VISA INFORMATION

Visitors to Tanzania from the Sultanate of Oman are strongly advised to get their visas before departure from the Embassy of Tanzania in Muscat. . It takes only three days to process normal visas. Referred visa takes six weeks. If you wish to apply for visa, complete and sign a visa application form which you can Download from the website. Your application form may be submitted by yourself or by your representative together with:

  • Your passport (must have 6 (six) months validity from the date of departure from Tanzania
  • Two recent passport-sized photograph; and
  • Evidence that he/she has sufficient funds to support himself or her self while in Tanzania
  • No objection letter from the sponsor for non Omani

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in the possession of valid passports or any other travel document. The passport or any other travel document is to be presented to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, such as Border station, Airport or Harbour. The travel document must be presented along with one of the following:

  • A valid visa
  • A residence permit or
  • A pass

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The validity for the visa issued start from the date of issue, it is important to note that you must enter into Tanzania within one month from the date when visa was issued, after that the visa automatically became invalid and you will be required to apply and pay for the new visa. After entering country, the visitor with a visa may then obtain from the Immigration Control Officer, a pass or any other authority to stay in the country.

WHO REQUIRES A VISA

All foreigners from no-Commonwealth countries are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have visa abolition agreement with Tanzania. Exceptions: Citizens of Commonwealth countries are not required to obtain visa, unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, India, Pakistan or The Republic of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, the list may change from time to time.

TYPES OF VISA

There are five types of visas issued at the Embassy of Tanzania in Muscat

Ordinary Visa

An Ordinary Visa is issued for the validity of three months from the date of issue valid for single entry . The cost of this visa is Oman Rials 20.000 000 . ( Twenty Oman Rials only )

Double entry Visa

Foreigners who, because of the nature of their business or investments, need to make double entry visa(twice in six months) with a validity of six monthsThe cost of this visa is Oman Rials 200.000 ( Two Hundled Oman Rials only )

Multiple entry Visa

Foreigners who, because of the nature of their business or investments, need to make frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania may be issued with Multiple- entry visa. The validity is twelve months. The cost of this visa is Oman Rials 400.000 ( Four Hundred Oman Rials only)

Period for processing Visa

Visa applications will be processed within two working days, however express service is available upon payment of additional 5 Rials in which case application will be processed within one working day

Referred Visa

A referred visa requires a permission of the Director of Immigration Services or the assistant Director of Immigration Services in Zanzibar. This type of a visa is required for the nationals of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh , Chad , Djibouti , Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine , Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and for refugees, stateless people and any other nationalities as may be specified from time to time by the authorities. Persons in need of this type of visa may make enquiries at the Embassy.

Decision to grant entry visa to Tanzania to Nationals of above countries made at the Immigration Headquarters in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. However the application is forwarded by the Tanzania Embassy in Muscat. Applicants are required to fill in visa application form and attach two passport photos, photocopies of the the first five pages of passport, e and invitation letters or introductory letters where applicable. The applicant is required to clearly state reason for entry to Tanzania, show his/her contacts in Tanzania and in Oman. It therefore takes two months or more for such applications to be processed.

When the decision is made in Dar es Salaam, the Embassy in Muscat will inform the applicant. If the decision is positive, the applicant is supposed to submit his/her original passport to the Embassy for issuing a visa sticker.

Download Visa Application Form

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PLEASE NOTE: ONCE FEE IS PAID IS NON-REFUNDABLE

For more details, please contact the visa section of the Embassy of Tanzania, Muscat

FEES FOR VARIOUS CONSULAR SERVICES OFFERED BY THE EMBASSY OF TANZANIA IN MUSCAT

No:
Type of Fee
Amout of Fee in Oman Rials
1
Single Entry Visa
20
2
Multiple Entry Visa
400
3
Double Entry Visa
200
4
New Passport
20
5
Replacement of Lost Passport
40
6
Emergency Travel Document (ETD)
10
7
Renunciation of Tanzanian Citizenship
30
8
No Objection Letter
10
9
Attestation of Documents
10 per document


All fees are subject to change at any time and once fees are paid are not refundable.