Transit Visa of Tanzania

A transit visa is a type of Tanzania visa required for certain individuals wishing to travel through a country, but not stay in that country for an extended period of time. A transit visa is necessary for travellers who must pass through a nation's borders. Without a transit visa, travellers are often refused entry or exit from the transit country.

For example, someone from Mexico wishing to travel to Canada on a flight that passes through the United States would need a Tanzania transit visa, even though the individual does not plan to stay in Tanzania for an extended period of time.

A transit visa is a type of visa that allows a person to travel through a country without staying. Transit visas are used by people wishing to travel through a country without an intent to remain, and they expire within 24-48 hours. It is important to note that a transit visa does not give the traveller the right to work or live in the country they are travelling through. Additionally, many countries require travellers to have valid transit visas before they can enter.

Tanzania is one such nation that requires travellers to obtain a transit visa in order to pass through its borders. According to the Tanzania Immigration Services, travellers must apply for a transit visa at least two weeks before their intended date of travel.

Although a transit visa may be extended for up to 14 days, the traveller must remain on the premises of the port of entry. A transit visa for Tanzania also requires proof of onward travel and sufficient funds for the duration of their stay.

Transiting in 12 hours

Transiting immigrants who will be gone for less than 12 hours won't need a transit visa. They must remain inside the designated transiting area. The duration of the stay in the transit region should not exceed 12 hours; if it does, the immigrants must issue a transit visa. A Tanzanian transit visa is also required if the immigrant has to leave the designated transit region. Before the 12-hour window closes, immigrants must depart Tanzania for their final destination in order to travel there without a visa. Without a visa, they will not be permitted to leave the transit zone. The immigrants will be given a free hotel package where they may use a hotel room, relax, eat, and transfer if 8 hours pass and the connecting aircraft is still not available. If the immigrant receives the complimentary lodging package, the transit visa will not be necessary.

Transiting in 24, 48 or 72 hours

A transit visa is necessary for immigrants who need to stay in Tanzania for more than 12 hours before continuing on to their final destination. The transiting travellers will use Julius Nyerere International Airport of Tanzania. They will temporarily be routed to particular hotels set aside for transiting travellers. They will proceed to their connecting planes at the time of their respective departure.

The following nationalities will require a transit visa from Tanzania

  • Albania
  • Colombia
  • Honduras
  • Morocco
  • San Marino
  • Algeria
  • Comoros
  • Hungary
  • Myanmar
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • American Samoa
  • Congo
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Andorra
  • Costa Rica
  • Indonesia
  • The Netherlands
  • Serbia
  • Angola Côte d'Ivoire
  • Iran
  • New Caledonia
  • Slovakia
  • Argentina
  • Croatia
  • Iraq
  • New Zealand
  • Slovenia
  • Armenia
  • Cuba
  • Ireland
  • Nicaragua
  • South Korea
  • Aruba
  • Curaçao
  • Israel
  • Nigeria
  • South Sudan
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Italia
  • Niue
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Bahrain
  • Ecuador
  • Jordan
  • Norway
  • Suriname
  • Belarus
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • El Salvador
  • Laos
  • Pakistan
  • Switzerland
  • Benin
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Palau
  • Syria
  • Bhutan
  • Fiji
  • Liberia
  • Panama
  • Taiwan
  • Bolivia
  • Finland
  • Libya
  • Paraguay
  • Thailand
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • France
  • Liechtenstein
  • Peru
  • Timor-Leste
  • Brazil
  • French Polynesia
  • Lithuania
  • The Philippines
  • Togo
  • Bulgaria
  • Gabon
  • Luxembourg
  • The Pitcairn Islands
  • Tunisia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • Burundi
  • Greece
  • Maldives
  • Portugal
  • Ukraine
  • Cambodia
  • Greenland
  • Marshall Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • Cameroon
  • Greenland
  • Martinique
  • Qatar
  • The United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Guam
  • Mexico Réunion Island
  • The United States of America
  • Cape Verde
  • Guatemala
  • Micronesia
  • Russia
  • Uruguay
  • Central African Republic
  • Guinea Monaco
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • The U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Chile
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mongolia
  • Saint Martin
  • Venezuela
  • China
  • Haiti
  • Montenegro
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

More Eligible Countries

If you belong to any of the nationalities mentioned above, you will require a transit visa to Tanzania while transiting. Immigrants of all ages require a transit visa. Only those who are traveling under their parent’s passport will not require the transit visa. If you are not from the nationalities mentioned above, you will not require a transit visa to travel through Tanzania.

Transiting period exceeding 72 hours

Within 72 hours of the immigrant's transition, they must provide a Tanzanian visa on arrival or a Tanzanian tourist visa if the connecting aircraft is still not available. The transit visa would then have expired. The visitor's 30-day stay inside Tanzanian borders is permitted under the tourist visa.

Following the issuance of the Tanzanian tourist visa or the visa for entry on arrival, the immigrant will be permitted to board a flight to the destination country. Only specific nations of immigrants are permitted to obtain a visa on arrival, which may be obtained at the International Airport in Tanzania.

Processing of Transit visa

Immigrants can apply for a transit visa upon arrival to be issued for Tanzania. The b>Tanzanian embassy or consulate

can also issue transit visas on behalf of the immigrants. There are transit visas available for 12, 24, 48, and 72 hours. It is advised that the immigrants submit the transit visa upon arrival at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam since the transit visa is only necessary for stays longer than 12 hours or to exit the allowed transit region. Through the online method, immigrants may also apply for transit visas. The following papers must be presented in order to get a transit visa.

Tanzanian Transit visa Form

The transit visa can be applied for through the online portal of the embassy of Tanzania. The visa is only available electronically and is a single-entry visa. The immigrant will be asked to fill up a form regarding the transit visa. The application will be asking for details of your travel and the following documents.

  • Airport transit visa application form: In the form, you will need to mention the following date. Please make sure that the information you provide matches the information with your passport and the visa of the destination country. Unmatched information will create an unwanted situation.

Your nationality: You will need to mention your nationality. If you have dual nationality, then you will have to choose the nationality you are using for the passport you are applying for the visa with.

Destination country: You will need to mention the country you are traveling to in the form.

Service Type: The form will ask for the service type of the visa.

Date of arrival:

You will need to write the probable date of your arrival in Tanzania for the transit visa. The date of your transiting through Tanzania is to be mentioned.

Date of leaving: The date of your departure from Tanzania after transiting is to be mentioned.

Duration of your stay while transitioning: Mention the period of your staying in Tanzania during transiting

Personal details: In this section, you are asked to give details of yourself. Your name, address, gender, marital status, age, religion and other personal detail will be asked here.

Email address: Write down your email address, Use the same one you used to issue your passport.

Passport number: The number of the passport you are using at the moment is to be mentioned here.

  • Passport with six-month validity and blank pages: For the approval of your transit visa, you will need your passport to have at least two blank pages and a validity duration of at least six months. The immigrant office will stamp the transit visa on the blank pages. You will need to use the passport you have chosen for the travel if you are an owner of dual nationalities.
  • Passport identification pictures: You will also need to attach your passport-sized photo. The photo must be recent and the same one used for your passport. You are to carry at least two copies of your passport photo. The details on how to take the passport photo have been mentioned in the content heading ‘passport photo taking procedures’ on the same page.
  • Travel health insurance: You are to present your travel health insurance to issue the transit visa. The insurance should be enough to cover your medical needs for the travel duration in your destination country.
  • Travel ticket to destination country: You must display your ticket for the flight to your destination country. This will provide proof of your transition. Visa for destination country: You will also need to show the visa that has been issued to you from your destination country.
  • Financial support evidence: You will require to show evidence of your sponsorship or your bank balance having an amount that will be able to prove that you have enough financial support for your travel to Tanzania and the destination country.
  • Payment method: You can pay for the Tanzanian transit visa through a bank transfer or a major card like a debit or credit card.

For stays longer than 12 hours or to exit the transition area's designated location, a transit visa is necessary. The aforementioned papers will be needed in order to grant a Tanzanian transit visa. Even if you don't intend to issue transit visas, you should always be ready for them. The necessary documentation must be with you at all times during the trip.

The transit visa fee of Tanzania:

  • Standard Processing : - The visa fee for a Tanzanian transit visa in standard processing time that requires 10 business days is $83.99.
  • Rush Processing : - The rush processing time which is 7 business days costs $120.99
  • Super Rush Processing :- However, the super rush processing time consuming only 5 business days will cost you $149.99

The transit visa fee might vary depending on the duration of your stay in Tanzania while transitioning. You are requested to contact the embassy for updated information.

Validity of Tanzanian Transit visa:

Since the Transit visa is supposed to be issued for only a short break while traveling to a different country, the validity of the visa is less too. A transit visa has a validity of a maximum of two weeks. It is different from a tourist visa or a business visa. You will not be allowed to leave the international travel zone while transiting through Tanzania. The only purpose of a Tanzanian transit visa is so that the travelers can easily pass through Tanzania to their destination country.

COVID -19 measures for Transit Visa:

If you are not vaccinated against Covid-19 fully (double dosage and the booster dose) you will be required to show a negative test result of a PCR test that has been conducted no more than 72 hours before traveling to Tanzania. However, if you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, you will only need to show the Covid-19 certificate along with your other travel documents. If the traveler is under 12 years, they will not need to show a Covid-19 vaccine certificate either.

You are requested to stay updated about the latest information on transit visas before traveling to Tanzania for transition.

Note : - The latest and updated news will be available on the official website of the Tanzanian embassy. The transit visa is issued for transiting to a different county only. The applicant can not use it to conduct a business activity or for sightseeing.



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