Nigeria is now added to the list of countries not eligible for Visa on Arrival (VOA) to Tanzania.
Nigerians, (& a host of other countries actually) are no longer eligible for Visa on arrival in Tanzania. You won't find this info anywhere at the moment (even airlines don't know, cos it started 2 days ago), but best believe ur bum will be deported if you show up without a Visa.
— SuperSanusi (@supersanusi) October 9, 2018
Just about 2 days ago, the Tanzanian government stopped issuing Visa on arrival to Nigerians and few other countries.
I just spoke to the immigration authorities in Tanzania and confirmed that the visa on arrival policy no longer applies to Nigerians and a bunch of others (Mali, Niger, Yemen, Somalia, etc). Now, we have to apply in advance at the embassy of have a Tanzanian apply on our behalf.
— Funmi Oyatogun (@funmioyatogun) October 9, 2018
As luck will have it, there are two other ways you can get a visa to Tanzania from Nigeria;
The first way is going to the Tanzanian Embassy in Abuja to apply. The Embassy office is located at 21, Yedseram Street Opposite ALGON Building P.M.B 5125 Wuse Abuja
Telephone number: (+234) 92914801/3/4
Email address: email@example.com
The other way is to have a host get it for you. The host could be a resident or registered tour agent in Tanzania (please ensure the host is registered with the immigration and also has license to carry out the process) get it for you.
Luck was on our side as we recently got back from Tanzania a day before the Tanzanian government made the change to visa on arrival for Nigerians and few other countries. Upon getting the news of non issuance of VOA to Nigerian tourists, we contacted our host, African Escapes, and they provided us with some requirements to help Nigerians get a visa to Tanzania. The requirements are
- photocopy of your passport page
- Scanned passport sized photo
- Hotel booking
- Flight reservation
- Payment for visa fee.
However, tourists are required to book either their accommodation, tours or transfer through the Tanzanian host.
Once the host confirms visa payment, the visa fee will be paid in Tanzania and if your visa is approved, you will get an email notification. The original copy of your visa will be sent to the airport you will be landing while the soft copy of the visa will also be sent to you so you can present at the point of entry.
P.S: the process takes at least 2 weeks.
For further enquiry, you can contact us on WhatsApp: 08168395792 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org