Visas for Tanzania

Aug 8th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Visas for Tanzania

Hi all,
My girlfriend and I are off to Arusha in 6 days to do some volunteer work for a month, the hostel we are staying at said they needed to apply for our visas in Tanzania, so we sent copies of our passports etc, to her. They still havent come through as yet and we are getting anxious, should we go to melbourne and get visas here before we leave or can we get them in Tanzania when we get there, if they havent come through before we leave? any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you in advance Donna Australia
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Aug 8th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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You can get the visa in Tanzania.

I never flew direclty to Tanzani ,but rather to Nairobi the visa right there at the aiport.

Then when I had to cross the border from Kenya to Tanzania, I got the visa right there at the border was all simple and straight forward.
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Aug 9th, 2010, 04:58 AM
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Visa for Tanzania is available for purchase on arrival. If you don't have your passports w/Visa returned by the time you depart, find out from your peeps in Tanzania whether they'll be meeting you at airport... at Immigration with them containing said Visa.

If not and without your Passports you won't be able to purchase Visa on arrival nor proceed thru Immigration.
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Aug 9th, 2010, 06:24 AM
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I'm not sure why the hostel you're staying at would require copies of your passports, but it sounds as though it was copies only, so you'll have the originals when purchasing Visas upon arrival in Tz.
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Aug 9th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Sometimes lodges and camps ask for copies of passports but certainly not for visa requirements....some with the payment, some for flying doctors....

You can relax as you get those on arrival. No fuss at all. Normal procedure. You don't even need a photograph. Just fill in the form and VOÎLA - done!

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Aug 9th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Thankyou all for your replies, it is greatly appreciated, you have put my mind at rest
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