In Tanzania, a Residence Permit may be provided to any foreigner seeking to remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for the purpose of investment, business, employment, or any other legitimate activity. Residence Permit Class A, B, and C are the three classes of permits available. However, as detailed in the Residence Permit Matrix, this broad type of Residence Permit has several sub-categories.
The Different Types Of Residence Permits
There are three different types of residency permits:-
Class A: For foreigners who are self employed (investors)
Class B: Expatriates working in companies or private organizations
Class C: Other foreigners, such as researchers, retirees, missionaries, and volunteers.
Issuance statuses are intended to identify and distinguish new applicants from existing residents, as well as to provide consistency in decision-making among Immigration Officers in the Residence Permit Section.
The following is the current status of residence issuance:
For the initial application, a First Grant (FG) is available.
Returnee (RT) – This category is for applicants who are returning to their prior institution/company after a long period of absence.
Second Grant (SG) – For applicants moving from one dwelling category to another, such as from Class B to Class A within the same institution/company.
RPL – For applicants renewing their applications after they have expired.
Re-Grant 1 (RG1) – a candidate who is transferring from one institution to another within the same residential class. From A to A, from A to A, from A to A, from A to A, from
Re-Grant 2(RG2) – candidate shifting residential classes from one institution to another. For example, moving from Class B to Class A.
May be granted to a person who intends to enter or remain in Tanzania and engage in self-employed investment in the fields of prospecting and mining, agriculture and animal husbandry, profession and consultancy services, professional arts, manufacturing and processing, larger scale investment and trade, hospitality industry and related activities, information technology and IT activities, transportation and linguistics, construction industry, real estate industry, and other Inv. The applicant can submit an electronic application to Immigration, Zanzibar’s headquarters, the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA), and the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA)
General Requirements for a Class ‘A’ Resident Permit
A foreigner who has qualifications or abilities, particularly in highly technical jobs, that are not widely accessible in the local labor market is granted a Residence Permit Class “B.”
This includes specialists working on government and private strategic initiatives, as well as immigrants with unusual professions who have specific employment by specialized employers. The application must be submitted before to the potential employee’s admission into Tanzania.
General Requirements For Residence Permit Class “B” (FG, SG, RT, RG1, RG2 & RPL)
Foreign nationals who intend to enter the United Republic of Tanzania for one of the following purposes may be granted a business visa for a duration of up to 90 days.
This Visa may be issued to non-resident directors of Tanzanian companies, persons participating in bilateral meetings, spouses of Tanzanians/Residents, government consultants, representatives of international non-governmental organizations, and any other person as determined by the Commissioner General of Immigration or the Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar.
Due to bilateral agreements between the two countries, Multiple Visas are also provided to American nationals who intend to visit for vacation or tourism but are not eligible for Ordinary Visa. These may consist of:
This Visa has a maximum validity of 12 months. The bearer of a Multiple Visa, however, cannot stay in the nation for more than twelve (12) months at a time. They are only allowed to stay in the nation for three months at a time.
This Pass may be provided to a foreigner residing in or visiting Tanzania in order to allow him to apply for and get a Residence Permit or Pass, as well as to fulfill any immigration formalities.
A Special Pass can also be utilized to give a foreigner the option to change his immigration status after it has expired.