How do I extend my visa in Tanzania?

All types of Tanzania e-visas, except for a business e visa, can be extended. Applicants who wish to stay longer in the country can apply for a visa extension at the Immigration headquarters located in Dar es Salaam. A Tanzania visa can be extended for three months at a time, up to six months. Applicants are strongly advised to apply for a visa extension at least two weeks before their current visa expires to avoid any complications or penalties.

The following are the steps you need to follow to extend your visa in Tanzania:

  • Gather the required documents: You will need to gather the necessary documents, which may include your passport, current visa, and a copy of your flight itinerary.

  • Complete the visa extension application form: You will need to fill out a visa extension application form. This form can be obtained from the Tanzania Immigration Services office.

  • Pay the visa extension fee: You will need to pay the visa extension fee. The fee amount may vary depending on the type of visa you have and the length of the extension you are applying for.

  • Submit your application: Once you have completed the application form and paid the visa extension fee, you can submit your application at the Tanzania Immigration Services office.

Following the submission of your application, you will be required to await approval. The duration for processing may differ, but typically, it takes a few days. The Tanzania Immigration main office is situated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, specifically on Loliondo Street in Kurasini.