The Tanzania Immigration Services Department Launched a New Online Visa Service on 26 November 2018. A prospective visitor to The United Republic of Tanzania can now easily apply, make a payment, and receive his/her Visa Grant Notice online.

To access these services, an applicant is required to visit The Tanzania Immigration Service Department’s website and click an “e-services” button; select “Online-Visa Application”; and fill in the Visa Application Form.

Then, the applicant will submit his/her “relevant scanned document attachments” online after which he/she will receive an email message containing a User Identification Number that he/she can use to track the status of his/her visa application online.

Thereafter, an applicant will be required to make payment of his/her visa application fee either by Visa Card, Master Card, Maestro, American Express, or Wire/Swift Transfer (i.e. depositing money directly into the Tanzania Immigration Service Department Bank Account at the Bank Counter). After payment of the respective fee, an applicant will receive a notification that the payment has been received.

Finally, an applicant will receive a “Visa Grant Notice” through his/her email and begin his/her trip to The United Republic of Tanzania.

CAUTION: Applicants are reminded to make their applications through the Official Tanzania Immigration Services Website ( ONLY and not through other links