CLASSIC NEWS

Step by step on how Passport application in Tanzania is done 2024

Step by step on how Passport application in Tanzania is done 2024

 

Passport is the kind of Document which
is provided by the government to the Citizens so that they can be able to
travel to various countries in the word maybe for business, studying whatever.
Tanzania offers this document to the citizens who apply for it after fit
certain requirements and pay application fees.

Are you looking on how you can apply
for the travelling passport ,you are in right page , on this article we will
give you the requirements, conditions needed before apply for the passport.

There are three types of passport that
Tanzania government provide to the applicants after submitting travel documents
requirements and passport requirements which Comply with Tanzania passports and
other Travel documents Cap 42 of 2002 and its Regulations.

Most Questions asked

Are
passport offices open on Saturday?

Passport services are not available on
weekends or on Tanzanian

Are
passport photos black and white?

 Passport size picture of the applicants supposed
to have light blue Background

Can
passport be renewed online?

It’s recommended to visit Immigration
Department Office for Serious issues like that and it’s better to visit Tanzania
Immigration Department Website or Contact your nearest Immigration Office if
you want to renew your Passport.

Can
passport be renewed before expirer?

It is possible to renew your passport
at almost any time within its validity period. However, it is only recommended
to do so more than 9 months to 1 year ahead of its expiry for a legitimate
reason. You may need to renew your passport for reasons such as the following:
Your passport has been lost or stolen

What
passport is the strongest?

Ordinary passport and Service passport
are better to have; hence you are advice to have one among of this or both.

Why
passport is needed

In fact Passport is needed for travel
routes outside the Country legally

Types
of Passport

In Tanzania there are three types of
Passport which are provided to the people who apply for it [applicants]

Ordinary
passport
: this kind of passport can be offered to citizen
of the United Republic of Tanzania for the aim of travelling outside the
Country legally, this type of passport have a life time of ten years

Service
passport
: is the kind of passport which is offered to the
citizen and is actual involving overseas route only. Always this type of
passport is offered to any citizen of the united republic of Tanzania for th
purpose of travelling overseas on official duties.

Diplomatic
Passport
: indeed this is the kind of passport which is
offered to the government officials and Diplomats for official purposes

Requirements
and Conditions needed before applying for the passport.

Requirement
for obtaining Ordinary Passport

Before applying for an Ordinary
Passport in Tanzania you must comply with regulations and the all requirements
Conditions needed hence in order for someone to apply he/she must be Tanzanian
and have the following Documents:

Ø Applicants
Birth Certificates or an Affidavit of Birth

Ø Birth
Certificates or Affidavit of Birth of a parent or Certificate of
naturalization:

Ø National
ID card from NIDA

Ø Proof
of applications activities or justification of a trip

Ø One
(1) passport size photo

Requirement
for obtaining Services Passport

Before applying for a Services
passport in Tanzania, First you must be Tanzanian you must meet the conditions
requirement needed as explained below

Ø Applications
Birth Certificate or an Affidavit of birth

Ø Birth
Certificates or Affidavit of birth of a parent or Certification of Naturalization:

Ø National
Identity Card issued by NIDA

Ø Proof
of Applicant’s activities or Justification of trip

Ø One
passport size Photo

Ø An
introduction letter from UTUMISHI KUU

Requirements
of Obtaining Diplomatic Passport

For someone to have Diplomatic
Passport in Tanzania must meet eligibility Criteria and to be eligible for a passport,
you must be a Tanzanian Diplomats and have the following Documents:

Ø Applicant’s
Birth Certificates or an Affidavit of birth

Ø Birth
Certificates or Affidavit of Birth of parent or Certificates of Naturalization:

Ø National
Identity Card Issued by NIDA

Ø Proof
of Applicant’s activities or Justification of trip

Ø One
[1] passport size Photo

Ø An
introduction letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African
Cooperation

Step
by Step on How to Apply for a Passport in Tanzania

Geneva Convection travel Document and
Certificates of Identity cannot be applied online but all the remaining others
type of Passports including Emergence Travel Documents may be applied online
through the following link provided below:

APPLY FOR PASSPORT HERE

APPLY FOR EMERGENCE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS HERE

Soon after finishing filling the form
online and making payment, Applicant is required to print and submit the form
along with the requirements Documents or Attachments to the nearest Regional
Immigration Office, Immigration Headquarters, Immigration Head office in Zanzibar
as the case may be or at the relevant Tanzania Embassy  but if the Applicants is Outside the Country.

Unfortunately if it happens that the
Applicant is Below the Age of 18 years, the Parent’s or Legal Guardian must accompany
the applicant and submit a written Consent Regarding the Applicant and Submit a
Written Consent Regarding the Applicants Trip outside the Country.

How
long will it take to have a Passport after Application

In approximated time for a passport in
to be processed in Tanzania needs about two [2] weeks to Eight [8] weeks, Depending
on number of applications received and the workload of the Immigration Office.

 

Fees to be paid while
apply for Passport in Tanzania [Passport Fees]

TYPE: ORDINARY
ELECTRONIC PASSPORT

FEE TANZANIA:
130000

FEE EMBASSY [USD]:75

 

TYPE: SERVICE
ELECTRONIC PASSPORT

FEE TANZANIA: 130000

FEE EMBASSY [USD]:  75

 

TYPE:
DIPLOMATIC ELECTRONIC PASSPORT

FEE TANZANIA:
20000

FEE EMBASSY [USD]: 75

 

TYPE: EMERGENCY
TRAVEL DOCUMENT

FEE TANZANIA: 10000

FEE EMBASSY [USD]: 20

 

TYPE: CERTIFICATION
OF IDENTITY
     

FEE TANZANIA:
10000

FEE EMBASSY [USD]:

 

TYPE: GENERAL
CONVENTION TRAVEL DOCUMENT
          

FEE TANZANIA:
20000

FEE EMBASSY [USD]:

 

What
if it happens that you lost your passport | what are the requirements for
replacement of a stolen or Lost Passport in Tanzania

Where a passport is lost, stolen or severely
Damaged, Application for replacement shall be accompanied by the following:

Ø Copy
of Advertisement Published in a newspaper

Ø A
letter detailing the Circumstances For the loss, stolen or burnt of the
Passport, and you should note that the letter should be addressed to the Commissioner
General of Immigration, PO.BOX 512, Dar es salaam

Ø Sworn
Declaration of the Circumstances Surrounding the Loss, Theft or Damage of
Passport

Ø An
Application birth Certificates or An Affidavit of Birth:

Ø The
birth Certificates of the father or mother of the Applicant or Certificate of
naturalization:

Ø Evidence
of the applicant’s trip:

Ø One
passport size picture of the applicants with light blue Background

Mode
of Payment when Appling for a Passport in Tanzania

Applicants of Passport who fill and
submit their applications from within the country are required to make their
payments in two segments [20,000 as application form fee] and [130000 as
Passport fee], the Passport fee is payable while the applicant Submits their
application.

 What is
the Mode of Payment for Passport through Embassies?

Consciously Applicants of Passport
through Embassies are required to fill applications form online, and pay 90 USD
in full which covers both Application fee [USD 15] and Passport fee [75USD].
Therefore, after Completing to fill the form Online, applicant will be given a
control number of 90USD [for normal Applications] and 265 USD for those who
lost their passports and apply as a lost case applicant. Therefore, applicants
are strongly advised to make sure that they have Sufficient Documents and apply
for correct type of Passport before making payment.

Who
is eligible to apply for a Tanzania Passport

Tanzanian Citizens are eligible to
apply for a Tanzania passport. This includes individuals who were born in
Tanzania or have acquired Tanzanian Citizenship through marriage or other means
recognized by Tanzanian law.

If you have any doubt please kindly
visit Tanzania Immigration Department Website or Contact you’re nearest Immigration
Office.

         Recommended to read these Posts too could
be more important and useful

                

About the author

Admin

Leave a Comment