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Tanzania has introduced an online e-visa system, allowing visitors to have an application approved for a visa, before they enter the country.

This provides an alternative to the former method of only being able to obtain a visa on arrival or through visiting one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions.

Upon completion of the online application, the visa should arrive within 2-3 weeks.

Why has the online system been introduced?

The aim of the online visa system is to discourage visitors obtaining visas on arrival, with current demands reported to be high.

Under the plan, no visa sticker would be required in the traveller’s passport from the High Commission, as the visa holder would have been informed by e-mail on approval and their passport stamped at the entry point.

The applicant will only be called at the High Commission when necessary.

According to the Tanzanian immigration department, all visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months or a month beyond the period of intended stay, according to the International Air Transport Association.

To start your application, visit the Visa Application System.

Travelling to Killimanjaro without a visa?

Please be aware that with immediate effect Kilimanjaro airport has changed the process of issuing visa’s on arrival.

There has been no prior warning of this change, and what was a fairly simple and easy process has overnight, become more time consuming. Anyone who will be arriving into Kilimanjaro without a visa will now need to complete the following process:

  • Queue for a Government Control Number
  • Queue to pay for this at the bank
  • Queue for Immigration to check and issue the visa

Contact Cheetah Safari’s for your Tanzanian safari

Thinking of embarking on a once in a lifetime trip across Tanzania? Cheetah Safaris have a variety of Tanzania safaris to suit your style and budget.

If you would like to enquire about one of our excursions, or would like more information regarding the online system, then get in touch with our friendly team today.

Simply, call us today on +254020250616  +254 (0)780 337 652 or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you. 

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