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Legal Update – 2 November 2016

New Revised Immigration Fees issued for Citizens of the East African Community Member States

Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2016 as published through the Government Notice (G.N) No 246 of 19 August 2016 which are to be read together with the Immigration Regulations of 1997.

  • Amends the fees schedule and reduces the fees payable by citizens of the East African Community Member states to obtain residence permits or pass.
  • Introduces new categories of residence permits for Diaspora Investors specific employment by specific employer and for parties/witnesses in Courts or Tribunals.
  • Introduces new categories of passes for Dependants, Students and Migrants of African descent from bordering countries.

To read the Regulations please click here.


New Fees Schedule

Residence Permit Class A:

Previous

Category

New Category Sector Eligibility Fees in USD Fees For Citizens of EAC Partner States

(in USD)

A-1 A-1 Prospecting and Mining Persons intending to engage into prospecting for minerals or mining. 3,000 1,500
A-2,A-4 and A-5 A-2 Large scale Investments, trade and business including agriculture and animal husbandry Persons intending to engage into Large scale Investments, trade and business including agriculture and animal husbandry 3,000  1,500
A-3 A-3 Prescribed profession and consultancy services Members of prescribed profession in possession of prescribed qualifications intending to practice such profession and consultancy services.  3,000
A-6, A-7 and A-8 A-4 Small scale, trade, business, Artisanship, fishing, farming, and any legally recognized activity Persons who have been residing in the country and engaged in small trade, business, Artisanship, fishing, farming, and any legally recognized activity. 1,000  500
N/A A-5

(New)

Diaspora Investors Prospective investors whose nationality of origin was Tanzania and subsequently renounced and acquired another nationality  1,000

Residence Permit Class B:

Previous

Category

New Category Sector Eligibility Fees in USD Fees For Citizens of EAC Partner States

(in USD)

B B-1 Specific employment by specific employer Person who has been offered a specific employment by a specific employer and he or she has the required qualifications and experience. 2,000 500
N/A B-2

(New)

Specific employment by specific employer Professionals, Technicians and Associate Professionals from EAC Partner States as prescribed in the Schedule to the EAC Common Market Protocol (Free Movement of Workers ) Regulations 500

Residence Permit Class C:

Previous

Category

New Category Sector Eligibility Fees in USD Fees For Citizens of EAC Partner States

(in USD)

C-1 C-1 Researchers Person who have been approved by a competent authority to conduct research in the country 500 250
C-2 C-2 Retired persons Retired persons who have an assured adequate income to sustain him/her and dependants while residing in the country 500 250
C-3 C-3 Approved religions activities (Missionaries) Persons engaged in religions activities approved by Government (Missionaries)  200 100
C-4 C-4 Winding up Affairs of contract and sick persons Employees previously held residence permit class B requiring to wind up affairs immediately after termination of employment contract 200 100
C-3 C-5 Volunteers Person engaged in non-remunerated activities on voluntary basis 200 100
C-4 C-6 Medical Treatment Person attending medical treatment at recognised hospitals or medical institutions
C-1 C-7 NGO’S Employees Person employed in NGO 500 250
N/A C-8

(New)

Parties and Witnesses in Courts and tribunals Persons attending Courts and Tribunals as parties ad witnesses to various cases 500 250
  1. Passes
S/N Type of Passes Eligibility Fees in USD Fees For Citizens of EAC Partner States

(in USD)

Fees in TZS
1 Dependant Pass-1

(New)

Dependants to the foreigner and citizens of EAC Partner states who are holder of valid Residence permit 500 250
2 Dependant Pass-2

(New)

Dependants to the Tanzania Citizens 100,000
3 Business Pass Persons from countries which do not require Visa to enter Tanzania seeking to temporarily conduct business, trade , profession or assignment 200 100
4 Student Pass -1

(New)

Persons studying in approved training establishments including children of persons legally residing in the country 200 Gratis
5 Student Pass -2

(New)

Children of Persons legally residing in the country who are below the age of majority and have not been endorsed in their parent’s residence permits and  studying in approved training establishments including kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and other higher education institutions 100 Gratis
6 Migrant Pass

(New)

Person of African descents from bordering countries or any other person as may be prescribed under these

Regulations who migrated into United Republic before 1972 and continues to reside without having a passport or identification of any other country

10,000
  1. Visas

The Immigration (Visa) Regulations, 2016 have also just been published through the Government Notice (G.N) No 247 of 19 August 2016 .These Regulations state the application procedures for different types of Visa with different types of forms and fees that are applicable as stated below.

To read the Regulations please click here.

S/N Type of Service Fees in USD
1 Multiple entry Ordinary Visa 100
2 Single entry Ordinary Visa 50
3. Business Visa 200
4 Transit Visa 30