Every foreign student is required by the Government of Tanzania to obtain a Student Visa/Permit Class “C”. DICA will assist students in obtaining Students Permits at the beginning of the academic year/semester.
Online Visa Application
Foreign Students can now apply for Visa Online by visiting Immigration service portal: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. You are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit your application online. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed.
Applicants are notified through their e-mails whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. You may also TRACK your application status through the online system. An applicant may as well be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consular Office for interviews.
General Requirements for Students Visa:
• Valid Passport copy
• Scanned Passport size photo
• Admission letter
• Evidence of sponsorship/scholarship
• An introductory letter from UDSM (Can be obtained through DICA. To inquire email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Dully filled-in Visa online application form
• Visa fee (250 USD)
Note: Students from the EAC Member States are issued with Exemption Certificate. No fee is paid for the Exemption Certificate.