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

Passport Information

Important Notice to the Tanzanians Living in the United States and Mexico Regarding New Electronic Passport

Kindly be informed that, the Embassy now receive applications of the new electronic passports and e-emergency travel document. Application forms are accessible online at www.immigration.go.tz under e-services section.

We also wish to bring to your attention that the old passports will no longer be valid come January 2020 and applications of the said passports are no longer processed at the Embassy.

All passport applicants must complete all required online procedures before contacting the Embassy for submission and appointments. Kindly find summary of the application process here

The following documentation must be uploaded when applying for New Passport, Stolen/Lost Passport, or Emergency Travel Document and submitted with the application form to the Embassy:

New Passport (All Applicants must appear in person at the Tanzania Embassy for finger prints)

Requirements:

  • One (1) passport size photos to be uploaded online
  • Original and Copy of the Old passport
  • Original and Copy of the Birth certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Affidavit of one of the parent
  • Original and Copy of State issued ID like driver’s license, green card, school Identity, state identity etc.
  • Marriage certificate for married women
  • In case of changes on name(s), proof from the court is required
  • Passport Fee is $90 paid online while filling application
  • Passport return fee by FedEx: $20

Stolen/Lost Passport

Requirements:

  • Police incident report
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Notarized information of lost passport
  • Letter stating reasons for lost/ stolen or damaged passport
  • Original and Copy of State issued ID like driver’s license, green card, etc.
  • Original and Copy of Birth certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Affidavit of one of the parent
  • One (1) passport size photos to be uploaded online
  • Fee is $ 250 lost for the first time and $ 350 lost for the second time or more
  • Fee is $ 150 for damaged Electronic passport
  • Passport return fee by FedEx: $20

Emergency Travel Document

Requirements:

  • Original and Copy of Birth certificate
  • Birth Certificate or Affidavit of one of the parent
  • One (1) passport size photos to be uploaded online
  • Complete the Emergency Travel Document (ETD) application form (www.immigration.go.tz)
  • Original and Copy of Old Passport
  • Letter explaining reasons for applying for travel documentation
  • Copy of any U.S. ID card or documentation
  • Self-addressed return envelope or send FedEx fee of $20
  • If your old passport was stolen/lost, all procedures for stolen/lost passport are to be followed before applying for ETD application
  • You may be required for a telephonic interview, as determined by Consular Officer
  • Application Fee is $20 paid online after application approval

Please click the link (Application steps for Emergency Travel Document) to get more information on steps for applying Emergency Travel Document.

Children born in the United States

Tanzanian citizens living abroad, are advised to apply Tanzania passport for their children under 18 years who were born in the United States provided that ,at least one of the parent is still holding Tanzania citizenship.

The following documents must be submitted along with application form:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Birth certificate copy of one of the child’s parent who is a citizen of Tanzania
  • Tanzania passport copy of one of the child’s parent
  • Parental letter to request Tanzania passport for the child
  • Passport fee $90 paid online
  • Child must appear at the Embassy for Fingerprints, signature and Picture
Description of Service Fee Remarks
New electronic passport $90 Payable online
FedEx return envelope $20 Payable in Cash or Money order
Lost or Stolen Tanzania passport (1st time) $250 Payable online
Lost or Stolen Tanzania passport (2nd time or more) $350 Payable online
Damaged Electronic Passport $150 Payable online
Children born in the United States $90 Payable online
Visa for American Citizens $100 Multiple entry valid for 12 months
Visa for Other Nationalities $50 Single entry
Visa for travel document (holder, stateless person or any other person with refugee status) $50 $50.00 additional may be required as handling fees
Class A Residence Permit $1620 Applies to:

  • Investors
  • Businessmen
  • Consultancy
Class B Residence Permit $620 Applies to:

  • Expatriates
  • Other employees approved by the Commissioner of Labor
Dependant pass $120
Rush Visa Processing Fee $20 3 Workinq Days
Naturalization as Citizen of Tanzania $800 Applies to:

  • People who have been resident Tanzania of Tanzania for more than ten (10) years contributed toward Tanzanian economy or in terms of science and technology
  • Good character
  • Adequate knowledge of Kiswahili
Re-Entry Pass $20 Given to people already legal residents to enable them to re-enter Tanzania.
Legalization of companies’ / Documents $200 For each set of documents approved by the secretary of state
Authentication or verification of Individual Documents $20 Such as:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Driving license
  • School and college certificate
  • Passport
Carrying on Temporary Assignment (“CTA”) $100 Primary Authority Given to:

  • A prospective investors
  • Short-term business
  • Consultancy and other technical undertakings
Emergency travel document $20 Issued to citizens of Tanzania only

PASSPORT HOURS OF OPERATION

Passport Application services: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Passport pickups: Monday to Thursday from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and Friday from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm.

Finger Prints and Picture Services is by appointment only.