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Visa for Tanzania

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Visa for Tanzania

My husband and I are heading to Tanzania in February to climb Kilamanjaro. Can anyone make a recommendation if it is better to apply for the Visa ahead of time or when we are at the airport? Any insight to this process woud be very much appreciated.

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Most will tell you to get it on arrival, presumably at Kilimanjaro airport (JRO). No worries that way about losing your passport in the mail and having to be bothered with photos. No photos are necessary getting it on arrival. Just bring your visa fee in newer bills (2006 and up) that are in good condition. You can find the visa application online, print it out and complete it ahead of time, having it ready for the visa personnel.

Edited: 11 December 2012, 17:29
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We arrived JRO 3 weeks ago with KLM flight. The cabin attendants distributed visa application forms onboard during flight ,we filled in, going through immigration was a breeze -less than 10 mins. No photos, just handed over $50 (I believe $100 for you). Could not be easier

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I think this is the most commonly-asked question on here, so there are lots of posts you can read to see what experiences other visitors had.

I've obtained a visa on arrival, and another time, bought one in advance.

Both have their merits, but I think the risk of sending off a passport outweighs any convenience you might get from having the visa in advance.

Normally, there are two queues (lines) - one for people with visas, and one for those obtaining them at the airport.

Immigration staff are sometimes shuffled around to deal with the longer queue. So, it shouldn't make much difference what category you are in.

Then you wait for an hour for your luggage :-)....

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Perhaps a stupid question but do we pay for our visas with US dollars?

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The application states USD, so it's USD... easy!

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