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Requirements to Obtain a Tanzanian Work Visa in Tanzania

What Are the Requirements to Obtain a Tanzanian Work Visa?

Visa requirements for foreigners who plan to travel to Tanzania include:

  • A completed visa application form
  • A passport that is valid for at least six months after the applicant’s intended date of entry
  • Five passport photos
  • Proof of vaccination against yellow fever
  • Evidence of sufficient financial means

To get a Class B work and residence permit, applicants will need to provide the following:

  • A signed employment contract
  • A valid passport
  • Passport photographs
  • A copy of the applicant’s CV
  • Copies of academic records and other qualifications for the job, including referrals from previous employers

How to Get a Work Visa in Tanzania: The Application Process

Foreign nationals who need a visa should begin the application process by finding the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in their country of residence. The embassy will be able to provide an accurate, updated list of the visa requirements. After confirming the list of documents needed to support the application, the employee should gather all required items and submit them to the embassy.

If the employee needs a Class B permit, it’s up to the employer to apply for it on their behalf before they can travel to Tanzania. The employee will need to send the necessary documents to the employer in support of the application. The employer will also have to prove the need for a foreign hire to the Ministry of Labor.

Once the relevant officials issue the work and residence permit, the employee can travel to Tanzania to start working.

Other Unique Considerations for Foreign Employees in Tanzania

Foreign employees can bring spouses and dependents to Tanzania with them on the basis of their residence permit. However, they’ll need to provide marriage and birth certificates along with the other supporting documents.