An Ordinary Visa is issued for the purpose to enter Tanzania for tourist, holiday, family visits or any other activity legally recognized by the law (e.g, Health/treatment or Court hearing). It is issued at any Tanzania Mission abroad or at any official entry point into Tanzania border.
Requirements are similar to ordinary visa, however, a letter of invitation from the contact Institution in Tanzania should be attached to the application. If the student will be doing research a Research Permit is required. It is also advised to have a letter of introduction from host institution if a student will be conducting interviews and taking pictures.
Business visa is issued to persons for the purpose of temporarily conducting business, feasibility studies, trade, meeting, professional or temporary assignment. The Embassy requires a letter of invitation from their business contact in Tanzania or a cover letter from established company/organization/institution they are working for to introduce the applicant and nature of the trip. This should be sent in along with the application. This type of visa is valid for 90 days and can not be extended while in Tanzania.
Entry to Tanzania for purposes of employment, long-term studies, voluntary work or any other not related to above types of visa, a Resident and Work Permit is required.
Diplomatic passport holders and Laissez-passer holders of the UN, SADC, AU and other International Organizations recognized by the United Republic of Tanzania will be granted gratis visa if they are travelling on official duties (must show evidence). When travelling on unofficial capacity, they are subject to pay prescribed fees when using Lassez-passer or their National passports. It is issued at any Tanzania Mission abroad or at any official entry point into Tanzania boarder.