Tanzania Visa FAQs

by | Feb 22, 2021

What types of visas are available for those visiting Tanzania?

There are two e-visa types for people traveling to Tanzania temporarily.

  • Single Entry visa

Issued for single entry to persons whose nationalities require a visa to enter Tanzania either for business, tourism or medical reasons.

  • Transit visa

Issued to persons connecting through Tanzania to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours. Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport dont need to apply for Transit visas.

Do I need an e-visa to visit Tanzania?

Yes, all foreign citizens wishing to travel to Tanzania will need an e-visa, except citizens from countries who are exempt.

How much does Tanzania visa application & processing fee cost?
Visa Processing & Application (Travelling to Zanzibar) N298,800
Visa processing & application (Traveling to Dar Es Salam) N350,800


I want to apply for a Tanzania visa, what are the requirements?
  • Identity Documents:

    Clear passport date-page
    A clear photograph
  • Business Visit:

    Invitation Letters from company / Invitation letter for business visits
    Copies of registration of the company
  • Tourist:

    Travel itinerary (to be provided by us)
    Hotel bookings (to be provided by us)
  • Family Visit:
    Invitation Letters from family
    Identity card / Passport / Alien card / Entry permit of the host
How long is the visa processing time with the embassy?

1-3 business days

What does Visa Processing fee cover?
  • Filling of client’s application form
  • Flight reservation
  • Hotel reservation
  • Advisory services based on our experience
  • Documentation review
  • Guiding client through the application process
  • Further assistance where needed
What is the difference between visa application fee and visa processing fee?
  • Visa Application fee is the fee you pay to the embassy for applying for a visa
  • Visa Processing fee is the fee you pay to TATAgency for visa services rendered to you
Will I go for interview?

No. its an online submission system.


Do I have to pay all the money at once?


Is your visa application guaranteed?

We have a success rate of 99% for Tanzania visa. We do not guarantee visa application as it is at the discretion of the consular. 

If I am not physically in Lagos, can I still apply with TATAgency?
Yes you can. We will be in constant guidance and contact with you
What if I am refused a visa, will there be a refund?

No, once the application has been submitted to the Tanzania government, the e-Visa application fees are non-refundable, but you can reapply without paying TATAgency processing fee

Can I travel immediately my visa is out?
Yes you can
How do I trust TATAgency?
  • We are registered with CAC
  • We are IATA Accredited 
  • We are registered with NCAA
  • We are registered with NANTA
  • We have our office in Lagos and Canada
  • You can visit our website: www.tatagency.com
After getting my visa, can TATAgency assist with flight and accommodation?
Yes we can. We offer further discount for client who processed their visa with us
What is the duration of the Visa?

An e-visa to Tanzania once issued is valid for 1-3 months (at the discretion of the consular) from date of issuance. Once you present yourself to immigration control at the port of entry, you may be issued with a stay period not exceeding 90 days, which may be renewed for a further 90 days at the immigration headquarters. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Tanzania is 6 months.

What is the number of entries on the visa?

Single entry

What should I do after I apply for my e-Visa?

Once the it is approved, the e-visa will be sent to you. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel to Tanzania. When you arrive in Tanzania. you must have your e-visa printout with your passport.

I have already visited Tanzania one time using my single-entry visa, do I need to apply for another e-Visa?

Yes, when your visa is used or expired you need to apply for another visa in order to travel to Tanzania again.

Can I extend my stay in Tanzania?

After the initial days allocated by the immigration control at the port of entry have elapsed, you renew your visa at the immigration headquarters in Nairobi. The maximum number of days a visitor may stay in Tanzania is 6 months.