RESIDENCE PERMITS

 Applicants are institutions/companies/ employers registered in Tanzania except for retired person.

Applications for Residence Permits Class ‘B’ and ‘C’ should obtain their Residence Permit prior to coming into the country, except for Residence Permit Class “A”. Applicants should obtain relevant Registration Certificate or license from relevant professional boards as the case may be.

-All applicants of Residence Permits should first obtain Work Permit from the Ministry of Labour, except those coming for other purposes such as studies, Research, attending court case and retired persons.

Residence Permit Class A may be granted to a person other than a prohibited Immigrant who intends to enter or remain in Tanzania and engage in trade, Business, Profession, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, prospecting of Minerals or manufacture.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'A'

  (i) Application forms (T.I.F.1) in duplicate duly filled in;

  (ii) Security Bond (T.I.F.12);

  (iii) Covering letter;

  (iv) Curriculum Vitae (CV);

  (v) A copy of National Passport (with validity of not less than a year);

  (vi) Certified copies of Academic Certificates (if any);

  (vii) Evidence of capital of the company. This includes:-

        (a) Bank Statement(s);

        (b) Balance Sheet;

        (c) A list of the company's assets with their value;

        (d) Proof of ownership of assets/properties

             e.g. Motor Vehicle Registration Cards, Title Deed/Certificate of Right of occupancy etc.

        (e) Proof of importation of company goods (if any) etc.

(viii)  Evidence of the Premises of the company. This may include:-

        (a) Lease Agreement – (if it is a leased premise) or

        (b) Title deed (if it is a company's property)

(ix) Memorandum and Articles of Association (for a limited company)

(x) Certificate of Incorporation, Compliance or Registration of the Company/Business as the case may be.

NOTE:

Applicants for Residence Permits Class A are advised to consult the Business Registration and Licensing Authority on how to register a Company or Business in United Republic of Tanzania.

(xi) Extract from Register for business not incorporated as a Limited Company

(xii)  Business Licenses (These may include special licenses issued to some businesses, e.g. Industrial License, Mining License, Casino License, Tourist Agent's License) etc.

(xiii) Registration Certificates from relevant Regulatory Authorities (other Businesses require authorization from Specific Regulatory Authorities)

(xiv)  Value Added Tax (VAT) Certificate (for Businesses entitled to pay this type of tax)

(xv)  Tax Payer's Identity Number (T.I.N.) Certificate;

(xvi)  Business License Tax Clearance Certificate;

(xvii)  Certificate of Incentive (in case the Business or project has been registered with the Tanzania Investment Centre - T.I.C. or Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority - ZIPA for Zanzibar);

(xviii)  Share Certificate (where the applicant is a share holder in a registered company);

(xix)  Transfer of Share(s)/Stock Deed  (incase the applicant is a share holder by virtue of some shares being transferred to him );

(xx)  Board Resolution i.e. Extract of the Board Meeting resolving to appoint the applicant as a Director (where the applicant is not among the first Directors);

(xxi)  Return of Allotment of Shares (Form No. 55(a) from the Registrar of Companies incase the applicant has been allotted some shares and should include a Board resolution resolving to expand the capital of the company and allot a number of shares to the applicant;

(xxii)  Six Passport Size photographs.

Note: Application for Residence Permit Class ‘A' may be lodged at Immigration Department's Headquarters or The Tanzania Investment Centre-TIC or Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority-ZIPA for Zanzibar (incase the business or project has been registered with TIC and ZIPA respectively).

FEES FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'A'

After an application for Residence Permit Class A has been approved and the applicant notified on the approval of the same, he is required to pay fee as prescribed from time to time.see fee structure. The approval will cease to have effect after sixty days from the date of such notification pursuant to regulation 29 of the Immigration Regulations  

TYPES OF RESIDENCE PERMITS

Residence Permit Class 'A'

Residence Permit Class 'B'

Residence Permit Class 'C'

RESIDENCE PERMITS CLASS 'A'

Residence Permit Class “A” may be granted to a person who intends to reside in Tanzania and engage in trade, business, profession, agriculture, animal husbandry, prospecting of minerals or manufacturing.

 

S/N                                REQUIREMENTS
1. Memorandum and articles of association for company by liability
2. Extract from the registrar-for business names
3. Certificate of incorporation/compliance.
4. Valid Business license.
5. Certificate of registration for Tax payers Identification Number (TIN)
6. Certificate of registration for Value Added Tax (VAT).
7. Valid tax clearance certificate and payment slips.
8. Evidence of business premises (Lease Agreements)
9. Sectorial approval from any relevant Ministry (if needed)
10. Share certificate (if needed) or share transfer and board resolution (for investors who have bought some shares or company.
11. Power of attorney for a person given power as a Director
12. Evidence of the capital that has been invested in the company in terms of cash and lists of assets. i.e. Bank statement/financial statement
13. Current status of Shareholders /Directors from BRELA.(Brela Notice over Shareholder  status)
14. Current Immigration Status of Shareholders/Directors.
15. TIF 1 forms in duplicate duly filled in
16. Copy of passport all pages authenticating nationality and validity of passport
17. Curriculum vitae
18. A covering letter from the applicant
19. Six photographs
20. Original Residence Permit for replacement.
21. Residence Permit Data Sheet.
22. Copy of  Valid  Work Permit From Labour
23.

Any necessary evidence as required by the office of Commissioner General.

NB: all copies  should be certified.

WHERE/ HOW TO LODGE APPLICATION

Application for Residence Permit Class “A” may be lodged at Immigration Services Department headquarters in Dar es salaam or Economic processing zone (EPZA), the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) or at the Zanzibar Immigration head office or Zanzibar Promotion Authority (ZIPA). All applications from Regions except Dar es salaam must start from our Regional Immigration offices; failure of which the application will not be accepted.

 

RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'B'

Residence Permit Class “B” is issued to a foreigner who has obtained employment in Tanzania

S/N                  REQUIREMENTS
1 Memorandum and Articles of association
2 Certificate of Incorporation/Compliance
3 Valid Business License
4 Tax Clearance Certificate
5 Tax Payment slips
6 Certificate of Registration (TIN & VAT)
7 Company Initial Capital (For New Company)
8 Sectorial Approval from any relevant Ministry (TBS,TFDA)
9. Current Status for Shareholders and Directors from BRELA.
10 Professional Registration from Recognized Board (CRB,ERB etc.)
11 Current Immigration Status for Company's Shareholders
12 Organization Structure
13 Application Form (TIF 1)
14 Full copy of passport pages
15 Curriculum Vitae (CV)
16 Academic Certificates
17 Contract of Employment
18 Job description
19 Original RPB (for replacement application)
20 Letter of No Objection from previous Employer.
21 Covering  Letter
22 Residence Permit Data Sheet
23 Copy of Work Permit
24 Four passport size photographs
25 Any other document as may be needed by Commissioner General of Immigration

NB: All copies should be certified.

WHERE/ HOW TO LODGE APPLICATION

Application for Residence Permit Class “B” may be lodged at Immigration Services Department headquarters in Dar es salaam or at the Zanzibar Immigration Head Office. All applications from Regions must start from Regional Immigration offices, failure of which the application will not be accepted.

RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS ‘C’

Residence Permit class “C” may be issued to the following categories of persons:

MISSIONARY

S/N                                         REQUIREMENTS
1. Constitution
2. Certificate of Registration
3. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
4. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. Academic certificates
7. Ordination Certificate for missionary priest
8. Registration certificates from various bodies i.e. Teaching licence
9. Volunteer contract for missionary volunteer
10. Volunteer job description
11. Original permit (for replacement application)
12. Covering letter
13. Copy of work permit from Ministry of Labour
14. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
15. Four passport size photographs
16. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

STUDENT

S/N                                          REQUIREMENTS
1. Constitution
2. Certificate of Registration
3. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
4. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. Academic certificates
7. Birth certificates
8. Copy of valid RP/EC of parents or guardian
9. Evidence of sponsorship/scholarship
10. Parent consent if under guardian
11. Original permit (for replacement application)
12. Admission letter/Joining instruction
13. Letter of approval from Ministry of Education  for Intern student
14. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
15. Covering letter
16. Four passport size photographs
17. Data sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

SPECIAL PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR EAC NATIONALS

Students from East African Community Partner States are not required to apply for Residence Permit Class ‘C’. Instead, they are issued with the Exemption Certificate, which is not paid for.

VOLUNTEER

S/N                                         REQUIREMENTS
1. Constitution
2. Certificate of Registration
3. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
4. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
5. Curriculum Vitae
6. Academic certificates
7. Registration certificates from various bodies i.e. Teaching licence
8. Volunteer contract
9. Volunteer job description
10 Evidence of activities of NGO from relevant government institution or social welfare
11. Original permit (for replacement application)
12. Covering letter
13. Copy of work permit from Ministry of Labour
14. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
15. Four passport size photographs
16. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

RETIRED

S/N                                           REQUREMENTS
1. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
2. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Academic certificates (if appropriate)
5. Evidence of place of occupancy
6. Evidence of retirement benefits
7. Letter of retirement
8. Surrendering of previous RP
9. Original permit (for replacement application)
10. Covering letter
11. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
12. Four passport size photographs
13. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

SICK PERSON

S/N                                         REQUIREMENTS
1. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
2. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
3. Evidence of place of occupancy
4. Evidence of status of his/her host i.e. local/foreigner
5. Evidence of sickness from government hospital (Medical officer)
6. Covering letter
7. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
8. Four passport size photographs
9. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

PERSON ATTENDING CASE BEFORE THE COURT

S/N REQUIREMENTS
1. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
2. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Evidence of trial before the court
5. Evidence of place of occupancy
6. Covering letter
7. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
8. Four passport size photographs
9. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

RESEARCHER

S/N                                      REQUIREMENTS
1. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
2. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Academic certificates
5 Research permit from COSTECH
6. Original permit (for replacement application)
7. Introduction letter from relevant University/college/institute
8. Covering letter
9. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
10. Four passport size photographs
11. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

WINDING UP AFFAIRS

S/N                                       REQUIREMENTS
1. TIF1 Forms in duplicate duly filled in
2. Copy of passport authenticating nationality and validity of passport (all pages)
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Academic certificates
5. Employment contract
6. Surrender of Original permit
7. Covering letter
8. Any other necessary document as required by Commissioner General of Immigration
9. Four passport size photographs
10. Residence Permit Data Sheet

NB: All copies should be certified.

WHERE/ HOW TO LODGE APPLICATION

Application for Residence Permit Class “B” may be lodged at Immigration Services Department headquarters or at the Zanzibar Immigration head office. All applications from Regions must start from Regional Immigration offices, failure of which the application will not be accepted.

FEES FOR RESIDENCE PERMITS

RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'A'

Category

Sector

Eligibility

           Fees  in USD
non East African Community Member State East African Community Member State
A-1 Prospecting of minerals and mining Persons engage into prospecting of minerals or mining 3,000 1,500
A-2 Large scale investment-trade and business including agriculture and animal husbandry Persons intending to engage in into large scale investments trade and business including agriculture and animal husbandry 3,000 1,500
A-3 Prescribed profession and consultancy services Persons having professional/qualification s intend to practice such professional and consultancy. 3,000 1,500
A-4

Small scale trade, business, fishing farming

Person who have been residing in the country and engaged in small scale trade , business artisanship ,fishing, farming 1000 500
A-5 Diaspora Investors Prospective investors who nationality of  origin was Tanzania 1000 -

 

 

 

RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS 'B'

Category Sector Eligibility Fees in USD Fees for EAC member states
B-1 Specific employment by specific employer Persons who have been offered specific employment by specific employer and have the required qualifications and experience 2000 500
B-2 Specific employment by specific employer Professionals technician and Associate professionals from EAC partner states as prescribed in the schedule to the EAC Common Market Protocol. - 500

  RESIDENCE PERMIT CLASS  'C'

Category Sector eligibility Fees in USD EAC member states
C-1 Researchers Person who have been approved by competent authority to conduct research in the country 500 250
C-2 Retired person Retired person who have adequate income to sustain them and their dependents while in the country. 500 250
C-3 Approved religious activities Person who engage in religious activities approved by the Government 250 100
C-4 Winding up affairs Employee previously held residence permit class B requiring to wind up affairs after termination of contract 200 100
C-5 Volunteers Persons engage in non-remunerated activities on voluntary basis 200 100
C-6 Medical treatment Persons attending medical treatment at recognised hospitals or medical institutions 200 100
C-7 NGO,s  Persons employed or Volunteering in NGO,s 500 250
C-8 Parties and witness in courts and tribunals Persons attending court and tribunals as parties and witness in cases. 500 250

 

 

RE-ENTRY PASS

Holders of Residence Permits Class 'A', 'B' and 'C' are required to obtain Re-entry passes after their applications have been approved.

 

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