Apply for an e-visa
You can apply for an online visa on the Embassy of Tanzania’s website.
Please click here to download our helpful cheat sheet to refer to while you fill out the form online.
We suggest keeping this document open in a separate window as you complete your online application. (Note: The cheat sheet is a sample of a U.S. application, some fields may differ for non-U.S. passport holders.)
When your visa is approved, typically after 5-15 business days, you will receive a Visa Application Notification and a Visa Grant Notice via email.
Both must be presented at the immigration e-visa window upon arrival in Tanzania.
Visa applicants should receive a notification email once their application has been approved. This can take between 5-15 business days (applicants should check their spam/junk mailbox to ensure they do not miss the email).
Once your e-visa is approved, you will receive an e-mail including a Visa Application Notification and a Visa Grant Notice. You will need to present both of these at the immigration e-visa window upon arrival in Tanzania.
Status can be checked by logging into the e-visa website with your application ID #. (Please note: you must include all dashes when entering in your Application ID.)
Once the e-visa is approved, you will receive an email back, which will include an application notice and another Entry/Arrival declaration form that you will need to fill out manually and take with you for entry into the country.
In the field of Visa Number, you may fill the current Visa Application ID if you do not have the previous Visa. Please provide your best estimate for your previous date of travel to Tanzania.
The Visa should be valid from the proposed date of arrival as completed by the applicant online. Visa’s for U.S. applicants are typically valid for 1 year following this date as indicated on the Visa Grant Notice you will receive
When entering the phone number, please be sure to select the Tanzanian flag on the drop-down menu. This should automatically populate +255 in the field. Then you should be able to enter: 754755681. Please do not include dashes.
All U.S. passport holders receive a multi-entry visa. Even if you are only visiting once, you will still need to apply for this visa and pay the $100 fee
Please select “unemployed.” Many of our guests who are retirees have selected this field on their applications and have received their approved visa notifications and grants.
When you search for a file, check the drop-down menu next to the field that says “file name.” You may be searching only for custom files. Please be sure to search for “ALL FILES” instead.
All non-US passport-holders should apply for a 90-day “Ordinary” visa.
No problem. The visa you receive will be valid for one year and allows you to stay in country for 90 consecutive days from the arrival date.
In our experience this is not needed; just the photo/bio page should suffice.
The e-visa system should allow you to save your application at various points to come back to it later. You must have your Application ID in order to log back in. (Please note: you must include all dashes when entering in your Application ID.)