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Embassy of Tanzania, DC

Condolences: Tanzania and the International Community mourns the passing of His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa, the third president of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Among many things he will be remembered for his great love for the nation, hard work and performance in building the nation. His tremendous contribution extended beyond the boarders of the United Republic of Tanzania. He will be missed by many.

Biography of His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa


- English -

Due to Coronavirus situation we regret to inform you that Consular services at the Embassy in Washington D.C will be suspended until further notice. For more information please click here.

- Swahili -

Tunasikitika kuwajulisha kuwa huduma za kikonseli zinazotolewa Ubalozini Washington D.C zimesimamishwa kwa muda kutokana na hatari ya ugonjwa wa Coronavirus. Kwa habari zaidi bonyeza hapa.


On the 5th August, 2020 the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has reviewed Travel Advisory due to COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please click here.


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/

Notice Regarding new Tanzanian Passports:

  • We want to bring to your attention that the old passports will no longer be valid come January 31st 2020. Please read more directions from the Ministry of Internal Affairs here.
  • 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 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.

Information from Tanzania Investment Centre:

Tanzania enjoys an abundance of natural wealth, which offers tremendous investment opportunities for investors in a number of sectors. To obtain more information please download the two documents below:

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.

Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam (the abode of peace) is the largest city of Tanzania and the largest city in eastern Africa by population, as well as a regionally important economic centre.
Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area.
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.

Welcome - Karibu

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the United States welcomes you to our official website. Here you will find information about visas, tourism, events and much more. We hope you will find our website informative and helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us and/or complete the Client Satisfaction Survey. We are here to assist you.

H.E.President Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli
H.E. Ambassador Wilson Mutagaywa Masilingi

Contact Information & Hours of Operation

Physical Address
1232 22nd St. NW Washington D.C 20037
Phone Numbers
202-939-6125 202-884-1080 202-884-1083 (Visa)
Hours of Operation
General Inquries:
Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 2.30pm
Consular Services:
Monday - Thursday:
  • Visa drop off: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Visa pick up: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Visa drop off: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Visa pick up: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
US & Tanzania Public Holidays:

Diaspora Community

Umoja ni nguvu, utengano ni udhaifu. - (Unity is strength, division is weakness)

Together, regardless of where you are located we can make a difference to our beautiful country of Tanzania. Please use this opportunity to register and stay connected with the diaspora community via Embassy of Tanzania in United States. Once registered you will be able receive any communications intended to be circulated in the Tanzania diaspora community.

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