Tanzania is a perfect destination for tourists. It has always been on the bucket list of people who love a serene and peaceful environment for the purpose of tourism, work or do business. You will find that many Nigerians are applying for Tanzania visas, this is because Tanzania has all of Africa’s cultural and natural diversity you will ever need. In Tanzania, you will find sandy beaches, thick rain forests, savanna plains and mountains, etc. Traveling to Tanzania will give you one of the most exciting and memorable experiences in Africa.
If you are looking to travel to one of Africa’s most pleasant countries, then you should read this article. This article covers all you need to know about acquiring a Tanzania tourist, visit or business visa from Nigeria. The process of obtaining a Tanzanian visa is relatively easy if you follow the right steps. Read on below:
Tanzania visa on arrival for Nigerians
Some years before now, Nigerians who travel to Tanzania used to enjoy the luxury of applying for a visa upon entry into Tanzania. But this is no longer the case as the policy was repealed in September 2018. Now, every application for any Tanzania visa, whether tourist, visit or business from Nigeria has to be done at the Tanzanian embassy. Another option is to have a host or contact in Tanzania to process the visa for you.
Tanzania E-Visa is very similar in function to the traditional visa. The Tanzania E-visa grants you legal entrance into Tanzania, for the purpose of tourism, visit or business. The difference however is in the process of application. While the application process for a traditional visa takes place at the Tanzania Embassy in Nigeria, the application for Tanzanian E-Visa is done online. The entire process of visa application to include fees payment, submission of required documents, and approval of visa is done online.
Types of Visas
The single-entry visa allows you entry into Tanzania only once and for the purpose of visiting, leisure, medical treatment, studies or any other activity considered legal by the Tanzanian government. The single-entry visa allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days. A Tanzanian tourist or visit visa is not to be used for the purpose of the business of any kind. It only allows travelers to travel to Tanzania for the sole purpose of recreation or relaxation for a duration of time.
A multiple- entry visa is ideal for people who make frequent visits to Tanzania. The multiple-entry visa is valid for 12 months. Each visit has a maximum stay of up to 90 days.
A Tanzanian business visa allows the traveler to come into Tanzania to participate in any kind of business event. The Tanzanian business visa grants access into Tanzania only once and for the following purposes:
- To conduct special assignments such as fixing and repairs or run short term training
- For professional assignments such as auditing accounts
- For any lawful or legal business, permitted by the laws of the Tanzanian government
All visas are to be applied for at the Tanzania High Commission in Abuja. Apply for your visa at least 15 days before your departure date so as to allow for ample processing time and other issues that might come up.
Visa processing time
After submitting your application form and documents, it takes just about two working days to complete the process of application. However, it is best to apply at least 15 days before your departure date. This is to avoid any delays or disappointment that might come up during the process. For instance, if additional documents are required during the visa application process.
Once your Tanzania visa has been approved, you will need to collect it at the Tanzanian High Commission in Abuja. The commission will contact you via email or through the telephone to let you know that your visa is ready for collection.
Tanzania visa requirements
The following are documents required for your visa application process when applying at the High Commission:
- A valid international passport
- A duly completed Tanzanian visa application form
- Two recent passport photographs (white background)
- Tanzanian visa application fees which are non-refundable
- Bank statement for the past six months which shows evidence of adequate financial resources to cover the duration of stay in Tanzania.
- Airline return tickets (optional)
- A letter stating the purpose of your visit to Tanzania, the address of your accommodation, and other needed information regarding the duration of your stay.
- Travel documents to include information such as hotel reservation, accommodation, hotel booking etc.
- Certificate of marriage or birth certificate of children (if they would be on the journey)
- Yellow fever vaccination card
- Copies of Registration certificate
- Copies of National identity number/ National identity card.
- Visa rejection note from other embassies (if any)
- Any other additional documents may be requested for submission at the embassy.
To ensure a successful application for Tanzania tourist, visit or business visa in Nigeria, the following steps should be taken.
- Make sure the original documents needed do not have errors and are accurate. Once your document cannot be trusted, your chances of being awarded a Tanzanian visa will be decreased.
- Carefully arrange all required documents to avoid the occurrence of missing documents.
- Fill the Tanzanian visa application form carefully and make sure there are no errors.
- Pay the visa application fees, through the online platform or at the embassy.
- Booking a visa appointment is not necessary.
- Visa application by proxy is permitted, this means that you can authorize another person to process and collect your visa for you.
- Visa application fee is non-refundable under any condition
- Remember to apply for your visa early so it can be processed on time.
- Allotted time for visa application at the Tanzania embassy in Nigeria is 9.00 am – 12noon, Monday to Friday, while submission time is from 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Where to Apply
Tanzania High Commission
All applications must be made in person at the Tanzania High Commission located in Abuja. The only ones exempted are government officials, agencies and religious groups. (Courier applications are not accepted)
Address: No. 21, Yedseram Street, Close to IGP residence, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: 09-294801/ 092914803/092914804
Working hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00-15:00