Tanzania


Service locations

There is no Australian diplomatic mission in Tanzania. The Department's office in Nairobi, Kenya, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Tanzania. 

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian High Commission

Nairobi

Nairobi
Summary

This office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Street address
Riverside Drive
(400 metres off Chiromo Road)
Nairobi
Kenya
Postal address
PO Box 39765
Nairobi
Kenya
Counter hours
By appointment only.
Appointment can be arranged through the Australian Visa Application Centre in Nairobi, or directly with this office by email or phone.
Telephone
254 20 4277 160
9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday
Fax
254 20 4277 189
Electronic contact
Email address: immigration.nairobi@dfat.gov.au
Website
http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

Payment information

Visa applications may be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centres. Methods of payment accepted at are available on their website.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cash

We accept payments in United States dollars (USD) or Kenyan Shillings. If you are mailing or couriering your application, do not send cash through the post.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

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​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

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Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​

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If you are in Ghana you can lodge your application for Citizenship by Descent at the Australian Visa Application Centre.

​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Dar Es Salaam

HiTech Sai Healthcare Centre
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address


Plot No. 445, Junction of Charambe Street and Mindu Street
Behind IST Primary School, Upanga, Dar es Salaam

Telephone

+255 (22) 7141 797 77
+255 (22) 7547 878 69

Fax

+255 22 7547 878 69

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Sarita Vali (female)

Kibondo

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Summary

Medical examinations

Street address

Mjimwema Area
Plot 78 Lubengera
Kigoma

Telephone

+255 28 280 2437

Fax

+255 28 280 2438

Additional information

Doctors:
Dr Laurian Beda Mwita (male)
Dr Thomas Kalasani (male)
Dr Bernard Opare (male)
Dr Rajeev Kumar Lai (male)

Police check

Tanzania

Tanzania
Postal address

Officer-in-charge
Forensic Bureau
Criminal Investigations Department
PO Box 9094
Dar es Salaam
TANZANIA

Additional information

Relevant document: Police Clearance Certificate
Residents and non-residents: Apply to the address above.
Residents: Provide a certified copy of the bio data page from your passport.
Non-residents: Provide:   

  • a letter of introduction and explanation of why you require the clearance
  • application fee – applicants should confirm the acceptable method for fee payment as cash for applications lodged outside of Tanzania may be required
  • a certified copy of the bio data page from your passport
  • a certified set of fingerprints from a police station in your country of residence.

Processing time: Around seven days for residents, and one month or longer for non-residents.

 

Tanzania - applicants living in Zanzibar

Tanzania - applicants living in Zanzibar
Postal address

Officer-in-charge
Identification Bureau, Fingerprint Section
Police Force
PO Box 237
Zanzibar
TANZANIA

Additional information

Police records for Zanzibar are maintained separately for Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania.
Apply to the address above.
Processing time: Around seven days for residents, and one month or longer for non-residents.

Provide:

  • a letter of introduction and explanation of why you require the clearance
  • an international money order for 25.00 USD (payable to the Director of Criminal Investigations Department, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • a certified copy of the bio data page from your passport
  • a certified set of fingerprints from your local police station.