Tazanian online visas have been in effect since mid-2018, thanks to the effort of the Tanzanian Government to go digital. All travellers that desire to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania will need a passport which will remain valid for at least 6 months longer than your expected visit. You will also need to present proof that you have a return ticket, and proof that you have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in Tanzania.

Having a passport is one of the requirements to acquire a Tanzanian VISA if you wish to visit Tanzania for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the responsibility of every traveller to secure a VISA and a valid travel document in the form of a passport.

If you currently don’t have a passport, you can see how long it takes to renew your passport so you won’t run in to any issues

Commonwealth countries like the U.K, New Zealand, India, the United States of America (USA) Canada, Australia, and most EU countries do not require a VISA to enter Tanzania.

However, it is recommended to check with your embassies and high commissions abroad to check for Tanzania VISA requirements.

Tanzania Online VISA Application for Mount Kilimanjaro

It is now easier and faster to apply for a VISA to Tanzania online for travellers wishing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, do safaris or visit Zanzibar islands.

How to apply for a Tanzania VISA online?

All you need to do is just go to this link https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ then fill in the forms, proceed to make payment then finally submit your application online.

After the government VISA agency processes your information, you will receive an email confirming your VISA status. You are also able to track the status of your VISA through this same portal.

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How to apply for a Tanzania e-visa

Only use the Tanzania Immigration official website to complete the e-visa. Never provide your passport number or any other sensitive information to another website that issues visas. You may find the only genuine E-Visa here:


Referral Visa

Even as tourists, citizens of various nations can need a referral visa to enter Tanzania. In some situations, the application form is more complicated and cannot be finished on-site. The following nationals must apply ahead of time for a referred visa:

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Stateless or Refugee Persons.

You must submit an application for a referral visa if you are a national of one of the nations on the list.

It is crucial to apply well in advance because the processing time for this application might take over 60 days. Booking a flight before receiving approval for your referral visa is advised by Tanzania Immigration.

We have expertise assisting visitors to successfully enter Tanzania on a referral visa, and Tranquil Kilimanjaro can assist our customers with completing their referral visa applications. Please get in touch with us if you have any problems obtaining your visa; we would be pleased to help.

Passport Validity

Before you leave for Tanzania, your passport must still be valid for atleast six months.

If, for instance, the expiration date of your passport is November 2022, the earliest possible departure date is May 2022.

Before submitting your e-visa, think about renewing your passport if it will expire in less than six months. Otherwise, your Tanzania visa may become invalid since your passport number has changed.

How much does it cost for a Tanzanian VISA

Assuming you will need an ordinary tourist VISA to visit Tanzania for your Kilimanjaro climb, we have included the prices for all types of VISAs for Tanzania travel.

STUDENT VISA 50, 250,550


Please apply for your VISA as early as possible before your Kilimanjaro climb. Also read the online Visa Application Guidelines carefully before applying to counter check if you are plying for the correct VISA that will serve your purpose and reason of travel to Tanzania.

Where to obtain a Tanzanian visa upon arrival

  • In Dar Es Salaam: The Office of the Director of Immigration Services
  • In Zanzibar: The Office of the Principal Immigration Officer

Abroad: Via Online application at https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ or any Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission.

  • Entry points to Tanzania: Any gazetted entry point, including international airports, Zanzibar Airport, the port of Kigoma, Horohoro, Sirari, Tunduma, and Namanga

What is the difference between a visa on arrival and an e-visa?

Don’t worry if you find the e-visa process to be too difficult or if you encounter technological difficulties. If you come from a nation that does not require a recommended visa, you may still get a visa in Tanzania for the same price (more about that below). A visa on arrival is available to nationals of several nations.

If you have obtained an e-visa, the difference is that it will save you time when you land in Tanzania. Those who hold an electronic visa may wait in the immigration “Visa Holder” queue. They won’t have to fill out any more paperwork or make any fees in order to easily pass through and acquire a sticker in their passport.

The alternative is a far more drawn-out procedure that involves you filling out papers and responding to inquiries to prove that you are traveling for leisure. Once you’ve finished with this process, you’ll need to wait in another queue to receive an official payment control number, then another line to pay for your visa in cash. This queue may be quite lengthy, and the wait can take a lot of time, if you are on an aircraft that lands in Tanzania with a lot of passengers.

You must be ready with $50 USD in cash in case you opt to obtain a visa upon arrival in Tanzania (other forms of payment are not accepted). For a tourist visa, US citizens must have $100 in cash. It’s a good idea to have your tour operator’s contact information on hand, as well as the name of the hotel where you’ll be staying, so you can give that information to immigration.

Pets Licenses and Certificates

Pet licenses/ certificates are compulsory and will be requested when you choose to travel with pets to Tanzania.

Tanzanian Embassies Abroad

72 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels
Tel: +32-2-640-6500 / 6527
Fax: +32-2-646-8026
Email: tanzania@skynet.beCanada
50 Range Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8J4
Tel: +1-613-232-1500 / 1509
Fax: +1-613-232-5184
Email: tzottawa@synapse.net
No. 53, Dong Liu Jie, San Li Tun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
Tel: +86-10-65321491 / 08
Fax: +86-10-65324351
Email: tzrepbj@sina.comFrance
13 Avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75116 Paris
Tel: +33-1-53-70-63-66
Fax: +33-1-47-55-05-46
Email: info@amb-tanzanie.fr
Eschenallee 11, 14050 Berlin (Charlottenburg, Westend)
Tel: +49-30-303-0800
Fax: +49-30-303-08020
Email: info@tanzania-gov.de, tzberlin.habari@gmx.de
Villa Tanzania, Viale Cortina D’ampezzo 185, 00135 Rome
Tel: +39-06-334-85801 / 02 / 04
Fax: +39-06-334-85828
Email: info@embassyoftanzania.it, info@tanzania-gov.it
4-21-9, Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0098
Tel: +81-3-3425-4531
Fax: +81-3-3425-7844
Email: tzrepjp@tanzaniaembassy.or.jp, visa@tanzaniaembassy.or.jp
Continental House, 4th Floor, PO Box 47790, Nairobi
Tel:+254-2-331056 / 057 / 104
Fax: +254-2-721874
Email: tanzania@user.africaonline.co.ke
Pyatnitskaya, U Litsa 33, Moscow
Tel: +7-095-231-5431
Fax: +7-095-230-2968
Email: tanmos@wm.west-call.comSaudi Arabia
PO Box 94320, Riyadh 11693
Tel: +966-1-0-4542839 / 4542833
Fax: +966-1-4549660
Email: tzriyad@deltasa.comSouth Africa
822 George Avenue, Arcadia, 0083, or PO Box 56572, Acardia, 0007
Tel: +27-12-342-4371 / 93
Fax: +27-12-430-4383
Email: thc@tanzania.org.za, diplomat@cyberhost.co.za
Wallingatan 11, Box 7255, 111 60 Stockholm
Tel: +46-8-503-206-00 / 1
Fax: +46-8-503-206-02
Email: mailbox@tanemb.se
6 Kagera Road, PO Box 5750, Kampala
Tel: +256-41-256272
Email: tzrepkla@imul.comUnited Arab Emirates
No. S6A1 Nasr Street Khalidiyah, PO Box 43714, Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971-2-6650226
Fax: +971-2-6661613
Email: tanrep@emirates.net.aeUnited Kingdom
3 Stratford Place, London W1C 1AS (opposite Bond Street tube station)
Tel: +44-207-569-1470
Fax: +44-207-491-3710
Email: balozi@tanzania-online.gov.uk, balozi@tanzania-online.gov.uk
www.tanzania-online.gov.uk (this website takes a long time to load)United States
2139 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20008
Tel: +1-202-939-6123 / 5 / 7
Fax: +1-202-797-7408
Email: balozi@tanzaniaembassy-us.org

Foreign Embassies in Tanzania

Ocean Road 5, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-602291
Fax: +255-22-117621Canada
38 Mirambo Street / Garden Avenue, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-211-2831
Fax: +255-22-211-6897
Email: dslam@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
This embassy also serves Australians.Denmark
Ghana Avenue, PO Box 9171, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-211-3887
Fax: +255-22-211-6433
Email: daramb@um.dkFinland
Mirambo Street / Garden Avenue, PO Box 2455, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-219-6565
Fax: +255-22-219-6573
Email: sanomat.dar@formin.fi
Junction Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road and Kilimani Road, PO Box 2349, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-266-6021 / 3
Fax: +255-22-266-8435
Email: ambafrance@ctvsatcom.net
Umoja House, Mirambo Street, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-211-7409 / 15
Fax: +255-22-211-2944
Email: german.embassy@bol.co.tz
82 Kinondoni Road, PO Box 2684, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-266-9040 / 1 / 2
Fax: +255-22-266-9043 / 9050
Email: hci@hcindiatz.org
No. 1131 Msasani Road, Oysterbay, PO Box 9612, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-260-2355 / 2356 / 2361
Fax: +255-22-260-2362 / 2367
Email: iremb@raha.comItaly
316, Lugalo Road, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-211-5935
Fax: +255-22-211-5938
Email: italdipl@raha.com
Umoja House, 4th Floor, Corner Mirambo Street / Garden Avenue, PO Box 9534, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-211-0000
Fax: +255-22-211-0044
Email: nlgovdar@intafrica.com
www.netherlands-embassy.go.tzUnited Kingdom
Umoja House, Garden Avenue, PO Box 9200, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-211-0101; 744-242-242 (emergencies only)
Fax: +255-22-211-0102
Email: bhc.dar@fco.gov.uk
www.britishhighcommission.gov.uk/tanzaniaUnited States
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani, PO Box 9123, Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255-22-266-8001
Fax: +255-22-266-8238 / 8373
Email: embassyd@state.gov

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