Tanzania Passport Online Application – www.immigration.go.tz

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Do you want to apply for a Tanzanian Passport Online? Then, you have come to the right place. In this article, we provide detailed information about the  Tanzania Passport Online Application. Please take your time to read the details below;

Tanzania Passport Online Application

The Tanzanian passport is issued to citizens of The United Republic of Tanzania for international travel. The Immigration Department is responsible for the issuance of Passports for the purpose of international travel.

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The Immigration Department falls under the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs (In Kiswahili: Wizara ya Mambo ya Ndani ya Nchi). This passport is issued only to the citizens of Tanzania. There are three types of Passports, which are Ordinary, Service and Diplomatic.

As of January 2018, Tanzania began issuing the new East African format ePassport, in line with the East African Community integration plans.

Features of the Tanzanian ePassport;

  • –Electronic chip holding the same information as the old model passport
  • –Enhanced Security features.
  • –Biometric identifier
  • –Digital photograph of the passport holder

The new ePassport is issued under different colors for Ordinary (navy blue), Diplomatic (red) and Service (green). The new ePassport has been made available to all Tanzanians seeking passports for international travel from January 2018. The old ordinary passport will be in use until January 2020 when it will be officially retired.

Tanzania Passport Online Application

With exclusion of Geneva Convention travel document and Certificate of Identity, all other types of passports including Emergence Travel Documents may be applied online through the following link: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/online/passport

After accomplishing to fill the form online and make payment, applicant is required to print and submit the form along with the required attachments to the nearest Regional immigration Office, Immigration Headquarters, Immigration Head Office in Zanzibar as the case may be or at the relevant Tanzanian Embassy If the applicant is outside the country.

General Requirements for Application of Passports 

 An application for a passport shall be accompanied by the following:

  1. A Birth Certificate or Affidavit of Birth or Certificate of Naturalization of the applicant (In case the applicant is a citizen by naturalization).
  2. A birth Certificate or Affidavit of Birth or Certificate of Naturalization of the applicant’s parent or parents’
  3. National Identity Card,
  4. Recent, clear 1 passport size photo (to be uploaded online)
  5. A fee of 150,000 for passport and 20,000 for Emergence Travel document.

In case the applicant is below the age of 18 years, the parent’s or legal guardian must accompany the applicant and submit a written consent regarding the applicants’ trip outside the country.

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