Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.
Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
Available. Certificates of birth can be obtained from the Register General of Births and Deaths, P.O. Box 9183, Dar es Salaam, for births since April 1921. Registration 5 years or more after birth involves a lengthy process, at times including hearings. A nonresident may find this process extremely difficult.
Available. (See Birth Certificate).
Available. Birth certificates are obtainable from the Registrar General of Births and Deaths, P.O. Box 260, Zanzibar.
Available. Death certificate are obtainable from the Registrar General of Births and Deaths, P.O. Box 260, Zanzibar.
Available. Marriage certificates can be obtained for all civil marriages and other marriages contracted after May 1971 (marriage not registered prior to 1971). Certificates are issued by the Registrar of Marriages, P.O. Box 9183, Dar es Salaam. For a marriage contracted under customary law prior to May 1971, the marriage certificate is obtainable from a church or religious institution. In cases where such a certificate is unavailable, the marriage can be registered with the Registrar of Marriages and a certificate obtained. Since it may not be possible for nonresidents to comply, an affidavit by two persons who witnessed the marriage may be accepted.
Available. Certified copies of divorce decrees can be obtained from the Registrar, High Court, P.O. Box 9004, Dar es Salaam. For divorces prior to May 1971 and which took place outside the Courts under customary procedures, divorce certificates may be available from churches or communal organizations. In the absence of such a certificate, an affidavit by two persons who witnessed the divorce may be considered. Divorce certificate also issued by the Registrar of Marriages, P.O. Box 9183, Dar es Salaam.
Available. Certificates of marriage can be obtained, from the Registrar General of Births and Deaths, P.O. Box 260, Zanzibar. However, since many Zanzibar Asians are registered only with their own religious community, the marriage certificate of the particular community is considered valid for legal purposes.
Available. Divorce certificates are issued by the Registrar General of Births and Deaths, P.O. Box 260, Zanzibar.
Available. Certificate of Adoption can be obtained from the Registrar of Births and Deaths, P.O. Box 9183, Dar es Salaam.
Available. Certificates of identity are obtainable from the Principal Immigration Officer, P.O. Box 512, Dar es Salaam. This document is issued only to persons who are unable to obtain a passport.
Available. To obtain a certificate of good conduct for mainland Tanzania, applicants residing outside of Tanzania must send a complete set of fingerprints, together with a written request to the following address:
Ministry of Home Affairs
Criminal Investigations Department
P.O. Box 9094
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Submitted fingerprints should be taken by a local police official in the requestor's place of residence, and should bear an official stamp or seal. The official should verify the identity of the individual being fingerprinted with a passport or identification card, noting the details of the identifying document. The fee is U.S. $25.00 for a foreign national, or 2,000 Tanzanian shillings for a citizen of Tanzania.
Results are generally available within two weeks of application.
Police records for Zanzibar are separately maintained and must be requested from the following address:
Officer in Charge
Identification Bureau, Fingerprint Section
Fees and application requirements are identical to those for Mainland Tanzania, above.
Available. A certified copy of a court record can be obtained from the court of primary jurisdiction. Prison records may be obtained from Mkuu Wa Gereza La Ukonga, P.O. Box 9091, Dar es Salaam, giving name, dates of imprisonment and name of jail.
Travel Document issued by the Tanzanian Passport Office meets the requirements of INA 101(a)(30). The travel document has a hard dark green cover with two black diagonal lines across the upper left corner, is printed in both Swahili and English, and contains 36 pages. It is valid for two years and may be extended. It is issued solely to provide a travel document and does not affect the holder's nationality.
All visa categories for all of Tanzania including Pemba and Zanzibar Islands.