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Learn More: Volunteer eVisa

TANZANIA IS OPEN: Tanzania re-opened for tourism in May 2020.

In November 2018, Tanzania introduced the e-Visa system to allow citizens from certain nationalities to apply online for a Tanzania Visa, single or multiple entries, for purposes such as tourism, business, volunteering and studying. The Immigration Office of Tanzania is very strict about their application process, asking applicants to be very careful about filling out their forms and selecting the correct type of visa according to the purpose of their trip. Many people travel to Tanzania every year to work as volunteers in different NGOs. However, they often find many setbacks when it comes to applying for the appropriate type of visa they need for such matter and filling out the visa application form correctly .

iVisa doesn’t want you to worry about any of this, in fact, we will save you the stress of dealing with the application process by letting us handle it for you. If you are travelling to Tanzania with the purpose of volunteering, all you have to do is start your application, provide us with information about the organization you will be working with and briefly describe what your job as a volunteer will be. In 10 Business Days or less you will have your Volunteer e-Visa sent to your email and you will be ready to start your volunteering experience in Tanzania.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport scan
  • Return Ticket
  • Invitation Letter
  • NGO’s Registration Certificates
  • Document Upload Missing (if applicable)

Important Instructions

  • Travelers must have a passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival and have 1 page available for the VISA stamp.

  • The Volunteer e-Visa allows applicants a Single Entry in Tanzania that should not exceed 90 days after arrival

  • In order to obtain a Tanzania Volunteer e-Visa, applicants must have a volunteering contract between them and the organization they will be volunteering for as well as proof of the volunteering activities of that same organization and an invitation letter that confirms the purpose of the travel.

  • Travelers can extend their visa for up to 90 days in any immigration office after arrival in Tanzania.

  • The Tanzania Volunteer e-Visa is only available to travelers whose point of entry into Tanzania is one of the following: Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA), Namanga border, or Tunduma border.

  • Possession of a Visa for the United Republic of Tanzania does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he considers that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in the United Republic of Tanzania would be contrary to national interests or security.


If this happens, please contact our customer service team. Our visa experts are available 24/7 and will gladly help resolve the problem with your Tanzania Volunteer eVisa application.

Our iVisa experts review all applications and documentation to help you avoid rejections. If government officials find any errors and reject your application, iVisa will refund the iVisa processing fee.

Note: Government fees will not be refunded.

You can reapply for a Tanzania Volunteer eVisa if your application is canceled or rejected.

No, however, travelers planning to transit through Tanzania on their way to other countries will require a Transit Visa. Those going through Tanzania to Zanzibar do not require a transit visa, as Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Actually, it is advised to wait until you receive your visa approval via email to start your trip.
Yes. Though you will make many friends while volunteering, doing so with a friend from the start is always a lot of fun, and we support joint volunteer applications. Our iVisa Plus subscription service makes it even easier to do joint applications.

If you are experiencing issues making the payment with your credit card, please check the following:

  • Your bank card’s limit

  • The card's expiration date

  • If the card is activated for online payments

  • That all information you entered is correct

If you have checked all of the above and are still experiencing issues with your card, you will need to contact your bank. It may be an issue with the 3D verification feature or another security feature from your bank.

At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.

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