New visa process in Tanzania

Visa Process
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With immediate effect, Kilimanjaro Airport has changed the process of issuing visas on arrival.

Travellers arriving in Kilimanjaro without a visa now need to complete the following process:

  •    Queue for a Government Control Number
  •    Queue to pay for this at the bank
  •    Queue for Immigration to check and issue the visa

According to ATTA, it is strongly recommended that those that still have time before they travel apply for their Tanzania visa online at The online process asks for more information than a visa on arrival, and are issued within 2 – 3 weeks but can be less.

The changes at Kilimanjaro has meant that the visa on arrival process can take in excess of two hours, and we’d really prefer that your guests did not have to go through that. We’ve been reassured that measures are being put in place to make this quicker, but until that happens we feel that the above recommendation is our best bet.

The industry is working with the Immigration Dept to try to minimise the impact of this change and regrets that we were not given any prior warning.

This is the latest news we have from Tanzania, should anything change Atta will update the membership as soon as possible.