All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You should get one from the Tanzanian High Commission before you travel. It is possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, but this is subject to the fulfillment of all immigration requirements and it is highly recommended that you arrange your visa in advance. You won’t be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival. For further information about visas visit the Tanzania embassy website at: www.tzhc.uk/visa-application A single entry visa, which you will need for this holiday, costs £40 as of March 2018, however this could change so please check the High Commission website prior to obtaining your visa.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of your visa application. PLEASE NOTE: Your visa will only be valid for 90 days from the date of issue, therefore please do not submit your application earlier than 90 days prior to travelling.| You can submit your visa application either online, in person at your local Tanzania Embassy or by post.
To apply for an ordinary e-visa, please visit www.tzhc.uk/visa-application. You can save the application at any point and log back in at a later stage to continue its completion. You will need to take a copy of your application ID and security question/answer so you can log back onto your application. To apply for an e-visa you will need the following:
A soft copy of your main passport page to upload (jpeg or png, maximum size of 300KB)
A soft copy of your passport photo to upload (jpeg or png, maximum size of 300KB)
Please ensure that you list all of the hotels you will be staying at during the holiday when the application asks for your accommodation. You can add additional accommodation during the application using the blue button on the right hand side next to the accommodation and physical address. Please select Kilimanjaro Airport as your port of entry and departure.
To visit the embassy in person you will be required to take the following with you:
Your original passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from date of application, with at least two adjacent blank passport pages available for Tanzania visa stamp.
A completed visa application form, obtainable from: www.tzhc.uk/visa-application You will also find a PDF copy of this form attached to the back on this Holiday Information Sheet.
Two passport size photographs attached to each application form.(Scanned photo printed on ordinary paper is not accepted)
Proof of payment, this can be: Payment receipt, payment confirmation, cash deposit receipt from the embassy's bank, transfer receipt from your bank, or screenshot of online banking transfer with amount and date visible.
You must allow three working days for the collection of visa and passport. An express 24 hour service is possible but is at an additional fee (only for applications submitted in person). Collection can be made on any day, from the day that has been allocated by the visa office, please adhere to the collection times specified.
For postal applications you must submit the following information (A single envelope can be used for more than one application):
A completed visa application form
Your original passport; must be valid for at least 6 months from date of applying for a visa,
two recent original passport photographs (not scanned photos printed on ordinary paper).
NOTE: All applications by post MUST be posted with a proof of payment. This can be: a Payment receipt, payment confirmation, cash deposit receipt from the embassy's bank, transfer receipt from your bank, or screenshot of online banking transfer with amount and date visible. The easiest payment is via bank transfer plus a reciept for proof of payment. The bank details are on the Tanzanian Embassy website.
A self addressed envelope (Special Delivery from Royal Mail) for the return of visa and passport.
The visa form itself is fairly straightforward to complete, however it will ask you for a name and address of your host in Tanzania, please include the following information:
Zara Tanzania Adventures
PO Box 1990, Moshi, Tanzania
Tel: 02727 50011 / Fax: 02727 53105 / Email: [email protected]
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous state within Tanzania, you will therefore not need a separate visa to enter, you will only need to show your passport on arrival.
The above information is provided by the Tanzania High Commission and was current on the date that this document was published: please therefore refer to the high commission website to get the most up to date information. We have tried to include all of the relevant information to enable you to obtain your visa, however if there is any further information that you require please check the official website or contact the high commission directly.|
Passport, visa and health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP, or can be obtained from the Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad (MASTA). In addition, general travel advice is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel.