Passports and Travel Documents Information

Passport is one of the very sensitive document issued by the government to its citizens so as to allow them to travel outside the country for various purposes. Tanzania government issues various types of passports and other travel documents as provided for by the Tanzania Passports and other Travel documents Cap 42 of 2002 and its Regulations of 2004. 

The passport pages for the current electronic passport contains various images and drawings which explicates the country’s history and tourist attractions.


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:



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