Getting a Tourist Visa

  • You can obtain a Tanzanian visa upon arrival at the airport or apply for one electronically.
  • Complete the online visa application form at or obtain a hard copy from the embassy/consulate in your country.
  • Gather the required documents, including a valid passport, passport-sized photos (any picture will do as long as it has your face cropped in tight) and a copy of your flight itinerary and the name and address of where you will be staying in Tanzania.
  • Pay the visa application fee $50 for non US citizens and $100 for US citizens.
  • Us Citizen: select “Multiple Entry Visa” when completing your application. This is the required option for US citizens wishing to enter Tanzania as tourists, then choose “Holiday and Leisure” as the purpose for travel.
  • Wait for the processing of your visa, which can take several days to a few weeks depending on the embassy/consulate's workload, apply at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
  • Once approved you will receive your visa via email, print and upload it onto your phone for easy access.
  • Double-check the visa details to ensure accuracy before your departure to Tanzania.