An Overview – Tanzania Visa USA Requirements
Citizens of the United States require a visa to enter Tanzania. If you are applying for a Tanzania visa USA (tourist visa from the U.S.), you can get it from either of two visa processing centres in the U.S., or upon arrival in Tanzania :
Tanzania Embassy Washington DC
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania
Address: 1232 22nd St. NW, Washington D.C 20037
Main Tel: (202) 939-6125
Visa Info: (202) 884-1085
Visa Processing Tel: (202) 884-1092
Emergency: (301) 879-8104
Fax: (202) 797-7408
Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations
Address: 307 East 53 street 4th, floor., New York, NY, 10022.
Tel: (212) 697-3612, ext. #4
Fax: (212) 697-3618
Visa processing hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm for submitting applications, and 2:00pm to 5:00pm for picking up visas, with the exception of American and Tanzanian national holidays. No appointment necessary. Allow a minimum of five (5) working days for regular processing.
Tanzania Online Visas for U.S. Citizens
You can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed.
Applicants will be notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also TRACK their application statuses through the online system.
You are encouraged to apply for an online visa as it should speed up your arrivals process. Visa requirements and costs for travellers to Tanzania have remained the same, and depend on the nationality of the passport holder.
Please read our Tanzania Online Visa guide for more information: How to apply for a Tanzania Online Visa
Tanzania Visa on Arrival from USA
Tanzania visa on arrival facilities are available for US citizens.
Fees for applying for a Tanzania visa
Fee for U.S. passport holders: USD 100
Fee for non-US passport holder: USD 50
Payments may be made either by money order, cashier’s check, company/organization checks, personal checks (accompanied by copy of valid driver’s license or with driver’s license number written on the check), or credit card (all types accepted except for American Express). All checks and money orders should be made Payable to the Embassy of Tanzania, Washington, D.C. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, download the form for credit card payment here. Cash will not be accepted.
Please note that the visa application fee is non-refundable.
Please verify the latest charges on the Tanzanian Embassy website.
Documents required for a Tanzania Visa
- A completed visa application form, signed by applicant
- The actual passport, valid for at least six (6) months
- Two (2) passport-sized, colour photographs, recently taken
- Flight itinerary, ticket, or tour operator package receipt
- For minors (under age 18) traveling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian,
- a notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel
- a copy of the minor’s ID
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination (if applicable)
- Payment of the prescribed application fee
- A prepaid, self-addressed envelope to facilitate return of passport by the most secure mail
- Be sure you are able to track it.
- FedEx and UPS are accepted.
Tanzania Visa for US Citizens application form
The Tanzanian visa application form for holiday visitors is available here: Tanzanian Visa Application Form for Americans
Please verify that you have the latest forms from the Tanzanian Embassy website.
Is Tanzania safe for Americans?
Most safari locations in Tanzania (and most of Africa) are very remote, and thus away from any conflict zones. However we recommend you review the Tanzania travel warnings and the US State Department travel advisory for Tanzania which is available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/tanzania.html
Tanzania visa for Indian Citizens
Indian citizens require a visa for entering Tanzania. Learn more here https://www.chaloafrica.com/diary/tanzania-visa-for-indian-citizens-india/
More about Tanzania Safari Tours, Yellow Fever Vaccination & More
While this post is about visa to travel to Tanzania, we have a more comprehensive post on African safaris and tours to Tanzania. To learn more about Tanzania safari tours and yellow requirements, visit our Tanzania Safari Holiday Guide page.
Tanzania Visa for US Citizens – A Note
The above information on Tanzania Visa for US Citizens is the best to our knowledge. We recommend you verify it with the Tanzanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. if confused.