Tanzania Visa Processing in Nigeria: Require and How to

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If you want to know Tanzania Visa processing in Nigeria and how to go about it, then keep reading this post. We have outlined the requirements to get a Tanzanian Visa in Nigeria and the steps to take.

About Tanzania

Tanzania is known officially as the United Republic of Tanzania which is an Eastern African Country. It is within the African great lakes region and border Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; the Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania. (Source: Wikipedia)



This country is also parked with tourist attractions such as the Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti national parks, Zanzibar beaches, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and 11 other places you can go to for fun. So whatever your travel reasons may be, there is always a place for you in this east African country for fun, leisure, and relaxation.

tanzania beach side

As a Nigerian that wishes to visit or immigrate to Tanzania, there are Visas available and does not require much stress to get. Nigerians are highly welcomed in all African countries and also well respected. Communication is not an issue as the official language in Tanzania is Swahili and English. And the currency is Tanzania Shillings.

Exchange Rate of Nigerian Naira to Tanzanian Shillings

1 Naira = 6 Tanzanian Shillings (2020)

Tanzania Visa Processing in Nigeria and Requirements

Here we will outline the Visa processing steps and the Visa requirements to successfully secure the Tanzanian Visa in Nigeria. Follow the Tanzania Visa requirements for Nigerian Passport holders below;

Tanzania Visa Requirements for Nigerian Passport holders

So you are in Nigeria and a Nigerian that wants to visit or immigrate to Tanzania, then these documents should be brought to the Visa Application center;

  • Nigerian International passport
  • A well-filled Tanzanian visa application form
  • 2 recent passport-sized photos
  • Tanzanian Visa application fees
  • An Invitation letter (Tanzania Visitor visa applicants)
  • An Introduction letter from the applicant’s employer (Tanzania Working visa applicants)
  • Itineraries and Hotel reservation (Tanzania Visitor visa applicants)
  • Proof of Yellow fever vaccination
  • Marriage certificate if married
  • Children birth certificate (if any)
  • Bank statement for the last 6-Months
  • Proof of ownership
  • Family pictures
  • Tax clearance

These documents are dependent on the Visa types the applicants have applied for. The ones in brackets have signified the Visa type that requires the document

Tanzania Visa Types available to all Seekers

1. Tanzanian Business Visa

This visa type is for those who wish to attend a business meeting, any other form of the official meeting, conference, seminars, etc. This is also applied to entrepreneurs or investors who wish to stat up a business in Tanzania. A business letter must be submitted to the Tanzanian embassy during application

2. Tanzanian Tourist Visa (Holiday Visa)

This is issued to those who are traveling to Tanzania for the following purposes such as tourism, vacation, Holiday, visiting Friends, and Family. The Visa applicant must provide a round trip ticket confirming date to entering and exiting.

3. Tanzanian Transit Visa

The Tanzanian transit visa, issued to persons traveling through Tanzania for no longer than 3 days. It is also issued to persons who are traveling to join a ship as a member of the crew.
The applicant for this visa should have an onward ticket, money that would suffice the travel expenses, and an entry visa into the third country.

4. Tanzanian Working Visa

There are 2 types of working Visa for Tanzania which is the Temporary work Visa and Permanent work Visa. This Visa is issued to those who wish to work in Tanzania.

5. Referred Visa

Nigeria and some other African countries need this type of Visa before entering Tanzania. The referred Visa is the type that needs special clearance from the Director of immigration in Das es Salaam before entering Tanzania

Tanzania High Commission Nigeria, Abuja

Address: No 21, Yedseram Street, Close to IGP Residence. Maitama, Abuja.
Email: tanabuja@lycos.com.

Embassy of Tanzania, Lagos

Address: No 8, Agoro Odiyan Street. Victoria Island, Lagos.
Telephone: +2341613604
Fax: +2341610016, +2341618908

Frequently Asked Visa Questions?

This below, are the frequents Asked question regarding Tanzania Visa. Please go through them for more clarity

How to get the  Tanzanian Visa Application Form?

You can get the Application form Online and download it from the Tanzania Visa website.

When to Schedule a Tanzanian Visa Appointment?

The great thing about this is that you do not need to book for an appointment for the Visa. Once you have filed the Visa properly, just submit it to the High Commission. You, the applicant can wait for few hours for the Visa to be processed.

How to pay for the Tanzanian Visa Processing Fees?

Cash payment can be made into the Tanzanian High commission Account with UBA Bank.

 Submitting the Tanzanian Visa Application

Once filled, take the Visa Application form and every other supporting document to the Commission office


How long for Tanzania Visa Processing Time in Nigeria

It takes a minimum of 5 working days to process normal visas and about 6 weeks to process Referred visas. Expedited services are available at an extra cost, and it takes at least 3 working days.

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