Tanzania Visa

Old Mar 19th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Tanzania Visa

Hey everyone,
Just a quick question.

I recvieved my passport back from the Tanzania consulate and all it had in it was a stamped Visa. Im not sure what I was expecting but it that all it is
Thanks
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 10:28 AM
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Yes-that is your visa--if you look at it you will see that it says it is valid for a period of time.
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Thanks for the quick responce
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:03 AM
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hi deeppowder:
I also meant to say I had exactly the same reaction you had--we got ours at the embassy and when she gave us our passports, the only piece of paper was a recipt and I asked if there was some other paper we needed. She explained the stamp in the passport was the visa.
I am curious --how long does it say yours is valid--ours said 6 months.
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:07 AM
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Mine says 6 months
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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That is interesting because I think that the web site refers to a 3 month visa.

If someone sees this who got a visa on arrival--was it good for 3 months or 6?
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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bat, mine says three months and we got it at the border. I believe it's 3 months in-country but the visa is valid for 6 months after you've gotten it (if you've gotten it ahead of time)--still, you can only spend 3 months there. So if you were staying for three months but wanted to get your visa in your home country, you wouldn't want to get it more than 6 months in advance.

I'm being horribly unclear today (cleaning solvents?), but do you understand what I mean?
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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I think so--cleaning solvents eh?

It seems that folks who might want to get the visa ahead of time--say at the embassy-have a larger window of time to get it than I originally thought--I believed that we had to get the visa within 3 months of our return from TZ date. Of course, I would recommend double checking to make sure they don't change it.

BTW, when do you leave and return in June?
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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I just checked there website. If you go to forms and regulations it says 6month single entry visa and 3 month multible enty
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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thanks for checking deeppowder.
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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deeppowder,
That's interesting; then they must automatically give you the multiple entry visa at the border (unless I checked the wrong box last time!). But none of this matters, because you have your visa and you're ready to roll. When do you head out???

bat, cleaning sovents: I like to take lots of breaks, internet, back yard with yet another cup of coffee, etc., when I'm "cleaning" my house. We don't leave until June 15th. Maybe you'll have posted your photos by then?
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:58 AM
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leely:
When do you return?
Re Photos--I'll just refer everyone to Rocco's since our itineraries overlapped so much
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bat,
We return June 29th. Just two short weeks, including travel.
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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I'll be in SF late June and I was going to suggest getting together for a drink but I am pretty sure I will miss you.
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Following a post of Bat's a while back, I got our visas at the TZ embassy in Washington. We were in town chaperoning high school civics classes, and I took a taxi to the embassy, walked in with the correct papers (thanks, bat)and walked out with our visas in less than a half hour. The visas are simply stamped in our passports. The folks at the embassy were so nice, I can hardly wait to get to TZ. (I tried the same drop-in at the Kenyan embassy and it was the opposite: surly, contemptuous, and I still don't have visas.)
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Old Mar 20th, 2006, 04:36 AM
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Hi V-town:
Half an hour-- I think that is a record!
I felt the same way--enhanced anticipation of the trip.
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Does anyone know if a Canadian is able to get a Visa for Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Airport or just in the airport at Dar Es Salaam? Thanks.
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At any legal point of entry of which JRO is the major one.

Just have application (download from Tanzania govt site) completed and present with USD$50 and the Canadian passport. No photos are required.
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Thanks Sandi! Our TA was concerned about us not getting one here because we arrive at 8:30PM and are being picked up by the tour operator right away. However, I hear that it is a relatively quick process and that there is someone to complete the VISA in the evening.
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As long as flights are still arriving, the Visa and Immigration windows are open.

Getting visas can take 5/min or 20/min, but you still have to wait for your luggage. The meet/greet person will wait for you... don't worry.
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