1232 22nd St. NW Washington D.C 20037
ubalozi@tanzaniaembassy-us.org
202-939-6125 202-884-1080 202-884-1083 (Visa)
Embassy of Tanzania, DC

Visa Information

TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS

Kindly be informed that, from November 11, 2019 onwards Visa Services will no longer be issued at the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Washington D.C. For more information please click here.

All visa applicants are required to use new electronic system found at https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/

Important Notice Regarding Plastics

The Government of Tanzania wishes to make an official notice to the travelers planning to visit Tanzania that from 1st June 2019 all plastic bags, regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania. Please click here for more details.


CONSULAR OFFICE – HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Friday: 9.00 am – 2.30 pm

Forms

RESEARCH AND JOURNALISM

Visas for research and journalism will only be granted after the applicant has been cleared by The Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO) respectively

Research COSTECH
P.O. BOX 4302, Dar es salaam -Tanzania
TEL: +255-22-27O.0750/ 270.0745
FAX: NO. 255-22-275313
Email: info@costech.or.tz
Journalism Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO)
P.O. BOX 9142, Dar es salaam -Tanzania
TEL: +255-22-211-0585/ 212.2771/ 211.2860,
FAX:255-22-211-3814/ 211-6474
Please prepare the following items and submit them to the Embassy for authorization.

  1. Application Form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Synopsis or Script
  4. Equipment list
  5. List of crew members(if any)
  6. Make checks payable to Tanzania Information Services

No Visa is required for nationals of the following countries:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Ashmore & Certie Island
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Belize
  • Brunei
  • British Virgin Island
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Botswana
  • Cyprus
  • Cayman Island
  • Channel Island
  • Cocoas Island
  • Cook Island
  • Christmas Island
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Island
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Heard Island
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • Malaysia
  • Madagascar
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Macao
  • Mozambique
  • Nauru
  • Naue Island
  • Norfolk Island
  • Namibia
  • Papua new Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Romania
  • Ross Dependency
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Swaziland
  • Solomon Island
  • St. Kitts&Navis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vicent
  • St. Helana
  • South African Republic
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Tokelan
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • For complete list click here

Referred Visas are required for nationals of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan Republic
  • Kyigten Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somali land
  • Sierra Leone
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen and
  • Stateless persons or persons with refugee status.
N.B: IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT NATIONALS AND PERSONS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED COUNTRIES AND/OR CATEGORIES ABOVE MAY NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO TANZANIA WITHOUT BEING IN POSSESSION OF REFERRED VISAS. SEE “TYPES OF VISA” ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REFERRED VISAS

FILMING PERMIT APPLICATION

The government of Tanzania requires you to apply for a filming permit if you plan to take professional video footage in Tanzania. Please fill out the filming permit form available here (Filming Permit Application Form)

    You must also send us the following:

  1. Detailed synopsis of the film (separate attachment)
  2. Crew list (Photocopy of passport picture and information page)
  3. Equipment list

Please send your application to the following email address: ubalozi@tanzaniaembassy-us.org Once we complete PART VI of the form, the Embassy will send your application to the Tanzania Film Board and you may follow up with them through the following email addresses. Note the application will not be sent directly back to you.

Board of Film Tanzania: filmboard@habari.go.tz

IMMUNIZATION

Yellow Fever:

The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever. If you are travelling directly from the United States and transit through another country, it is NOT REQUIRED.

However if you will stay for more than 24 hours in a country that is endemic for Yellow Fever, you are required to have the vaccine. A complete list of these countries is available at the U.S. CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/maps/index.html

Yellow Fever Vaccine Waiver:

If your doctor has recommended that you should not have the yellow fever vaccine due to a condition or having reached above 60 years of age, you can travel to Tanzania with your letter from the doctor and show it to the border immigration officer to waive the requirement.

Others:

The best choice of vaccines for your trip depends on many individual factors, including your precise travel plans. Vaccines commonly recommended for travelers to Africa include those against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow fever, Malaria Rabies and Meningitis.

Certificate is required for entry into, or travel between, some African countries. Several of these vaccines require more than one dose, or take time to become effective. It is always best to seek advice from your doctor on immunization well in advance, if possible around 6 weeks before departure.

PETS

Pet licenses/certificates are required when traveling with pets to Tanzania. You may visit Frequently asked questions for more information.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

In case you would like to buy travel insurance we recommend visiting the link below. It contains reviews of various travel insurance policies.