you have completed the visa application form, the EDS Service Request form, and this pre-shipping checklist, you may send all of your documents to the address below. We recommend using FedEx, UPS, DHL, or the USPS Express Mail for next-day delivery.

Embassy Document Services
Attn: Visa Processing
14908 Honey Locust Court
Woodbridge, VA 22193


All same day requests must be received by 8am. We recommend using FedEx, UPS, or DHL. Applications received after 8am will be submitted the next business day.